Apr 23, 2017
Knowing Jesus as The Vine
In John 15, Jesus continues to prepare His disciples for his coming departure. He challenges them to remain in Him and not fall away. We discover three principles for abiding in Christ, the true vine. These principles involve three important relationships: our relationship to Christ, our relationship with God’s people, and our relationship with the world.
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  • Apr 23, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Vine
    Apr 23, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Vine
    In John 15, Jesus continues to prepare His disciples for his coming departure. He challenges them to remain in Him and not fall away. We discover three principles for abiding in Christ, the true vine. These principles involve three important relationships: our relationship to Christ, our relationship with God’s people, and our relationship with the world.
  • Apr 9, 2017Knowing Jesus as Comforter
    Apr 9, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Comforter
    In John 14, Jesus tells His disciples not to let their hearts be troubled. He comforts them by explaining how He provides for them even in their sadness. Like the disciples we often experience sadness and discouragement, and we discover how we can be encouraged. We learn several ways Jesus provides for us as we come to know Him as comforter.
  • Mar 26, 2017Knowing Jesus as Servant
    Mar 26, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Servant
    Chapter 13 is the beginning of a very important section in John’s Gospel, in which we learn what Jesus taught the disciples on His last night with them prior to His death. First, Jesus washes their feet, and we discover a couple of reasons why He takes on this lowly task. We also learn why we should serve and what we should do when serving is difficult.
  • Mar 19, 2017Knowing Jesus as the King
    Mar 19, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the King
    In John 12 we see Jesus embracing the title of king. We also see several responses to Jesus’ claim to the crown. People respond to Jesus in the same ways today, and these responses include rejection, confusion, and following superficially. We discover what it looks like to follow faithfully and we learn why we should follow the King even when it’s difficult.
  • Mar 12, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Resurrection and the Life
    Mar 12, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Resurrection and the Life
    In John 11, we are reminded of the problem we all face: death. We are also reminded Jesus is able to reverse this curse and bring about life even in death. We discover several reasons why Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Also, we talk about why we can be hopeful even when we experience death.
  • Mar 5, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Good Shepherd
    Mar 5, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Good Shepherd
    In John 10 we discover several reasons why Jesus is the good shepherd we should follow. First, He is the only one who has the authority to be our shepherd because of who He is. Second, He has a compassionate heart toward His sheep. His care for us causes us to want to follow Him. Third, He is a good shepherd because He is willing to sacrifice greatly for us. Finally, He provides the security for us that we want and need.
  • Feb 26, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Light
    Feb 26, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Light
    At the beginning of John 9, Jesus encounters a man who is blind from birth. By the end of the chapter, the blind man is able to see both physically and spiritually because he recognizes his blindness and need. The religious leaders, by contrast, don’t recognize their need, and they prove to be blind to the Light of the world. We learn from these two examples how we can experience Jesus as the Light.
  • Feb 19, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Truth
    Feb 19, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Truth
    We live in a strange time when truth is under attack and the nature of truth is up for debate. In John 8, we are reminded that knowing the truth is key for experiencing freedom. The good news is that Jesus is the light who has come to the darkness with the truth so we can be free. In order to be free, we must come to know the truth about ourselves, Jesus, and true faith.
  • Feb 12, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Christ
    Feb 12, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Christ
    We learn from John 6 that we need to go to Jesus with the right motivations and stay there. We discover from the text a couple of unhealthy motivations for going to Jesus. Like the crowd, we often follow Jesus merely because of what He can do for us. We also learn healthy motivations for going to Jesus. Jesus doesn't merely give us what we need to be satisfied; He is the bread of life and He satisfies.
  • Feb 5, 2017Knowing Jesus as Bread of Life
    Feb 5, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Bread of Life
    We learn from John 6 that we need to go to Jesus with the right motivations and stay there. We discover from the text a couple of unhealthy motivations for going to Jesus. Like the crowd, we often follow Jesus merely because of what He can do for us. We also learn healthy motivations for going to Jesus. Jesus doesn't merely give us what we need to be satisfied; He is the bread of life and He satisfies.
