The Word & The Witness
The Gospel According to John
Accidental Prophet, Rival Gods
John 11:45–54 • October 22, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study of John's Gospel with John 11:45–54, where we see an unvarnished display of the hardening power of idolatry, as well as the radical grace of God in and under and over all of it.
Judas Maccabaeus & The Phylacteried Antichrists
John 10:22–42 • October 1, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of John, this time with John 10:22–42. In this section, we watch the Christ face down a crowd of unlikely antichrists even as he pushes out the borders of our understanding of his work and identity.
Woe to Wicked Shepherds!
John 10:1–21 • September 24, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 10:1–21, where Jesus takes up the 600-hundred-year-old mantle of the prophet Ezekiel, condemning the wicked shepherds of Israel and unveiling the Good Shepherd who has come to take their place—himself.
Learning to See
John 9:8–41 • September 17, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian continues our verse by verse study through John's Gospel with John 9:8–41, an narrative dripping with irony. One man starts the chapter blind and ends it seeing, and a group of Pharisees start the chapter seeing and end up blind.
Epicurus & The Great Question Mark
John 9:1–7 • September 10, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
There is a question mark that lives in every Hurricane that floods homes and drowns little children and every fire that burns down someone’s childhood home and every earthquake and every genocide and every rape and every murder and every congenital disability. It is not a new question mark. It's name is suffering. In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our sentence-by-sentence study through John's Gospel with John 9:1–7, where we are confronted with this question mark and Jesus' radical answer to it in a man born blind.