The Word & The Witness

The Gospel According to John

A Lament for the Blind

John 12:37–50 • November 19, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 12:37–50, where John wraps up The Book of Signs with his own commentary on Jesus' ministry and Jesus' final public address.

Binding the Strong Man, Plundering His House

John 12:27–36 • November 12, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 12:27–36, where we begin to feel the shadow of the cross press into every paragraph of John's book.

Coronation/Crucifixion

John 12:9–26 • November 5, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 12:9–26, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Into a deliriously excited crowd, Jesus injects a note of sobriety—he is a King, but his coronation will be crucifixion.

Extravagant Worth, Worship, & Wickedness

John 11:55–12:8 • October 29, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 11:55–12:8, where John hold up the extravagant worth of Jesus, extravagant worship of Mary, and extravagant wickedness of Judas before our eyes.

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.

Love & Her Gifts

John 11:7–44 • October 15, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 11:7–44, where we see the dramatic conclusion to the living parable of Jesus and his friend, Lazarus.

Stone & Compass

John 11:1–6 • October 8, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 11:1–6, where God's sovereign glory and self-giving love kiss.

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.

Father Abraham's Satanic Sons

John 8:37–59 • September 3, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through John's Gospel with John 8:37–59, where we witness the most Satanic activity in the New Testament.

Sons, Slaves, & Transitive Verbs

John 8:31–36 • August 27, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of John with John 8:31–36, where Jesus challenges professing believers with the question: "Are you a sons or slaves?"

Making the Shadows Dance

John 8:12–30 • August 20, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our verse-by-verse study of the Gospel according to John with John 8:12–30, where we see Jesus ablaze as the light of the world.

Everyone's a (Textual) Critic

John 7:53–8:11 • August 13, 2017 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues our sentence-by-sentence study through John's Gospel with John 7:53–8:11, a text with somewhat of a twist to it.

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