• Sun Series: The Gospel of John for Seekers, Skeptics and Saints
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    Prayer & Silence

    This is a message that I shared at Kaleo Church, one of the churches that we are relationally connected to through our Ecclesia network in Spokane. If the following quote on prayer by C.S. Lewis resonates with your own struggles in prayer, this message will help you. "Then again, by talking at this length about prayer at all, we seem to give it a much bigger place in our lives than, I'm afraid, it has. For while we talk about it, all the rest of our experience, which in reality crowds our prayer into the margin or sometimes off the page altogether, is not mentioned. Hence, in the talk, an error of proportion which amounts to, though it was not intended for, a lie. Well, let's now at any rate come clean. Prayer is irksome. An excuse to omit it is never unwelcome. When it is over, this casts a feeling of relief and holiday over the rest of the day. We are reluctant to begin. We are delighted to finish. While we are at prayer, but not while we are reading a novel or solving a crossword puzzle, any trifle is enough to distract us. And we know that we are not alone in this." -C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, chapter 21
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    John 11: The presence, pain and power apologetic of Jesus

    We will all face death, taste the sting of it and be crushed by the weight of it. Everyone becomes a philosopher and theologian in the aftermath of it. You will find it or it will find you, death is an enemy of what should be and a reality of what is. Everyone has to deal with death be they seeker, skeptic or saint. Many try to deny it, evade it, escape it, some yield to it, hasten it, dance with it, others defy it, romance it, embrace it and some worship it. Most fear it, fight it and try to make peace with it. Jesus faced it, fought it, overpowered it, rescued others from it, suffered it, descended into it, overcame it and destroyed it.
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    John 9: The Names & Signs of God & the Divinity of Jesus

    The Gospel of John for Seekers, Skeptics & Saints: Jesus said he was the light of the world in John 8 and in John 9 he heals a man blind from birth. This sermon explores how the names and signs given to Moses to prove He was sent from God, were the names and signs, Jesus claimed and performed to show He was the divine, son of God. A powerful moment in the temple when God forms a miracle out of clay and brings new vision to a man in darkness.
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    John 8:12-59: Jesus in the Court of Women

    The Gospel of John for Seekers, Skeptics & Saints: John 8:12-59: Jesus's explosive sermon from the Court of Women in Herod's Temple. The dangerous claims of Christ continue during the feast of Tabernacles. This chapter ends with only one of two conclusions for the hearers: He is either a devil or divine. The implications are apocalyptic for the temple and the people of Israel. The verdict will change your life.  
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    John 7: Christ Our Rock of Flowing Water

    The Gospel of John for Seekers, Skeptics and Saints: John 7 Jesus stands up in the court of women in the temple and lays claims to be the fulfillment of the feast of tabernacle rituals taking place during the celebrations. Who does Jesus think he is? The answers are dangerous and lead to his eventual death.  
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    John 6: Christ is Greater than Moses

    The Gospel of John for Seekers, Skeptics and Saints: John 6, Old Testament allusions fulfilled in Christ. Jesus, John 6 and the allusions of Genesis. Allusions, types and allegories are not the primary method of exegesis but added up together, they can give a powerful background narrative of the One who is: "worthy of more glory than Moses” -Heb 13:3. Understanding how Jesus fulfills the types of the Old Testament, adds another layer of trust and understanding to our faith in the scriptures and in Jesus.
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