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Comfort For All Penitent Sinners

Please Read Chapter 21 of John’s Gospel

Comfort was surely what Peter needed on the eve of Good Friday when he left the courtyard of the high priest’s palace. He was overwhelmed with guilt and shame at what he had done. Three times he had been identified as a disciple of Jesus and three times he had responded by denying that he even knew Him. Peter wept bitterly.Read More »Comfort For All Penitent Sinners

Jesus, The Conqueror Of Death

Please read John 20:1-31 in box below

On the wall in our fellowship hall hangs a portrait given in memory of Mabel Lenning, a child of God.

The artwork was produced by Roger Loveless, and is simply entitled, “My Redeemer Lives.” It captures the familiar scene that is a portion of the reading you just completed from the 20th chapter of the Gospel of John.Read More »Jesus, The Conqueror Of Death

Jesus, the Model Sufferer

So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink
the cup which My Father has given Me?” (John 18:11)

OK… raise your hand if you
like pain… anyone?

Who enjoys suffering… anyone?

It’s fair to say that human beings are averse to suffering. The moment a headache or sore muscle begins to bother… there is a good chance we reach for aspirin, ibuprofen, or some other pain killer.Read More »Jesus, the Model Sufferer

Christ — Our One Mediator

“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. 6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.Read More »Christ — Our One Mediator

Jesus — Giver of the Holy Spirit

These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; Read More »Jesus — Giver of the Holy Spirit

The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser.Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. Read More »The True Vine