Gold or Crown? (Palm Sunday 2019)
John 12:9-26 • April 14, 2019 • Murray Lee
What do you want Jesus to do for you? In John 12 we are faced with the reality that following Jesus is costly. If we follow Him as the crowds did, pretending that He is a magician who grants us wishes as we please, we will be disappointed. If instead we follow Him with a desire that puts the love of Christ above all other affections, we will find our hearts’ greatest longing and eternal rest for our souls.
Breakfast on the Beach
John 21 • September 2, 2018 • Justin Pillsbury
Through the 21 chapters of his book, John has a distinct purpose in mind. He wants the readers to come away with a clear understanding of who Jesus is—the promised Messiah from the Old Testament. John’s book is the Gospel clearly before us and chapter 21 will cause our hearts to be thrilled and filled as we dwell on Christ love for us. John is saying don’t miss Jesus as the Savior for our sin wrecked lives.
The Belief We Need
Matthew 21:12-22 • March 25, 2018 • Murray Lee
The people in Matthew 21:12-22 tell us a great deal about the main message. It’s a curious story, filled with contrasts. The blind, lame, and broken are made healthy while a healthy-looking fig tree is made to wither. The children and uneducated outcasts of society get it right while the professional religious folks and disciples get it wrong. God is telling us that no amount of good works will earn us good standing with God. Instead, the belief we need is a gift.