The Work of God John 5:1-18

The Work of God  John 5:1-18
17_0115: Jesus reveals that He is God so we can believe and follow Him. Jesus did the work of God on the earth to show that He is God, but we do not always believe or accept Him. We often want to take the work of God without accepting the will of God. Drawing from ...

Fully Devoted Acts 2:42 4

Fully Devoted  Acts 2:42
17_0108: Christ-followers cultivate a life of full devotion to Jesus because He loves us. Life gets bombarded by constant demands for our attention and love. We must understand what devotion means and how we live it out. Pastor Lane looks at the earliest snapshot of the church from Acts 2:42 to present two stages of ...

Adore Him: humble obedience Matthew 1:18-25

Adore Him: humble obedience  Matthew 1:18-25
16_1218: Jesus is God’s Savior worthy of our adoration thru humble obedience. The gospel of Matthew records the birth narrative of Jesus with the announcement to Joseph. The situation with Mary’s pregnancy created difficulty for Joseph. He loved God and wanted to honor Mary. Joseph had to humble himself to listen to God when the ...

Kingdom Harvest John 4:27-54

Kingdom Harvest  John 4:27-54
16_1211: Jesus sends His followers to labor for the harvest of His Kingdom and calls people to believe in Him. The most natural response to experiencing the power of Jesus is telling others about Him. Jesus instructs His disciples that the harvest is here and ready. In this message Pastor Lane identifies three aspects of ...

Living Water John 4:1-26

Living Water  John 4:1-26
16_1204: Jesus sources a spring of eternal life within us when we believe in Him. Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at a well and introduces her to living water, a water that wells up to supply eternal life. His water is not like any other. He reveals Himself as the Messiah come from God to ...

He Must Increase John 3:22-36

He Must Increase  John 3:22-36
16_1120: Jesus Christ is worthy of our all and He calls us to decrease that He might increase. As chapter three draws to a close, John provides a high call to every person to exalt Christ in their life. He uses John the Baptist’s statement, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” The Christian life is ...

God So Loved John 3:16-21

God So Loved  John 3:16-21
16_1113: God saves people from sin’s condemnation because He loves us and wants all to walk in His light for His glory. John pauses from his narrative discourse between Jesus and Nicodemus to clarify his message of God’s love and salvation. False understandings of salvation are not new. Man has always tried to build his ...

Born from Above John 3:1-15

Born from Above  John 3:1-15
16_1106: Christians are born from above by believing in Jesus as God’s salvation. In this message Pastor Lane identifies three objections that unbelief raises to oppose God’s work. Unbelief opposes God’s work in salvation through Jesus by raising objections and creating excuses. And, unbelief cannot be fixed, tuned-up, cleaned up or improved. There is only ...

True Belief John 2:23-25

True Belief  John 2:23-25
16_1030: Jesus entrusts Himself to those who truly believe in Him as the Christ of God. At the close of chapter two, John provides a reflection on the two introductions that he has provided of Jesus. He makes a startling statement; Jesus does not entrust himself to everyone who believes. These three verses create big ...

Cleaning House John 2:13-22 2

Cleaning House  John 2:13-22
16_1023: Jesus reveals God’s work in salvation that we might know it’s all about Him. Many things cloud our heart and mind, and tempt us to believe that we can only depend on ourselves. Religion trains us to trust in rituals, and questions anything that challenges it. But Jesus confronts the hypocrisy of religion, and ...