Gospel of John

May 2020

Truth~ The Gospel According To John 14: 15-17

By | May 24th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley May 24, 2020 As the reading today tells us, truth is in us. Truth is defined as being according to fact or reality. There is a second definition. It is a judgement or idea that is true or accepted as true. These two definitions can be in conflict. A truth ...

Embracing (In) Isolation~John 14:1-14

By | May 10th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Jude Johnson May 10, 2020 Happy Mother's Day to all! During this period of reflection, we examine our relationship with God and each other. This is an extraordinary time. Many are dealing with the fear of being sick. Many have lost income and/or jobs. Some are dealing with death and grief. Anxiety is ...

April 2020

The Worst Funeral Ever ~The Gopspel of John 20: 1-18

By | April 12th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley April 12, 2020 Our reading today tells the story of Mary visiting Jesus's tomb. This resurrection story was a funeral story. Jesus was dead. As was the custom, his followers prepared to mourn Jesus. The mourners planned to weep and tell the story of Jesus's life. Jesus was killed for ...

March 2020

Our Only Health is the Disease~ John 9: 1-11

By | March 22nd, 2020|sermons|

Given by Steve Meineke March 22, 2020 During this season of Lent, we are talking about our spiritual health. Since we are experiencing a global pandemic currently, health is on our minds already. The disease we are talking about today is guilt. Contrary to most people's belief, guilt is not always bad. According to Dr. ...

January 2020

In-Spirit-ed~ The Gospel According to John 1: 29-34

By | January 19th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 19, 2020 Inspirited...a new word to express what happens when one is inspired. It describes what happened when Jesus was baptized. The movement of the "spirit" is like a dove. John the Baptist was sent to baptize as many people as possible. One of those people would be special, ...

May 2019

Holy Now~John 5: 1-9

By | May 26th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Jaime Romo May 26, 2019 Today is Memorial Day. It is also Safe Church Sunday. We are reflecting on healing. We may be feeling a mixture of feelings; reverence, respect, anxiety, loss, and/or grief. Memorial Day began as a way to honor and grieve for the losses of the Civil War. It ...

April 2019

Redoubtable Thomas

By | April 28th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dr. Mike Vaughn April 28, 2019 There is power in asking good questions. Better questions bring better answers. Great questions can lead to stronger faith. Pilgrim is a bucket full of questions about how God's teachings are being enacted in this world. This week's reading is about someone who was not there ...

December 2018

Born of God~ Luke 1: 26-31 34-35 John 1: 5-9 12-14

By | December 24th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 24, 2018 On this Christmas Eve, we contemplate Jesus's birth. The child born to Mary shall be holy. Those who believe in Jesus were given the power to be children of God. Each of us is a child of God. Our belief allows us to give birth to a brand ...

November 2018

Are You A King?~John 18: 33-37

By | November 25th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Jessica Chapman on November 25, 2018 In today's reading, Pontius Pilate asks Jesus "Are you a king?" Jesus answers cryptically. Pilate wanted the matter of what to do with Jesus to be handled within the Jewish community without Roman involvement. Jesus was presented as a criminal, a threat to the Jewish status ...

April 2018

March 2018

What Would Jesus Protest ~John 2: 13-15

By | March 4th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley March 4 18, 2018 Our inspiration comes from John's account of Jesus causing trouble at the temple.  This story appears in each of the four gospels. Only John's account involves a whip of cords. Jesus uses the whip to drive out the oxen, sheep, and other animals but there is ...

May 2017

Non-Matter That Matters

By | May 21st, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/219246171 Given By Judith Johnson May 21, 2017 Matter is anything you can touch, smell, or taste, has mass, and takes up space. Non-matter does not have these qualities. Some non-matter can be defined like the concept of time. Other non-matter eludes definition like the concept of love. Today, we are talking about one such ...