Preaching Through John – The Hand of God (John 11:45-12:8)

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We know that God works in the world, but what does that actually mean? How does He move in the lives of people to accomplish His will? In John 11-12, we gain a little bit of insight into the answer to that question, as we see the inner workings of the gospel plan in motion.

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(Preaching through the gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 18, 2016.)

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Preaching Through John – The Good Shepherd (John 10:1-18)

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Shepherding language and analogy is somewhat common in scripture, yet we don’t really have that sort of experience in our culture. When Jesus calls himself “The Good Shepherd” in John 10, what does that mean for us, his sheep?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 4, 2016. The first 4 minutes of audio were unrecoverable.)

Preaching through John – The Danger of Confirmation Bias (John 9:8-40)

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This country is deeply divided, in part I believe because of the dangers of confirmation bias. What is confirmation bias, and how does it affect our lives? We see a perfect example in the attitude of the Pharisees in John 9.

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on November 13, 2016.)

Preaching through John – Glory in Suffering (John 9:1-8)

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Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen at all? In one particular case, for one particular tragedy, we get to know the answer for certain. As we consider the story of the man born blind in John 9, what can we extrapolate for our own lives?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on November 6, 2016.)

Preaching through John – Hard Sayings (John 6.52-71)

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What makes a true thing true? What are the qualities of truth? And what does our response to truth have to do with anything? As we consider a hard saying of Jesus in John 6, we must come to grips with the difficult sayings of scripture in general.

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on October 2, 2016.)

Preaching through John – Food that Endures (John 6:22-51)

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Following the miracle of the feeding the five thousand in John 6, Jesus commands the crowd to seek “the food that endures.” Embedded in this teaching is a question: why do you follow Jesus? What is the “food that endures” and how is it different than the “food that perishes”?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on September 25, 2016.)

Preaching through John – Five Loaves and Two Fish (John 6:1-15)

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God demands action, but sometimes it can all seem so overwhelming. As we look at the story of feeding the 5,000 (really more like 10,000), we must answer this question: what does God actually expect of His children?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on September 18, 2016.)