Tonight we see an encounter with Jesus, where a worship moment breaks out at a dinner party. There is boldness and an intimacy in this action from Mary that must have shocked the guests reclining at the table. Some think it's a waste, but Jesus relishes it. Mary's posture of praise invites us to take our worries and exchange it for worship in the presence of our mighty Savior. Jesus is worth our utmost devotion, not simply some attention from time to time.
At His Feet
March 22, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
The Good Shepherd
John 10:1-18 (entire service) • March 15, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we continue our look in the gospel of John, we see Jesus step forward into a role and a title that was reserved for God himself. Jesus is stating his deity again by proclaiming that he is The Good Shepherd. Friends: we are invited to KNOW the Good Shepherd as the leader of our everyday life today, not just for our eternal life someday. Jesus knows you and is here to lead you in our here and now. You’re safe when you’re close to the Shepherd.
Drop Your Rock
John 8:1-11 • March 8, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
In John 8:1-11 we encounter a story that is best described as part church service, part soap opera and part Law & Order episode. How will Jesus respond in a most tension filled moment? So many in our culture are quick to throw shade or cast stones of shame; but thankfully Jesus provides a better example as He responds with grace. His first reaction is compassion, not condemnation. Is that yours? Friend, drop your rock.
Bread of Heaven
John ch. 6 • March 1, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Today we lean into John ch. 6 and this amazing passage of Scripture. It has a crescendo early on with the feeding of the 5,000 as Jesus does an incredible miracle; it then builds to this deafening 'selah' moment at the conclusion of Jesus' toughest sermon. The miracle is a reminder that It’s never about how much we have to offer Jesus, but rather if we will offer whatever we have to Jesus and watch what He can do with it. At the conclusion of the chapter, Jesus proclaims that He is the Bread of Life and many of the fans of his feeding miracle the day before, walk away. What started with admiration, ended for some with abandonment. Jesus' activity is to push people toward making a decision about him, not just admiring what he can do.