Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons on John

Feeding on the Son

Shocking and scandalous are Jesus’ words in John 6: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Two thousand years later, we recognize He wasn’t advocating cannibalism. But do we always recognize that what He IS saying may be even more provocative? Today…

Am I Doing the Work of God?

Jesus has just finished his largest public miracle and the people are amazed. They come looking for Jesus to be fed again, and they ask Jesus, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  It’s a question that Jesus responds to with such a simple and yet profound answer.  The answer is…

By This We Know Love

How do we know that we are Christians? How do we know that we are saved? When our hearts and consciences trouble us and cause us to wonder or fear, what do we do? How do we respond? For anyone who has wondered about their salvation, today’s passage is a beautiful exposition on what it…

For God So Loved the World

John 3.16 is the most famous verse in the Bible, ‘For God so loved the world…’. But it begs a big question, ‘Why is this?’ What’s the big deal? Doesn’t everyone already know that God is love, regardless of your faith or religion, or spiritual background? Isn’t this statement just a redundant platitude? This morning…

Was Blind But Now I See

The story of Jesus healing a man who was born blind is a miracle that reveals Jesus’ identity to those who by God’s grace are able to see. He is the light of the world Who shines into the darkness of sin, and He is the Son of God who came to do the works…

The Answer for All Desperate Times

In the throes of rampaging viruses and in a nation aflame with violence and rage, we are faced with many questions, but few simple answers.  What is the solution? What is the antidote? What can we do to make things better? What is God saying to His church? In a clandestine, nighttime meeting with one…

Waiting Faithfully in Evil Times

Waiting is hard. Especially in a pandemic. When will this thing end? When will our lives get back to normal? When will they find a cure? When will I go back to work? When will the kids go back to school? When will my loved one get home from the hospital? Waiting is hard. This…

International Banquet with Keith Wheeler

In 1982, Keith Wheeler committed his life to follow Jesus.  In 1985, as Keith was praying one night, he felt that God spoke to his heart, “I want you to make a cross and begin carrying it through the streets of Tulsa on Good Friday.”  He thought this surely couldn’t be God, but felt these words…