Sermons

The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John has been a favourite of many readers of the New Testament and is full of beauty, mystery, and, occasionally, surprises. It is here, that John points to a new way of living. It is the ‘Kingdom of God way of life’. John’s primary purpose is to lead us to Jesus, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (1:29). And through this belief John promises that we would have eternal life in his name (20:30-31).
Join us, as we navigate our way through John’s Gospel in 16 weeks, ending on Easter Sunday morning. To start, we will approach the Gospel of John in a way that looks at key themes. These themes will provide a broader understanding of what it means to be a King Jesus follower in a ‘countercultural’ way. Following, Jesus reveals something important about His divine nature, His character, and His mission by declaring “I am the bread of life” (6:35), “I am the light of the world” (8:12), “I am the good shepherd” (10:11), “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (14:6). Finally, John uses selected signs to reveal the majesty, the ‘supremacy’ of Jesus, the “Christ” of God. Culminating God’s greatest sign, being the Cross and Resurrection of Christ.
You might be wondering…what does it matter, that ‘the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (John 1:14). It matters because God takes the human experience seriously—so seriously that he became human to reflect the true and authentic way to be a Christ follower in our world.
Themes in the Gospel of John: 
  • Jan 6, 2019 - Justice John 1:1-18; 12:20-33; 16:1-15
  • Jan 13, 2019 - RelationshipsJohn 2:1-11; 17:14-26; 15:1-17
  • Jan 20, 2019 - SpiritualityJohn 2:13-22; 4:7-26; 5:1-18; 20:1-31
  • Jan 27, 2019 - FreedomJohn 19:25-36; 14:15-21
  • Feb 3, 2019 - TruthJohn 19:1-16; 10:1-18
  • Feb 17, 2019 - PowerJohn 21:15-22
Self-Declarations in the Gospel of John 
  • Feb 24, 2019 - I am the bread of lifeJohn 6:22-59
  • March 3, 2019 - I am the light of the worldJohn 8:12-30
  • March 10, 2019 - I am the good shepherdJohn 10:1-21
  • March 17, 2019 - I am the way, and the truth, and the life - John 14:1-14
Signs in the Gospel of John
  • March 24, 2019 - Healing of the noble sonJohn 4:46-54
  • March 31, 2019 - Multiplying of the bread and fishesJohn 6:1-15
  • April 7, 2019 - Healing of the men that was born blindJohn 9:1-41
  • April 14, 2019 - The raising of LazarusJohn 11-12:1-19
  • April 19, 2019 – The CrucifixionJohn 18-19
  • April 21, 2019 - The ResurrectionJohn 20-21