Sermon Archives: Gospel of John Sermons

John begins his gospel with “In the beginning was the Word.” This is encouraging, but how is John setting us up to see Christ as the one who brings in a new creation?

Do You Want to Get Well?

Feb 13, 2019

Do You Want to Get Well? Scripture: John 5:1-18 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Power of the Life II. Apathy toward the Life III. Persecution of the Life Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: John 5:1-18 King James Version (KJV) 1 After this there was a feast of the […]

Living Waters for Thirsty Souls

Jan 30, 2019

Living Waters for Thirsty Souls Scripture: John 4:1-42 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. The Well of Life II. The Worship of God III. The Work of Reaping Conclusion Scripture Reading: John 4:1-42 King James Version (KJV) 1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus […]

Making Christ Clear

Jan 23, 2019

Making Christ Clear Scripture: John 3:22-36 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Baptisms 22-27 II. Bridegroom 28-30 III. Beginnings 31-33 IV. Big Ending 34-35 V. Believe 36 Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: John 3:22-36 King James Version (KJV) 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the […]

The Light of Christ … Warning and Warming

Dec 16, 2018

The Light of Christ … Warning and Warming Scripture: Isaiah 59:19-21, John 3:18-21 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. The Day of Decision II. The Draw of Darkness III. The Delivery from Delusion Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Isaiah 59:19-21 King James Version (KJV) 19 So shall they fear […]

Melted and Motivated by God’s Great Love

Dec 9, 2018

Melted and Motivated by God’s Great Love Do we truly understand the depth and breadth of God’s Love? What does mean to be Loved by Him? If you have been wondering these things and can’t seem to find the answer, please listen or watch the sermon recording for the explanation. Scripture: Genesis 22:1-18, John 3:16-17 […]

The Hollow Man & the Son of Man

Dec 2, 2018

The Hollow Man & the Son of Man How is Jesus Christ like the serpent raised up by the Moses in the wilderness? How does it relate to Nicodemus and being Born Again? Is it really that important to be Born Again? Do you want answers to these questions? Please watch or listen to the […]

Cleaning House

Nov 25, 2018

Cleaning House Scripture: Psalm 69:1-13, John 2:13-25 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Temple Polluted 13-14 II. Temple Purified 15-17 III. Temple Predicted 18-25 Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Psalm 69:1-13 King James Version (KJV) 1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. […]

The Best is Last

Nov 18, 2018

The Best is Last Ever wonder how the wedding in Cana and Mount Sinai are connected and the significance of the wine transformation? What about the symbolism of the water pots and the wine? If you have wondered about these things and struggled to find a clear answer, please listen or watch our sermon where […]

Part Two: Come and See – Day 4

Nov 11, 2018

Part Two: Come and See – Day 4 Scripture: Genesis 28:10-17, John 1:43-51 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. A Gentile’s Glimmer 43-46 II. Dawn’s Early Light 46-49 II. Noon Day is Coming 50-51 Conclusion Scripture Reading: Genesis 28:10-17 King James Version (KJV) 10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, […]

Come and See – Day 3

Nov 4, 2018

Come and See – Day 3 Scripture: Isaiah 52:1-12, John 1:35-43 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Come and See the Person II. Come and See the Pattern Conclusion Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:1-12 King James Version (KJV) 1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful […]

John the Nobody

Oct 28, 2018

John the Nobody Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11, John 1:19-34 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. John the Nobody 19-28 II. Jesus the Somebody 29-34 Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 King James Version (KJV) 1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to […]

A Sight for Sinner’s Eyes

Oct 21, 2018

A Sight for Sinner’s Eyes Scripture: John 1:14-18 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Revelation of God II. Dwelling of God III. Fullness of God IV. Sight of God Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: John 1:14-18 King James Version (KJV) 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt […]

Logos of Life and Light

Sep 30, 2018

Logos of Life and Light Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5; Isaiah 50:10-11; John 8:12, 1:1-5 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Logos II. Life III. Light Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:1-5 King James Version (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the […]

Who is the Logos?

Sep 23, 2018

Who is the Logos? Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-3, John 1:1-5 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. The Word is Eternal II. The Word was with God III. The Word Was God IV. Why Important? Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:1-5 King James Version (KJV) 1 In the […]

The Passover Plot

Sep 16, 2018

The Passover Plot Scripture: John 1:1, 14, 18, 29, 51; 2:11; 8:42-47; 12:20-27; 13:1-4; 16:28; 17:24 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction OUTLINEPrologue 1:1-18 Word became Flesh Opening Seeking 1:19-51 Gathers Deciples Public Words & Signs 2-12 Christ in this World Private Words 13-17 Christ Returning to Heaven Closing Seeking 18-20 […]

Seeking the Elusive Word

Sep 9, 2018

Seeking the Elusive Word Scripture: Proverbs 2:1-6; John 1:1-5,14-18,35-39, 6:56-66 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Weasel Words II. Wonder Why? III. The Way of the World Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Proverbs 2:1-6 King James Version (KJV) 1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide […]

