• Jan2021

    John 20

    January 11, 2021

    The empty tomb. This empty tomb shows how death and sin was defeated not just for the time being but forever. So many times especially in the conservative evangelical world, I’ve heard women say they feel “insignificant” to the body of Christ as male leadership resides in the pulpit as...

  • John 21

    January 25, 2021

    The last chapter of John is one of restoration and of commitment. After Jesus was betrayed and taken into custody, it was Peter who showed the courage first to fight for his beloved friend but later denied him three times…I can only imagine the deep regret and feeling of unworthy...

  • John 19.

    January 6, 2021

    The Son of God knew who he was as perfect and holy and knew who we were as sinners who needed redemption and reconciliation. This day that we read about in John 19 is celebrated as “good Friday” to us Christians today. Pilate knew that Jesus was an innocent man...

  • Nov2020

    John 18

    November 30, 2020

    John 18 is filled with drama as we now are hours away from Jesus’ crucifixation. What is so remarkable to me is the willingness for Peter to fight for Jesus but then deny him three times later on in the chapter. Its hard to even wrap my head around the...

  • John 17

    November 18, 2020

    The high priestly prayer of John 17 remains “the true Lord’s prayer” in my opinion. This is the ultimate prayer that Jesus prays as he prays for his followers both present and future to stand firm in the sinful world. I used this chapter as one of my main texts...

  • John 16

    November 16, 2020

    As we move to the heart of the “passion story”, its neat to know that Jesus’s love for humanity far exceeds the pain and agony that he face leading up to the cross and the cross itself. John 16 opens with the words from our Lord which read “All this...

  • John 15

    November 2, 2020

    During my junior year of college, I wrote my 20 page Greek exegetical paper on this paper on the first 8 verses of the passage. A matter of fact, the week that I was writing this paper on college is the same week that I met Pastor Trent for the...

  • Oct2020

    John 14

    October 29, 2020

    John 14 is a passage of scripture that has led many individuals to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ including one of my favorite apologist the famous Ravi Zacharious. Rarely does the first chapter of the book in the Bible catch your attention by the piercing your heart with comforting...

  • John 13

    October 28, 2020

    The foot washing passage! Humility at its highest form is found in this passage of scripture. Countless wedding ceremonies over the years include a foot washing ceremony to symbolize humility, love and compassion toward their significant other. In this chapter, we see that Jesus is sensing the end of  life...

  • John 12

    October 12, 2020

    As we get to John 12, we are one step closer to the death and resurrection of Christ. In this chapter, Jesus becomes anointed as he was given a dinner of honor from Mary and Martha at Bethany. Mary had bought a very expensive pint of perfume to pore and...