a series in the Gospel of John
May 24, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Do ya remember your old gaming system you played as a kid? They had this little invention that assisted you if it ever froze, got stuck or you wanted a redo - it was the RESET button. Following Peter's story out after his failure moment, we see him returning to his old life of fishing - but Jesus meets him and gives him a RESET moment. It's a moment we all need at times. Thanks to Jesus, it's a moment we're each invited into.
When We Fail
May 17, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days. As we continue our journey in the gospel of John, I want us to peer into a MISTAKE MOMENT of Peter and what we learn about Jesus. Sometimes, just like Peter, we get things right! Sometimes, just like Peter, we most definitely get things wrong. What Peter will come to discover is God’s amazing truth: You can’t “work your way” into God’s grace and you can't “behave your way” out of it. Jesus shows us that God is a God of CORRECTION, not CONDEMNATION.
May 10, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Let's look into a prayer of Jesus. It’s known as the great Priestly Prayer of Jesus in the gospel of John, chapter 17. There's so much that comes from how Jesus prays. Read it. Lean into it. Meet His heart for you in it. He knew all that would occur once the church began to move – so he prayed for you, for me, for us. And He still does...
May 3, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
When it comes to life and especially seasons like this that we're navigating, we all find ourselves asking WHY? That question has been around a long time and Jesus doesn't ignore the struggles or the ache of the heart we all feel at times. In fact, he directly tells us the truth about the hardships of life. He discusses the truth and he also delivers an incredible promise in the gospel of John (John 16:33). His promise that we can find peace in him no matter the hardship and we don't have to ever lose heart.
April 26, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
Who is the Holy Spirit, what He like, what does He desire, and what’s His ultimate purpose and why He’s the best friend and greatest gift you can ever have? In this short message we were only able to touch upon the unfathomable riches we have in Christ through the Spirit but we hope you listen and then seek a greater relationship with the Holy Spirit for He is your only way to intimately know Jesus and the Father. He is eternal life and the rivers of living waters your longing for!!!
April 19, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Jesus is NOT someone we put our faith in – in one moment of time; then we’ve got our ticket to heaven and we just set it and forget it. He’s the ONE we’re to repeatedly anchor too, constantly stay connected to, endlessly tether our lives to; this relationship with Jesus is to be something we REMAIN in continually.
The Way, The Truth, The Life
April 12, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we celebrate Easter, we remember that first morning when Jesus arose! It changed everything - for everyday moving forward! An eternal HOPE dawned that day that still reaches out to us in our day. How can we lay hold of it? How can we have it hold us? Through trusting in Jesus as The Way, The Truth and The Life. May God's grace refresh your heart today friends as we worship and adore our Risen Savior!
A Lifestyle of Serving
April 5, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
As we all continue to navigate these ‘stay at home’ days, there is a powerful lesson we can lean into and practice that Jesus models. Jesus demonstrates the full extent of his love (John 13:1) as he serves and washes the feet of His disciples - giving us an example to heed. Real love serves others and isn’t self-seeking. Serving is our calling and is to be our lifestyle as we follow our Savior who led the way.
For God So Loved
March 29, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
We get to eavesdrop in on a one-on-one conversation with Nicodemus and Jesus - as he is curious and leaning into this movement of Jesus to learn more. Jesus' actions spoke loudly, but now we get to see how His words bring clarity. We experience the backdrop to one of the simplest and most profound verses describing God's heart in all the Scriptures. Lean in with us, let it refresh your soul and fuel your ability to share the hope of Jesus.
At His Feet
March 22, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
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.
The Good Shepherd
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
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
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.
What Do You Want?
February 23, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
This message seeks to get behind the writing of John and why he wrote his gospel the way he did. John had lived an amazing life with and for Jesus. He had seen miraculous signs that he writes about but he had also seen almost everyone of his friends brutally killed for the cause of Christ so when he tells the story of the woman at the well he hopes others will be willing to give their lives to following Jesus the King!
Water to Wine
February 17, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
John records Jesus' first miracle and it takes place at a wedding celebration. What's here for us to lean into? A lot. Jesus always shows up where he's invited, so are you inviting him into every area of your life? A disciple is a person that is continually inviting Jesus to show up and have sway in all areas of life. When He shows up, when he’s involved, His presence and power brings about transformation! Jesus' divine activity does something that our individual ability can not do on it’s own.