If anyone had cause to boast, it was John the Baptist, a person foretold in prophecy, born miraculously, and the baptizer of Jesus himself. Yet, it was he who uttered the phrase that should be adopted by every disciple: “He must increase, and I must decrease.” What does this phrase mean, and how can it become effective in our own lives?
(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 14, 2016.)
I imagine many (if not most) of us can quote John 3:16. But how about verses 15 or 17? What about John 3:18? John 3:16 is an iconic, powerful verse to be sure, but it is only in the context of John 3:1-21 that we see why God’s love is so amazing.
(Preaching through John’s Gospel. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 7, 2016.)
Nicodemus is the perfect stand-in for the modern seeker. Coming to Jesus, recognizing his Divine power, what information does Nicodemus receive, and why does it matter today?
(Preaching through John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on July 31, 2016.)