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03 - The Lamp & The Light

John 1:6-18

October 4, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

God sent John the Baptist as a forerunner to Christ, to be a herald and sign that the Messiah had come. John was not the Light; rather, he was a lamp that reflected the Light, and for which he bore witness. More than just a testimonial, however, John 1:618 reminds us that becoming children of God is the work of God alone and that unbelievers are without excuse. Do you agree? In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.

More from John

01 - Introduction: The Son Of God

September 20, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Known as the “Fourth Gospel,” the Book of JOHN recounts the eyewitness testimony of the apostle John concerning the public ministry of Jesus Christ. His retelling of events present a higher Christology than the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) in that he expounds upon Jesus as the incarnation of God—the divine Logos (Word)—through whom all things were made. Further distancing itself from the synoptics, JOHN focuses largely on the miracles of Christ (thereby substantiating Christ's deity) rather than on the Lord’s teaching parables. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.

02 - The Divine Word

September 27, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Mark began his gospel with the baptism of Jesus; Matthew and Luke, with the Lord's birth. John, however, outdoes them all by starting at the true beginning—with creation itself. In the Prologue to his gospel, John identifies Jesus Christ as the pre-existent logos, or Word, who is the Creator of all that is. The first five verses in chapter 1 reveal, in profound fashion, the divinity of Jesus Christ, the logos made flesh (v.14). In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.

04 - The Testimony Of John (Part 1)

October 18, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

John the Baptist was sent by God to prepare the way for Jesus. But how, exactly, did he do that? In two ways: First, John the Baptist told his countrymen that, although he was not the Messiah, the Messiah had indeed arrived. And, second, he baptized the penitent in water. Being baptized by John demonstrated a recognition of one's sin and a desire for spiritual cleansing, But why was such a ritual necessary to prepare the way for the Messiah? In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.