Haunted / Hopeful

John 12

Interview with Rich Perez

April 6, 2020 • Brian McCormack, Rich Perez

Pastor Brian McCormack interviews Rich Perez, a Pastor in New York City during the time of the Coronavirus crisis.

Lord of the Night

April 5, 2020 • Brian McCormack • John 13:18–30

Why would Jesus invite someone into his inner-circle that he knew would betray him? There are several answers to that question, and they all center around things He wants YOU to know. If Jesus can use the darkest night in history to bring about ultimate good, you get to praise him in the midst of whatever darkness you face.

Be Cleansed, Be Humble, Be Sent

March 29, 2020 • John 13:1–17

Jesus breaks from all expectations of a rabbi on Passover to do something typically only done by the lowliest of servants — he washes his disciples’ feet, and commands them to do the same for others. Before we can do what Jesus did, we must know the 3 things he knew that empowered him to love to the uttermost.

5 Timely Answers to 5 Timeless Questions

March 22, 2020 • Brian McCormack • John 12:44–50

Who is Jesus? Why did he come? Is there hope for me? Do my decisions matter? How can I have eternal life?

See. Believe. Speak.

March 15, 2020 • Brian McCormack • John 12:37–43

Some see but don’t believe. Others say they believe, but don’t speak up. We are a church that does all three — especially when those around us are hungry for hope.

Dare to Double Down

February 16, 2020 • Megan Johnson • John 12:27–28

Jesus tells us that his soul is troubled—but instead of stopping there, he doubles down on his relationship with God and says, “Father, glorify your name.” Megan unpacks this text and challenges us to show our cards, bet big, and invite God to rain his presence down on us no matter what we’re walking through.

Death Leads to Life

February 9, 2020 • Brian McCormack • John 12:25–26

Culture says it’s all about you. Christ says deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow me. In dying to ourselves daily we experience more joy than we thought possible.

Jesus, We Wish to See You

February 2, 2020 • Nick Shafto • John 12:20–26

How do you "see" Jesus? In John 12, Some Greeks who were looking for Jesus stand out against the gospel narrative as unusual in the political landscape of the time. In a culture where there was separate "worship" for the Gentiles at the Jewish temple, these men were a picture of all who want to know God. As these Greeks request to see Jesus, his response is that in order to rightly see him, you have to see his death, burial, and resurrection.