These final verses of John 3 capture many of the themes and summarizes much of the first three chapters of the book. We see that Jesus, the Word made flesh, comes to the world that so desperately needs him.
Why is it you do what you do as a believer? At times we do the things we do the way we do them so we gain from it.
Humility is a journey from self-centeredness to Christ-centeredness which produces a greater others-centeredness.
God sends His Son, not to judge it, but to save it. The giving of His only Son not only demonstrates His great love, but makes the experience of that love possible.
Nicodemus meets Jesus in the cover of night to ask him questions. His experienced leaves him grappling with things he doesn’t understand, and confronts us with our own challenge to examine the claims of Jesus on our lives.
When many believed in Jesus – early in his ministry – he did not entrust himself to them. Why? Because he knows our hearts, even when what comes out of our mouths is different.
Jesus turning water into wine not only shows his authority over heaven and earth but also ushers out the old way of the world and welcomes the new.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the sign itself that we miss out on or ignore what the sign is actually pointing to. Every sign Jesus performed is a sign pointing to the fact that He is the Messiah.
The first disciples begin to follow Jesus and recognize that he is not like any other person they have known.
John the Baptist came to bear witness that Jesus was the Son of God. We will listen to John’s testimony about Jesus and see our own need for him.
John concludes his Prologue with a beautiful picture of Jesus as the Word who became flesh. His glory – full of grace and truth – has been seen. In this sermon we will explore that glory and pray to see it.
Jesus is the true light through which God shines His grace and illuminates our faith.