There are some gifts that you cannot receive unless they are given to you from heaven. Pastor Colin Smith talks about two of them—purity and peace.
You are asking about how you can seek after God. The good news is that God is seeking after you!
In part 2 of this series through the Gospel of John, our aim is to Meet Jesus in John 3, 4, and 5. You will discover who Jesus is—God and Savior—and what Jesus gives—joy, life, and strength. You will also find out why He can be trusted and what He wants for you.
There are 7 things you need to know about Jesus in order to understand what faith is. Pastor Colin talks about where Jesus came from, the significance of his testimony about God, who sent him, what kind of words he speaks, why you can always come to him in your need, his relationship with the […]
You see now that your heart is hard toward God. Good. So what do you do now? The standard answer is: “Repent and believe.” But that’s not what Jesus says here to the hard-hearted. Pastor Colin Smith tells us what Jesus says.
John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.” (John 3:27) We are going to look at some words of John the Baptist, the man who was given the great privilege of announcing the coming of Jesus. John had attracted great crowd through his preaching in the desert. […]
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36) Please turn in your Bible to John 3. There are just 6 verses before us today, and I am grateful for the privilege of presenting them to […]
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” (John 4:29) Please open your bible at John 4. We come today to the marvelous story of how one woman was changed forever by Jesus Christ. The story The story takes place in Samaria. Jesus had left “Judea” […]
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42) We come today to the second part of this marvelous story of a woman whose life was changed […]
After the two days he departed for Galilee. (John 4:43) The “two days” are a reference to the two days Jesus spent in the Samaritan town of Sychar, where there had been a remarkable spiritual movement in a place where you would least expect it. “Many Samaritans…believed in him. They asked him to stay…and he […]
Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. (John 5:2) So Jesus was back in Jerusalem. He had been there before, and had performed miracles, though John does not record for us what they were. He then went north through Samaria, where he […]
He was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. (John 5:18) Please open your Bible at John 5. We looked last week at the marvelous story of how Jesus healed a man who had languished beside the pool of Bethesda. He was without strength and without hope. When Jesus […]
“I say these things so that you may be saved.” (John 5:34) Today, we come to the end of the conversation between Jesus and his enemies. This whole exchange was provoked by his healing of the man who had been lying beside the pool of Bethesda. And all this took place on the Sabbath. […]
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