Messages on Gospel of John

Messages on Gospel of John

Rules to Live By: Stay in Love With God

This is the third and final message in a series dealing with the General Rules of the Methodist Societies: 1) Do No Harm; 2) Do Good; and 3) Stay in Love with God. These rules stand at the very heart of what it means to be Methodist. If implemented, they could change the world. They definitely change the lives of the very folks who make them a rule of life. The Scriptures for today’s message revolve around James 5:13-20 and…

Boot Camp for the Soul: Dead End

On this Fifth Sunday in Lent, we deal with themes of death and resurrection, an appropriate topic since the celebration of Resurrection Sunday is only 2 weeks away! Our scriptures are: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; and John 11:1-45. We joyfully welcomed Beverly Capps back to church following a long illness and we welcomed Liz Jones as a new member at McFarland by transfer of letter from Jones Memorial UMC in East Ridge. Holy Week services are as follows:Sunday,…

Boot Camp for the Soul: Redefined

The scriptures for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A:1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 When we encounter God, we find our lives changed. The encounter redefines who we are in relation to whose we are.

Bootcamp for the Soul: Hydrate

Water is essential to our daily living. We can fast from food for some time, but we cannot fast from water for more than a day or two. On this third Sunday in Lent our theme is water. From the water that Moses provides to the stick-necked people of Israel to the living water that Jesus offer to the Samarian woman at the well.

Boot Camp for the Soul: Reset

This is the second sermon in our lectionary series for Lent, Boot Camp for the Soul. Looking at the text primarily from John 3:1-17, we see that transformation is at the heart of discipleship.

Easter 2022

It was early in the morning on that first Easter Sunday. The sun had just come up and the women who followed Jesus were coming to the tomb to finish preparing his body for burial, a task that they had no time to complete on the day of his crucifixion. It had only been a few days, but it seemed like an eternity. As they approached the tomb, they realized that something was wrong. The stone was rolled away. As…

Everyone Who Belongs

Our Scripture this morning is John 18:33-38. We find Jesus face to face with Pilate, the Roman Governor. Pilate has found no reason to hold this man, much less sentence him to death by crucifixion. Pilate asks Jesus if he is King of the Jews, Jesus replies that his kingdom is not of this world. They spar verbally and Pilate finally asks Jesus, “what is truth?” And that is our question for the day: What is truth? Join us as…

On Peace

When Jesus meets with the disciples on the night of the Last Supper, he shares a word with them: Peace (see John 14:27). What is this peace that Jesus brings? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores this topic.

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…
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