Sermons on “John”

Jesus Light of the World: Believe

John tells us that Jesus’ life is the light of the world. The world is divided into two parts. The people who want to hide from that light and those who are drawn to trust in the life of Jesus so much that they change their behaviour. Hear what it means to believe in Jesus.

View Sermon

Resurrection 4: 40 Days

As we continue our exploration of the resurrection appearances of Jesus, this week we focus on Jesus’ appearance by the sea of Galilee.  We are invited to consider if we demonstrate our love for Jesus through our love for His people.  Jesus restores us by bringing us back to the core of faith – do you love me?

View Sermon

Resurrection 3: Resurrection Week

‘Doubting’ Thomas wasn’t present when the risen Jesus first appeared to his disciples, so took some convincing that Jesus had, indeed, risen from the dead. It was only some time later, when he was able to see and touch Jesus, that he stopped doubting, and believed and worshipped. Chris preaches on John 20:24-31 and challenges us to respond to Jesus’ resurrection by choosing to believe and worship the risen Christ.

Unfortunately no audio recording is available for this sermon, but sermon notes are available for download.

View Sermon

Resurrection 1 : Resurrection Morning

The resurrection lies at the heart of the Christian faith– without the resurrection we could have no way of knowing that the cross was anything more than an act of self-sacrifice. As we have a risen Saviour there is no situation beyond His power to resurrect. The power that raised Christ from the dead is at work in you.

View Sermon

An All Round Faith: Pass it on!

We are invited to become part of God’s team, receiving from Him and passing on the blessings we receive but will we drop the baton?

View Sermon

An All Round Faith – Free At Last!

This week we look at the illustration of Dressage. Dressage means training. Jesus calls us to be disciples – learners. So, every believer is being trained. This training involves cooperation with Jesus – He does not force us to obey Him but we learn to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Chris seeks to apply this and outline practical ways to walk in step with the Spirit.

View Sermon

God’s Dwelling Place: In Jesus

Jesus is the exact representation of God. God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in Him. Jesus is the true Israel, the tent of meeting, the temple, through Him we find the way to reconciliation with God. Last week we thought about pressing into the holy of holies to meet with God. This week we hear Jesus’ invitation to be immersed in the unity of Father, Son and Spirit. We are invited to dwell in God.

View Sermon

God’s Dwelling Place Before the World Began

In this series we will be focusing on God and His dwelling place. I hope that we will each have a growing sense awe and wonder at God’s awesome plan and our part in that plan. God existed for all eternity before time and He will continue to exist for all eternity. The time-space-matter bit that we live in right now is a tiny part of God’s eternal experience. If we seek to know God better then we need to think a little about God’s dwelling place before the beginning of the world.

View Sermon

Light in the New Testament

Barry Canning continues the series on Light.

View Sermon

Easter: Fake News or Good News?

How do we know the truth about a report we hear? Whether it is on the TV, in the papers or on social media? In the rush to get the scoop, lies and half-truths mascaraed as news. Some people see the resurrection of Jesus like that. Fake news, concocted because people need something to believe. Even some Christians think that we are asked to believe entirely on the basis of blind faith rather than evidence. This is not the case. Chris offers three types of evidence: Historical, Psychological and Experiential.

View Sermon