Our Denial Doesn’t Stand a Chance

John 18:12-27 – March 4, 2018

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You gotta have heart…

John 9:1-41

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John 4:1-42 – #likeagirl

Before you listen to the sermon below… (seriously, give it a listen. I can’t tell you how different the sermon that is printed below from the preached sermon!)…ANYWAY, watch this before you listen below:

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For God So Loved the World…

John 3:1-21

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What is Anger Good For, Anyway?

John 2:13-25

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. 23 When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone.

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Daily Bible Readings for the week of March 11, 2018

  • Sunday: John 18:28-40, Jesus and Pilate
  • Monday: John 12:36-43, The Unbelief of the People
  • Tuesday: John 12:44-50, Summary of Jesus’ Teaching
  • Wednesday: John 13:18-30, Jesus Foretells His Betrayal
  • Thursday: John 13:31-35, The New Commandment
  • Friday: John 13:36-38, Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
  • Saturday: John 14:1-14, Jesus the Way to the Father


The Best You’ll Ever Have

John 2:1-11

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What is the Bible?

“I’ve heard people say that they read it literally. As if that’s the best way to understand the Bible. It’s not. We read it literately. We read it according to the kind of literature it is. That’s how you honor it. That’s how you respect it. That’s how you learn from it. That’s how you enjoy it.

If it’s a poem, then you read it as a poem.
If it’s a letter, then you read it as a letter…
There are lots of ways to read it. In fact, right isn’t even the best way to think about the Bible.

How about dancing? You dance with it And to dance, you have to hear its music. And then you move in response to it.”

Rob Bell in “What Is the Bible?” pages 80-81

What is the Bible?

“You never stop asking questions:
Why is that there?
What is that referring to?
Why does Luke mention that women paid Jesus’ bills?
Who were those women?
How does that book begin?
How does it end?
Why does the book of Ruth end with a brief genealogy of King David?”

Rob Bell in “What Is the Bible?” page. 78