Great Expectations

Mar 25, 2018

Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-11, John 12:12-26 (Read from ESV) Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction I. Great Expectations II. Prophetic Anticipation III. True Realization Conclusion Sermon Video: Scripture Reading: Zechariah 9:9-11 King James Version (KJV) 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he […]

Totaled (Canons of Dort 1,3,5,11; John 3)

Apr 23, 2015

Confession: Canons of Dort 1,3,5,11 Scripture: John 3 The Canons of Dort were developed in five heads to respond to the Arminian challenges of the 17th century. The third Canon dealt with Total Depravity which was later placed first in the famous acrostic TULIP. We tend to view human nature on a continuum of good […]

Do You Love Me? (John 21:1-25)

May 29, 2013

I am sure that we are all somewhat familiar with Jesus asking Peter three times if Peter loves him. Have you ever wondered why Jesus has to ask Peter three times if Peter loves Him? I mean if Jesus is the Son of God who knows all things then what is the point of asking […]

The Resurrection that Mattered (John 20:1-31)

May 19, 2013

So often we think that it is the skeptic or the scientist that has the problem with the resurrection. Some people probably think that they are superior in that they do not merely accept these testimonies. I am sure that there are some people who think that they are advanced and developed because they question […]

Heaven Trumps Human Wisdom (John 19:16-42)

May 12, 2013

The death and resurrection of Christ are probably two of the most controversial things in the Christian faith. I mean, how can we say that Christ actually won the battle by dying on the cross? This sounds like we are seriously chickening out of a challenge. How can you win by losing? How can a […]

The Trial that Changed History (John 18:28-19:16)

May 5, 2013

The Lord made a strong promise in Genesis 3:15 that the Lord would definitively defeat Satan. We all know that truly we are no match for Satan. We can see this because Adam in his perfect state did not stand up to Satan. So, what trick does Christ have up His sleeve? How is Christ […]

Ironic Betrayal (John 18:1-27)

Apr 28, 2013

If we are honest we are critical of the words from Hebrews that say, “For we do not have a high priest who has unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” We do not think that Christ can understand everything we […]

The High Priestly Prayer (John 17:1-26)

Apr 14, 2013

If we were facing a very hard time the chances are that we would be thinking of ourselves and how to get out of trouble. If we were giving ourselves for another person we would want them to vow that this sacrifice would not be a waste of time. What does Christ pray for when […]

Destined to Be Alone and Afraid? (John 16:4-33)

Apr 7, 2013

If we are honest about our view of the Lord we are tempted many times to think that Christ has it easy. I am sure that if we were even more honest we would be skeptical that Christ really has been tempted in every way. If we had our chance to dialogue with Christ at […]

A Funny Pep Talk (John 15:18-16:4)

Apr 4, 2013

If we we know that our time on this earth is finished we are going to choose our farewell words carefully. If we see ourselves as people of destiny then we want people to carry on our legacy. Our words then will motivate our successors to carry on our legacy to make sure that people […]

Abide in Me (John 15:1-17)

Mar 24, 2013

When we listen to the parting speech of Christ there seems to be a bit of a contradiction. On the one hand his father is the vinedresser and Christ is the vine. Yet, we are told that we are to abide in Christ as He gives us new life. So, why do we abide in […]

Building a New Place (John 14:1-31)

Mar 17, 2013

Sometimes when we think of Jesus doing his time in this world he left because he could not hack it. I mean it seems that Christ was eager to return to His ivory palace. After all this world is broken, full of poverty, there is injustice, and there is plain wickedness that is sometimes overwhelming. […]

Ironic Victory (John 13:21-38)

Mar 10, 2013

If someone desires to win a contest you figure that the person is going to train, and it is going to be a close race to keep you in suspense. We would think that a person is crazy if the person thinks that they can show up, and then seem to quit. We would tell […]

The Peasant King (John 13:1-20)

Mar 3, 2013

When we think of leaders or kings we think of individuals that are worthy of glory. They wear expensive clothing, they drive nice cars, and they have the most luxurious mansions. We do not think of them as talking to the lowly people. We do not think of them as having to get their hands […]

Is This Ministry Remotely Effective? (John 12:36-50)

Feb 24, 2013

The idea that God chooses His people is something that is still controversial today. It sounds mean that the Lord only selects some people and not everyone. On the flip side we could see that Christ as the Shepherd securing His sheep offers us rich comfort. What kind of comfort does this offer? What peace […]

Triumphant by Whose Standard? (John 12:12-36)

Feb 17, 2013

It is always interesting to me that when Christ enters Jerusalem we call that “His Triumphal Entry.” Yet, Christ does not see it as triumphal at all. In fact, Christ speaks against the entry being triumphal, and almost rebukes those who greet him. Why does Christ react this way? Why not avoid the cross and […]

Ironic Anointing (John 12:1-11)

Feb 10, 2013

Some think of Jesus as an ethical teacher, or maybe an example of ethics. There is some truth to this reality, but yet Christ rebukes Judas for being concerned about the poor. Why does Jesus rebuke Judas? How come Jesus does not rebuke Mary for wasting expensive perfume? Why does Mary pour perfume on Jesus’ […]

