Messages on Gospel of John

Messages on Gospel of John

True Freedom 2021

On this July 4th, 2021, we hear a lot about freedom. But what does that really mean? John 8:31-36 gives us a clue. Jesus tells us that the truth will set us free. The Gospels tell us that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. So why do we seek to find salvation in political “messiahs” instead of turning to the one true God?

Born of the Spirit

It is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. It is also Memorial Day Weekend. Our text this morning is the familiar John 3:1-17. But what does it mean to be “born again?” Join us as we explore the meaning of the this well known and well worn phrase. If you watch our worship service, we will pray a blessing over the home buckets that we collected for Ishe Anesu mission in Zimbabwe and we pray a special prayer in honor of…

Jesus is our Friend

When Jesus declares to his disciples that they are now friends, what does that mean? Are they buddies? Or does he mean something else entirely? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores some possible cultural insights into Jesus’ statement in John 15:9-17.

Doubt

On this Second Sunday of Easter, we revisit the story of “Doubting Thomas.” As Pastor Wayne explores John 20:19-31, he will share something there for doubters, for true believers, and for everyone in between.  You see, Thomas’ story is our story, too.

Look UP and Live

Our service this morning on the 4th Sunday in Lent combines the Old Testament story about Moses and the complaining people and the story of Nicodemus and Jesus found in Chapter 3 of John’s Gospel. In both stories, we are invited to “look up and live”. As followers of Christ, we are invited to “look up and live.” In the hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, we hear it this way:Turn your eyes upon Jesus,look full in his wonderful face,and…

Anything Good?

Our Scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany are 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; and John 1:43-51. In the sermon, “Anything Good?” Pastor Wayne looks at the calling that we all recveive as followers of Christ. In a time when the Word of the Lord is rare, may we be open to God’s calling in our life.

Living Water

Water, one of the necessary resources for life to exist. Join us as we explore the relationship of water with the people of God. Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-15.

True Freedom

Join us for online worship on July 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The scriptures are: Psalm 72, Galatians 5:13-26, and John 8:31-36. Pastor Wayne’s sermon will look at the subject of True Freedom. You are welcome to download the bulletin here: https://bit.ly/2BtJjKkTo support the church with your tithes and offerings, visit here: https://bit.ly/3eajYCWPlease register attendance here: https://bit.ly/2VMMxPJ

Easter 2020

Easter is normally a time of great celebration with family and friends. However, the restrictions placed by our response to the COVID-19 virus are causing us to celebrate Easter differently. Instead of huge crowds at church with family time to follow, we are worshiping online at home and using technology to visit family and friends. This Easter morning at McFarland UMC, we are celebrating Easter as best we can in a remote environment. We look forward to the day when…

Hydrate

Our Scriptures this morning from Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42 have to do with water. In Exodus, the water is necessary for life. In John, the water is necessary for living life abundantly. The water is living water that goes beyond the need for sustenance. This morning, we don’t offer a recording of the sermon. Because of the Coronavirus scare, we offer a video of the modified Morning Prayer and Praise service that we conducted this morning with no congregation.…
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