Jesus, Love Incarnate (John 13)

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We often think of 1 Corinthians 13 as the “Love Chapter” of the Bible because in that chapter, love is so beautifully and eloquently defined – love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, and so on. And while that is certainly a beautiful and thorough description of real love, not the mushy gushy feeling love that pervades our world … Read More

Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life (John 11 & 12)

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Today we will be in John 11 & 12, chapters that mark the turning point in the ministry of Jesus and the beginning of His passion week. For us it also marks our halfway point in this quest of Pursuing Christ. We’ve been doing this for seven weeks now, and today starts seven more weeks, with us finishing up on … Read More

Jesus, the Light of the World (John 7 & 8)

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Last week we looked at the extraordinary turn of events recorded in chapter 6 of John, where Jesus begins the day feeding 10,000 people with just a boy’s lunch, which resulted in the crowd wanting to kidnap him and make him king by force. Knowing their thoughts, he escapes that and sends his disciples away across the lake, later joining … Read More

Jesus Feeds and Thins the Crowd (John 6)

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John 6 records two of the more extraordinary events of Jesus’ life, which is saying something considering his life was full of extraordinary events. The first is the feeding of the 5,000 followed immediately by Jesus walking on the water. And then John finishes the chapter with a long speech Jesus gives the crowds that liked the free food which … Read More

Jesus and the Sabbath (John 5, Matthew 12, Luke 13, Mark 3)

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We are now in week 4 of Pursuing Christ, which I mentioned last week is not a message series but a quest – a quest to know the one who saved us in a deeper and more intimate way. It’s about abiding in the vine, fixing our eyes on Jesus, learning what he’s like, what he loves, what he hates, … Read More

And So It Begins…(John 2)

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Let’s begin with prayer… In your groups this past week you should have discussed a bit of John chapter 1 and a few other verses about the importance of knowing Jesus intimately. I hope it was a fruitful discussion. I titled today’s talk “And So It Begins” both because today we begin looking intently at Jesus to learn his ways … Read More

Pursuing Christ

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Now, I recognize there are probably still some lingering questions about how we are doing groups this time. And I know there are also even bigger questions than that out there. Like, how long are we going to be in this building? I think we can all agree that while it does work for the time being, it certainly is … Read More

Who is this Man?

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In the midst of all these changes happening you might be wondering what God is up to. Well, I don’t claim to ultimately know, but I will tell you what I believe He has revealed to me about our present situation. In a nutshell, we are finally going to be wearing shoes that fit. For the whole history of Reality … Read More

In The Zone

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Next weekend begins the NFL regular season. We are a month away from the MLB playoffs. NBA basketball and NHL hockey will be starting again in October. And MLS is in full swing with playoffs not starting until November, but nobody in America cares about soccer until the World Cup which won’t be until next summer. But all of that … Read More

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