The Settled Verdict (John 11:45-55)

Jan 28, 2013

Man thinks that he is very wise, and can determine his own destiny. This is not something that is new, but we see this mindset especially at the time of Jesus. How can we be sure that the Lord is more powerful than all the rulers of this age? How do we know that God […]

I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:1-45)

Jan 21, 2013

hope that as Christians we see the resurrection as a great blessing. This is the assurance that we will be raised from the dead. While this is nice to know today, how do we know that it is really something that is fully beneficial? In other words how can a blessing that happens at the […]

The Shepherd's Trial (John 10:22-42)

Jan 13, 2013

You can see in scripture in many places that God is a shepherd of His people. I hope that we find our hope in the reality that God is our shepherd. Yet, what does it mean that He is our shepherd? How did we ever receive the privilege of being called His sheep? What comfort […]

Do You Follow the Good Shepherd? (John 10:1-21)

Nov 25, 2012

In today’s world it would sound strange to say that we cherish the Lord being a shepherd. One might wonder what does that mean? Does that mean that we are just sheep who aimlessly follow along with the herd? Does that mean that God does not love us as individuals? Does that mean that we […]

Blinded by Righteousness (John 9:1-41)

Nov 18, 2012

I bet that if you went out into the street and asked people about a pharisee I am sure you would get a variety of answers. I bet if you asked in the church you would get a variety of answers as well, but most people would agree that they wanted to be righteous. Is […]

Who is a Son of Abraham? (John 8:31-59)

Nov 11, 2012

There are many debates about who is in Israel. Who is the true Israel? There are some who say that you literally have to have your genealogy trace you back to Abraham. There are others who say that Israel is the church. I think one of the key ways to settle this is to listen […]

A Flickering Light (John 7:53-8:30)

Nov 4, 2012

As Christians we sometimes quote Scripture saying, “Jesus is the Light of the World.” This is from the Word of God so what Christian will challenge this claim? However, if Jesus is the light of the world then why is He in heaven? Did Jesus go to heaven because He was sick of it? Is […]

Drinking At Zion (John 7:25-52)

Oct 28, 2012

It always hurts my ears when people talk about Jesus being a moral teacher or when people speak of Jesus being some sort of a guru. Yes, Jesus taught morals and yes he was a teacher, but why does this bother me? What is wrong with speaking about Jesus being only a moral teacher? How […]

Realizing the True Sabbath (John 7:1-24)

Oct 14, 2012

I think it is pretty much common that if someone wants to get their ideas into the public square they generally need to be assertive. They have to promote themselves or they need to have others spend much time and energy promoting on their behalf. This is common sense right? Well, this is along the […]

How Do you Get Eternal Life? (John 6:60-71)

Oct 7, 2012

One could make the case that Christ always seems upset and cranky in the gospel accounts. When we look at John 6 Christ uses some strong language about being the bread from heaven. The jews are not happy with this message, but yet Christ does not back down or recant anything that he stated. Why […]

Feeding the World (John 6:22-59)

Sep 30, 2012

What do we mean when we talk about the Christian life? Really? Do we mean that we work harder to please God? Do we mean that we struggle through this age? Why do we want to live the Christian life? I think the core of this question is: what is the basis, the hope, the […]

Why Walk on the Water? (John 6:16-21)

Sep 16, 2012

It is interesting that in society it has become a cliche to say something along the lines of, “When is the last time you walked on water?” The point of this saying is to communicate that someone is not in a place to judge another person. We find that Christ did in fact walk on […]

A Greater Feast than Cana (John 6:1-15)

Sep 9, 2012

We have all be in those situations where friends might be in town, and we know that we do not have enough food. Sometimes we might even find ourselves in a situation where we are hosting a meal and something does not turn out right. What are you going to do? You have this responsibility, […]

The Defense's Case (2) (John 5:31-47)

Sep 3, 2012

Many times we think that we are very advanced today. Our mode of transportation is advanced compared to just a few decades ago. Many people in developed nations live in houses with climate control. We are people who understand science, and are in a position to question things that just were not possible in years […]

The Defense's Case (John 5:19-30)

Aug 26, 2012

Many times as Christians we think about our resurrection as being one of those difficult doctrines to explain to non Christians. It seems so absurd. Yet, why is the resurrection encouraging for us today rather than just in the future? Why is the resurrection so important to Christianity? What does the resurrection have to do […]

The Problem of Religion (John 5:1-18)

Aug 19, 2012

I think if you talked to most people about why they do not like Christianity that you will discover that it is not Christianity that is a problem, but Christians. Sometimes when people fall they affirm their righteousness until the end, or make excuses for their sin. Why are self righteous people such a problem? […]

Cana Still Bears Witness (John 4:43-54)

Aug 12, 2012

When we consider our time today it is hard for us to believe because we do not have Christ performing miracles in our presence. We cannot evaluate whether Christ is really the Messiah or not. This is somewhat frightening, but what do we see in the text that assures us that the Word of God […]