by Pastor Cherie Johnson Today, our scripture comes from the Gospel of John. At this point in John, Jesus has been teaching and healing. He has gone to Jerusalem for his final Passover. He has been preparing the disciples and his other followers for his death. He does this by alluding to and speaking… Continue reading Jan 24, 2016 – Jesus’ Example: What Brings Fulfillment
by Pastor Cherie Johnson This week our scripture passage comes from the Gospel of John. It is the most mystical of the Gospels. Scholars think that it was written last, about 15 to 20 years after the last of the others, around the year 80 A.D. The author has had more time for reflection and… Continue reading Jan 17, 2016 – Jesus’ Work: Where Is God?
By Pastor Cherie Johnson Several decades ago, a group of theologians gathered in England for a conference on comparative religions. They wrestled with the question, “Is there one belief completely unique to the Christian faith?” As they debated that question, world-famous theologian and author CS Lewis walked into the room. “What’s going on?” he… Continue reading Jan 10, 2016 – Jesus’ Grace: Am I Accepted?
by Pastor Cherie Johnson We are in the middle of our sermon series, “What Is the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” Another way to ask that question is,”What matters most?” Aside from the ideas wrapped around who Jesus was or is, what did Jesus think was most important? As it happens,… Continue reading Jan 3, 2016 – Jesus’ Priority: What Matters Most?
Presented by Pastor Cherie Johnson. Adapted from Rev Martin Thielen. This week we are beginning our sermon series, “What Is the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” It is based on Martin Thielen’s book by that name. He is a United Methodist pastor in central Tennessee. In today’s service, I’ll be… Continue reading Dec 27, 2015 – (Don’t) Give Me That Old Time Religion