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When unbelievers have hardened senses they have them because they are still blind spiritually, still hardened in heart and unable to see who Jesus is as Savior of sinners and believe in Him. We see that in the passage before us. August 28, 2022 - AM Service
Show me, said the people who came looking for Jesus after they had their fill of the loaves and fish. You've got to show us some sign if you want us to believe in you. The problem is that the unbelieving heart is never satisfied. August 14, 2022 - AM Service
If you say you are a believer in Jesus then you should be following Jesus. And the Bible gives us examples from the life of Jesus that we can follow. Do you see growing evidence in your life that you are a believer in and follower of Jesus? August 7, 2022 - PM Service
When people have faulty beliefs about Jesus they'll be looking for at wrong ways to or even make their own ways to be right with God. Jesus makes it clear in the passage before us that there is no work to do to be right with God, but one must believe in Him. August 7, 2022 - AM Service
Are your affections misplaced? Are you only concerned with today, today's food, today's needs, and what Jesus can do for you today? Or have you trusted your life to Jesus and are you making knowing Him, and living for Him your highest aim on earth? July 24, 2022 - AM Service
When it comes to determining the strength of your faith in Jesus there may be no better way than looking at where your faith was during your last life storm. Jesus wanted the disciples to put their full faith in Him and this passage reminds us to do the same. July 17, 2022 - AM Service
Why did people flock to Jesus? Was it because they saw Him as the Messiah, the one who would save them from their sins? As we enter John 6 we find that great crowds of people were attracted to follow Jesus wherever He went because of His miracles. They saw the miracles and wanted more, but they didn't see Jesus for who He was, God in human flesh and the only One to be believed in. July 10, 2022 - AM Service
If you only search for the approval of man and fail to believe in Jesus and devote your life to living for Christ you'll miss and not be seeking "the glory that comes from the only God" (John 5:44). What is this glory? July 3, 2022 - PM Service
There's a danger in seeking the praise of men. There's a danger in looking only for the approval of man. That danger is that you will be tempted to pursue only that which is temporal in this life and fail to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. July 3, 2022 - AM Service
Jesus made no claims about who He is only statements of fact that clarify who He is. Knowing and understanding who Jesus is, is foundational to our faith in Jesus. Let's look at what Jesus reveals about who He is as God in human flesh. June 26, 2022 - Evening Service
In John 5 the Jewish religious leaders were confronting the very giver of life and final judge with their petty religious rules. They wouldn't believe His Word and even opposed Him. But for all who believe in Jesus verse 24 is a promise: "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." June 26, 2022 - Morning Service
Are you more concerned about your man-made traditions than you are with obeying God? What kinds of things are you substituting for being righteous before God? What kinds of things have you allowed to take the place of being obedient to God's Word? That was the problem the Jewish religious leaders had with Jesus healing on the Sabbath the man who had been lame for 38 years. June 19, 2022 - Morning Service
Not all illness is the result of some personal sin. God is working in all our suffering. For these reasons your faith can be strengthened even if you suffer illness. God's ways are not your ways. His purposes are not like yours. But you can trust in Him because His purposes are always good. June 12, 2022 - Evening Service
Jesus chose one man to heal physically at the pool of Bethesda. But Jesus went on to tell him that he should go on and sin no more. How? In the power of the Spirit. And forgiveness of sins and the power of the Spirit is available to all who believe in Jesus. June 12, 2022 - Morning Service
Some people are curious about religion, or they're interested in understanding who Jesus was. Some people will go to church because they think there's something there to make them feel better. But this is not true faith in Jesus. In our passage of study we see people like that. But we also see people who truly believe in Jesus. Sunday; June 5, 2022 - AM Service
God uses believers in Jesus to witness, to testify of Christ in leading people to faith in Him. God also uses the Word and it's the Word of God people need most for their faith to be properly placed in Jesus and Him alone. Sunday; May 29, 2022 - AM Service
Jesus has been spiritually nourished by pointing the woman at the well to her need for living water. Jesus was serving God the Father as He served to meet the needs of this woman. Then he pointed the disciples to the spiritual nourishment that's available to them, and all followers of Christ as we serve the Lord. Sunday; May 22, 2022 - PM Service
Jesus had been revealing himself as the Messiah personally to one, spiritually needy woman. When the disciples return He's not thinking of the food they brought back, He's still thinking about the spiritual nourishment for the soul that comes from serving the Lord for God's glory. Sunday; May 22, 2022 - AM Service
Is repentance necessary when coming to faith in Jesus? Is it enough to simply believe in Him? Or should repentance be evident in the life of one who professes faith in Christ? The testimony of God's Word is that repentance is necessary. Listen as we examine what the Bible says about repentance. May 15, 2022 - PM Service
Are you surprised at how Jesus works? Don't be. Jesus was willing to wait for the woman at the well, he was patient with her, he was gentle with her, and he made time for this one woman whom many others had written off. And Jesus did this to offer to her the living water. May 15, 2022 - AM Service
What do you think is your deepest need? We might all have a different answer until we look carefully at the encounter the woman at the well had with Jesus. The deepest need for all mankind is the one only Jesus can meet. He gives living water. Sunday; May 8, 2022 - AM
What the woman at the well needed is what we all need. For forgiveness of sins and real life we need life-giving water. We need living water. This woman couldn't quench her own thirst, thirst for happiness, and joy. She needed the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit for that. She needed Jesus for that, and so do we.
Will you say with John the Baptist, "He must increase, but I must decrease"? It will take humility. A humility that shows itself in a total yielding to God's will, a recognition that any success in ministry you see is not your own, a joy that's found in Jesus being magnified.
The message for us from this passage at Easter and every other day of the year is that God loves sinners so much that He sent His one and only Son, to live a sinless life, to go to the cross for our sins, and to die for them, and to be buried and then rise from the dead on the third day so that whoever believes would be saved from their sins.
There are powerful truths shown us in the Bible that remind us of all that's true for every person who looks to Jesus Christ in faith. These are truths that exist because Jesus willingly went to the cross and they are true for all who believe in Him.
Nicodemus didn't understand it when he first enquired of Jesus but it wasn't more religion he needed. What he needed was to believe in Jesus. It's the problem every sinner has. It's not being better, kinder, or more religious that makes you right with God. What makes you right with God is believing in Jesus.