The Ice Bucket Challenge

But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said, “That perfume was worth a year’s wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor.” Not that he cared for the poor—he was a thief, and since he was in charge of the disciples’ money, he often stole some for himself. (John…

John 5:11-13 (Into the Crowd)

But he replied, “The man who healed me told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’” “Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded. The man didn’t know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. (John 5:11-13) Read: 1 Samuel 9:1 – 12:25 Relate: There are some people who really hate the limelight. They will do anything…

John 4:16-18 (5 Husbands)

Originally posted 3/20/14 “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband – for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!” (John 4:16-18) Read: Deuteronomy 29:2 – 31:29 Relate: What…

Upward, Inward, Outward (John 1:15)

Read: Genesis 28:6 – 30:24 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’” (John 1:15) Relate: Almost every time I am preaching or teaching on a…