John 3

Nicodemus and Joseph: A Case Study in Peer Pressure (John 19:38-42)

Nicodemus and Joseph: A Case Study in Peer Pressure (John 19:38-42)

What can 2 men burying the body of Jesus teach us about Peer Pressure and discipleship?

Jealous of Others' Gifts (Numbers 11:23-30)

Jealous of Others' Gifts (Numbers 11:23-30)

It’s so easy to fall into a church culture of comparison when it comes to spiritual gifts. We examine an account from Israel’s time in the wilderness which anticipates some of the issues at work many years later in Corinth.

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

In the first of 2 sermons on Hell, we explore the images the Bible uses to describe Hell and Hell’s relationship with the choices we are making now.

Baptism and God's Spirit: 5 Texts (John 3:1-8)

Baptism and God's Spirit: 5 Texts (John 3:1-8)

Why does the Bible so often connect water baptism with the work of the Holy Spirit? And is this the same as "baptism of/by the Holy Spirit"? We explore.

In Spirit and in Truth: 3 Layers (John 4:19-26)

In Spirit and in Truth: 3 Layers (John 4:19-26)

A conversation around a well in Samaria transitions from the life of a certain woman to a broader discussion of worship, but it is still directly related to her circumstances and potential barriers for her. Jesus offers a message of hope for her and in the process gives us a simple but profound understanding of worship by describing it in 2 words: SPIRIT and TRUTH. We peel back 3 layers of what may be embedded in those 2 words and see what the layers mean for our practice of worship.