Sermons on John
In this message we look at the Covenant that God initiated with Israel moving to the new covenant we have with God through the action of Jesus. The address was delivered on Covenant Sunday, an annual tradition of renewing our commitment early in the new year.
In today’s message, on Trinity Sunday, Rev Leo explores the work of the Holy Spirit in leading us into all truth, based on the words of Jesus in John 16: 12-15. It’s not a new truth that the Spirit reveals but rather a deeper revelation of the truth that already exists.
In this Good Shepherd Sunday message Rev Leo invites us to consider who Jesus is. Drawing on the gospel of John, (Jn 10: 22-30), we look ate the response of the people, many of whom reject him and are ready to kill him. Jesus speaks of his people as sheep who hear his voice, believe and follow.
Referencing John 21: 1-19 and Acts 9: 1-20, in this message Rev Leo invites us to consider the danger of saying ‘yes’ to Jesus!
Today Rev Leo focused on the story of the dinner party held in Jesus’ honour held at the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha and invited us to consider whether we are like Judas or Mary. Mary had poured a jar of expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet before wiping them with her hair. Judas chastised her for this ‘wasteful’ act. Read the story from John 12: 1-8.
What does it mean to see Jesus as king?
The story of the healing of the blind man is more about insight than sight.
No-one is below the offer of salvation. Meet the woman at the well as she meets the one who knows everything about her.
Nicodemus discovers that his standing, his knowledge and his ‘religion’ will not save him He must be ‘born again’.
The Trinity is a mystery to be experienced rather than explained.
The prayer of Jesus reminds us that life will not be all sunshine and roses for the believer.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd to whom we are called to listen, and follow his example.