The Gospel of John
A year-long study of John's Gospel
Jesus Prays for You
December 26, 2021 • John Kasay • John 17:20–26
Have you ever thought about God praying for us? He did. Jesus prayed for you and me in a lonely garden in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Right before He went to the cross, His thoughts were on us – and He spoke with the Father about us. God speaking with God about you and me. You have to hear what He said.
Jesus Prays for His Followers
December 19, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 17:1–19
This Sunday, we look at John 17:1-19. It's the end of what is commonly called the Upper Room Discourse (John 14-16). In these verses, Jesus is praying. First, Jesus prays for Himself and His relationship with the Father (verses 1-6). Jesus prayed for only one thing: that His life would glorify His Father in heaven. Next, in verses 7-19, Jesus prays for His disciples. For the 11 who were with Him as He prayed this prayer. But, also, for you and me. And the amazing reality in Romans 8:34 is that He continues to pray this prayer for His followers today. While in heaven. Before the Father. How amazing! The reality of Jesus' life and purpose is found in the reality that the Father sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. (See John 17:18). It is a repeated theme throughout the gospel of John. And it's the reason for the season. It's why we celebrate Christmas. God became one of us. He moved into our neighborhood! God became a human! To live and die for us. To give us the gift of eternal life. Such amazing grace!
Pushing Through Pain to Joy
December 12, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 16:16–33
This Sunday, we will continue our journey through the gospel of John. Our verses will be John 16:16-33. The title of the message is "Pushing Through Pain to Joy." Have you ever had to push through a painful problem? Jesus said that His followers will have to. In fact, the example He gives in these verses is childbirth. The mom has to push through the pain. But joy immediately replaces the pain when the baby is placed on her chest. Such is the call to Jesus's followers. Personally, I couldn't help but think of Mary giving birth to Jesus. Pushing through the pain to hold in her arms the King of kings, Lord of lords and Prince of Peace. There is joy in our mourning. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us to “rejoice” in our tribulations. How are we able to rejoice? Because He has overcome the world! And since we are in Him, and He lives in us, we overcome the world and our problems with His presence. Power. Joy. Hope. Peace. And love.
December 5, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 16:1–15
This week, we will continue our advancement through the gospel of John. I will look in depth at John 16:1-15. These are some of the most interesting verses in all the Bible. Jesus gives us deep insights into the nature and work of the third person of the Godhead: the Holy Spirit. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit our "Helper." He is the one who gives us strength in the midst of crises and problems. He encourages us as we face any and all adversity in life.
Do You Remember?
November 28, 2021 • John Kasay • John 16:1–4, John 15:18–27
In today’s message, we see Jesus giving His final reminders to His disciples in John 15:18-16:4. Remember… remember. Jesus says it only twice in the passage, but it is inferred in almost every phrase.
The Vinedresser, the Vine, & the Branches
October 24, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 15:1–17
Today we continue our journey through the gospel of John, preaching from John 15:1-17: the Father is the vinedresser, Jesus is the true vine, and we are the branches. Our call is to abide in Jesus, the true vine, and produce much fruit in our lives for his glory.
Is Your Popcorn Ready?
October 17, 2021 • John Kasay • John 14:15–31
This week we are studying Jesus’ final words to His disciples before He goes to the cross (John 14:15-31). Jesus is trying to get His disciples to change their minds from being very self-centered to focusing on God and His plan that is unfolding right before their eyes.
The Way, The Truth, and The Life
October 10, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 14:1–14
This week we will be looking at John 14:1-14, some of Jesus's most significant teaching about the Father in heaven. Verse 6 is another "I Am" statement from Jesus, yet another claim to deity.
Learning From Betrayal
September 26, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 13:21–38
Have you ever been betrayed? Jesus was. As we go verse by verse through John 13:21-38, we will look at how Judas betrayed Jesus, and what that may mean for us today. Also, we will examine Peter, a second one of Jesus's disciples who betrayed him. Yet Peter's and Judas's betrayals stand in stark contrast to one another.
Why Jesus Washed Feet
September 19, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 13:1–20
This week we take a look at John 13:1-20. It's when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. Can you imagine? The Lord God of the universe stooped to wash his followers’ feet. It's an example of how we should treat one another. A desire to serve, not be served.
Jesus Cries Out
September 12, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 12:44–50
This week we will take a look at John 12:44-50. It's Jesus's last public message in John before He goes to the cross. In these verses, Jesus reiterates His purpose in the Father sending Him to earth. Pastor David Chadwick will once again present the gospel of Jesus, the major and primary message the church has to send to a dying, corrupted world. The gospel is the only hope of the world.
Jesus on How to Handle Pain
September 5, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 12:27–43
This Sunday we will continue our jaunt through John. More specifically, we will examine John 12:27-43. We all experience hard times. In these verses, Jesus gives us some practical ways to address it when it happens.
The Triumphal Entry
August 29, 2021 • David Chadwick • John 12:12–26
Today we look at from John 12:12-26. These verses describe what is commonly referred to as "Palm Sunday." They document the last week of Jesus's life on earth. There are fascinating spiritual insights found in his passage. As always, it's all about Jesus.
Welcome to the Celebration
August 22, 2021 • John Kasay • John 12:1–11
Today we continue our journey, as we look closely at John 12. There is so much about to happen in the life of Jesus, as He is beginning to make His way to the cross. But scripture pauses to tell us of this deep and powerful moment — when Mary anoints Jesus with oil. There are rich cultural and spiritual truths at play, and so much to learn in this text.
A Moment of Truth
August 15, 2021 • John Kasay • John 11:45–57
This week we continue our journey through the gospel of John by looking at the “Conspiracy to Kill Jesus” in John 11:45-57. In this passage, the High Priest has been confronted with the reality of what Jesus is doing, and has come to a moment of truth.