  • Jan 29, 2017Knowing Jesusas the Son of God
    Jan 29, 2017
    Knowing Jesusas the Son of God
    In John 5 we see several examples from the people in the story of common myths and inaccurate views about God and how He works. We correct these myths and we are encouraged to think correctly about God, ourselves, and God’s Son. We address superstitions, healings, and man-made traditions.
  • Jan 22, 2017Knowing Jesus as Living Water
    Jan 22, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Living Water
    In this sermon we look at John 4 and the intriguing conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well. We learn the problem is that we have both a physical and spiritual thirst. We also learn that Jesus can satisfy our thirst. Perhaps most interestingly, we learn the reason why Jesus is able to satisfy is because He experienced both physical and spiritual thirst for us. When we come to understand and believe this, we begin to experience the satisfaction only Jesus can provide.
  • Jan 8, 2017Knowing Jesus as Redeemer
    Jan 8, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Redeemer
    In this sermon we look at the stories from John 2 when Jesus turns water to wine and cleanses the temple. In both stories we have a problem and a solution. The problem is brokenness, and the solution is that Jesus has come to redeem. We discover how Jesus provides redemption and we are encouraged to know Him more deeply as our Redeemer.
  • Jan 1, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Word
    Jan 1, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Word
    In John 1 we discover our problem is that, left to ourselves, we don’t know God and we can’t know Him. The good news is that God has made Himself knowable to us. However, John tells us Jesus is the way we come to know God. We discover why Jesus is essential for knowing God.
  • Jan 1, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Word
    Jan 1, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Word

    In John 1 we discover our problem is that, left to ourselves, we don’t know God and we can’t know Him.  The good news is that God has made Himself knowable to us.  However, John tells us Jesus is the way we come to know God.  We discover why Jesus is essential for knowing God.

  • Dec 25, 2016The Christmas Spirit
    Dec 25, 2016
    The Christmas Spirit
    In this Christmas Day sermon, we look at Luke’s account of Christ’s birth. Throughout the sermon series, we have been talking about the particular spirit of Christmas we see in each text. Now we discover how we see each Christmas spirit in this text: humility, joy, peace, and love. Since God has given His Son, we are encouraged to practice each of these characteristics throughout the year.
  • Dec 11, 2016The Christmas Spirit – Love
    Dec 11, 2016
    The Christmas Spirit – Love
    We learn that the true spirit of Christmas involves love. We see God’s love for us in the birth of His Son. We also see the proof of God’s love for us through His Son’s death. Just as God has loved us in a sacrificial way, so we should love one another. In fact, John says if we don’t love one another in this way we haven’t really experienced God’s love. We learn how and why we should practice this Christmas spirit of love.
  • Dec 4, 2016The Christmas Spirit: Humility
    Dec 4, 2016
    The Christmas Spirit: Humility
    The Christmas spirit we see in this important text is humility. Even though He was equal with God, Jesus willingly humbled Himself. We explore what it means that He “emptied” Himself, and we discover the true wonder of Christmas. The main point of this text is that we practice this spirit of humility. We learn what true humility involves and how to get motivated to reflect the humility we see in the Christmas story.
  • Nov 27, 2016Should I Not Pity that Great City, Colorado Springs?
    Nov 27, 2016
    Should I Not Pity that Great City, Colorado Springs?
    In Jonah 4, we discover that we should be gracious toward others since God has been gracious toward us. We learn from Jonah that there is a "problem" with God’s grace as we often want to see people experience God’s justice while we want to experience His grace. We learn how our hearts can be changed to reflect God’s heart for Colorado Springs and all people.
  • Nov 20, 2016God is Patient
    Nov 20, 2016
    God is Patient
    As we see God’s patience toward Jonah, we are reminded that God is patient with His people. We are motivated to faithfulness and to be patient with one another. As we see God’s patience toward Nineveh, we are reminded that God is patient with all people. While the cross reveals God is willing to forgive the most undeserving people, we also discover that God’s patience won’t last forever.