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Listening to God's Story

As theologian Mike Goheen notes in his book, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, preaching is an element of worship that deserves special attention. It is a powerful means by which God’s people may be nurtured and empowered for their missional calling.

Every Sunday, we seek to preach Christ and for us this means at least three things: “First, wherever we are in the Biblical story, our preaching will be oriented to and from Christ. The goal of preaching is to make Jesus Christ present. Second, Christ himself comes clothed in the gospel, and so the message is more than words; it is the power of God unto salvation. The message itself becomes the power of God to transform lives.” And third, as Lesslie Newbigin has noted, “The business of the sermon is to bring the hearers face to face with Jesus Christ as he really is.” Jesus is not simply a personal savior. He is Creator, Lord of history, Redeemer of all things, and final Judge.

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Sermons from John

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October 29, 2023

Beggars, Chosen: Held by God

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Canons of Dort Topic: Sermon Passage: John 10:22-30, John 17:1-2, 6, 9-11, 15, Philippians 1:1-6

October 22, 2023

Beggars, Chosen: Transformed By the Spirit

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Canons of Dort Topic: Sermon Passage: Genesis 6:5-6, Deuteronomy 30:1-3,6,9-10, Ezekiel 36:22,24-28, John 3:1-5

October 8, 2023

Beggars, Chosen: Human Corruption

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Canons of Dort Topic: Sermon Passage: Genesis 3:1, 6-8, 13, 20, John 8:31-39, 43, 47, Romans 6:3-5

October 1, 2023

Beggars, Chosen: Particular Redemption

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Canons of Dort Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:35-40, Hebrews 9:11-15, 22-28

September 24, 2023

Beggars, Chosen: Election

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Canons of Dort Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:9-17, Romans 11:33-36

June 4, 2023

I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 14:1-14

May 28, 2023

I AM the Friend Who Loves

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1,9-17, John 14:25-27

May 21, 2023

I AM the Vine

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1-9

May 14, 2023

I AM the Good Shepherd

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 10:11-21

May 7, 2023

I AM the Gate

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 10:1-10

April 30, 2023

I AM the Light of the World

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 8:12-20

April 23, 2023

I AM the Bread of Life

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:25-40,53-59

April 16, 2023

I am the Resurrection and the Life

Speaker: John Vriesma Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 11:17-44, Revelation 2:12-17

February 5, 2023

Who We Are Becoming: Receptive Readers

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Epiphany Season Topic: Sermon Passage: John 14:15-21, Revelation 10:1-4,8-10

June 12, 2022

The Thoughts and Prayers of Jesus

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 17:1-9,15-26

June 5, 2022

Can I Get a Witness?

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:26– 16:15

May 29, 2022

The Forever Friend

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 14:15-27

May 22, 2022

Do You Love Me?

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1-25

May 15, 2022

153 Fish

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 21:1-14

May 8, 2022

The Twin, the Wounds, and the One Lord

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 20:19-31

May 1, 2022

Until Jesus Calls Her Name

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 20:11-18

April 17, 2022

Fools Rush In

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Easter Topic: Sermon Passage: John 20:1-10

April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday and the Donkey King

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: John 12:12-23

April 3, 2022

Here is Your Mother; Here Is Your Son

Speaker: John Vriesma Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: John 19:17-27

March 27, 2022

The Lord who Kneels

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: John 13:1-17

March 6, 2022

The Friend Who Comes Too Late

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: John 11:1-44

February 27, 2022

Transfiguring What We See

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 9:1-15

February 20, 2022

A Meal That Stays With You

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:32-52,60-69

February 13, 2022

Do You Want to Get Well

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 5:1-15

February 6, 2022

A Woman and an Empty Well

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 4:1-26

January 23, 2022

Born, again

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 3:1-21

January 2, 2022

Jesus, when the wine runs out

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 2:1-11

December 26, 2021

The Amazing Story of Christmas

Speaker: Matthew Burns Topic: Sermon Passage: John 1:1-5,14

May 30, 2021

Want the Spirit Jesus Gives Without Measure?

Speaker: Mike Sullivan Topic: Sermon Passage: John 3:34-35, John 7:37-39

October 11, 2020

Being The Real Thing

Speaker: Dan Vos Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 5:1-7, John 15:1-13

June 21, 2020

Race and Grace

Speaker: Tra'Vorus Weaver Topic: Sermon Passage: John 4:7-30

May 10, 2020

Prayer Today - Wanting to be Changed?

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: Prayer Today Topic: Sermon Passage: John 5:1-6

April 9, 2020

Jesus Cares

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: Lent Topic: Special Services Passage: John 15:9-19, Isaiah 53:4-10

December 29, 2019

Sent Into the World by the One Who Came

Speaker: Joel Vande Werken Topic: Sermon Passage: John 17:6-19

November 3, 2019

Abide and Go

Speaker: Kaitlyn Givens Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1-11

October 20, 2019

Living Water or a Cistern

Speaker: John Vriesma Topic: Sermon Passage: John 7:1-44

August 4, 2019

Facing Chaos

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 46, John 7:37-39

May 12, 2019

Thinking Together

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: Serving Together Topic: Sermon Passage: John 17:13–23

April 14, 2019

I AM… the Way, the Truth, the Life

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 14:6–7

April 7, 2019

Drastic Care

Speaker: Ron Vanderwell Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1–5

March 31, 2019

Never Hungry, Never Thirsty

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:25-35

March 24, 2019

Jesus: I Am the Door

Speaker: Mike Sullivan Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 9:13– 10:10

March 17, 2019

Jesus, the Light of the World

Speaker: Tra'Vorus Weaver Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 1:1–4, John 8:1–12