John (2001-02)

John (2001-02)

John 21:22

John 21:19-25

Vintage message from April 21, 2002. “I gave Jesus a try.” Have you ever heard someone say that? How ridiculous! “I gave Jesus a try. I gave the God of the universe, Who created everything around me, and holds the breath in my lungs, I gave Him a try,” as if we’re talking about Nutrasweet… “I gave Him a try, and guess what? It didn’t work for me.” It’s never going to work for you if you’re only giving it…
John 21:19

John 21:1-19

Vintage message from April 14, 2002. [Jesus] died to offer you and I this great opportunity: to be His bride! To be in eternity with Him, and we reach out our hand, “Well, I’ll be Your friend.” He desires much more with us than just friendship… God is willing to come to us. He did it once. He became a Man. He came to us while we were completely and totally separate from Him in sin. He didn’t allow that…
John 20:25

John 20:17-26

Vintage message from April 7, 2002. And this is where, I believe, in our walks with the Lord, that we oftentimes fall short. We look at our will, we look at our desire, we look at the direction we want to go, and then we set plans, and we lay the foundation to make happen those things that we want to happen, and then we stop and say, “And oh yes, by the way God, if You approve,” rather than…
John 17:3

John 17:1-26

Vintage message from March 24, 2002. We need to be looking at Jesus for Who He is, not what we want Him to be… Make no mistake about it. There are not many ways to heaven. There is one way to heaven, through the name and person, relationship through Jesus Christ… Jesus had power and ability beyond any man on the face of the earth. Even though He was a man He was blessed because He had the Holy Spirit.…
John 16:33

John 16:16-33

Vintage message from March 10, 2002. “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” …He is not saying that the door to heaven is now open for you, for you to fulfill your every whim and desire, but the door of heaven is now open for you to ask My Father for the things that are important that you have learned from…
John 16:13

John 15:5-15

Vintage message from March 3, 2002. When we read God’s Word, it is for a purpose. We read it so that we hear what Jesus had to say so that we will not go astray. God’s Word is given specifically to a lost and dying world because that lost and dying world has gone astray. We become His disciples, we give our lives over to Him, and it is His desire that as we hear His Word, as we begin…
John 16:1

John 15:18-16:4

Vintage message from February 17, 2002. But Jesus is saying, “No, there’s something different here. You’re now in Me. You are now My branches. The Father loved Me, I’ve loved you, and now this is My command: that you love one another.” But He doesn’t stop with that. It says, “Love one another as I have loved you.” It’s not left up to us to figure out how to love. It’s not left up to us to decide whether or…
John 15:5

John 15:1-17

Vintage message from January 20, 2002. It’s about fruit that grows in the process of abiding in Him; staying in Him; attaching yourself to Him. So He lays out this analogy of a fruit tree, and if a fruit tree is not bearing fruit, the most healthy thing you can do for that fruit tree is cut off branches… When we read these verses, we are reading about a plan that Jesus has for the plant to become healthy and…
John 14:23

John 14:18-31

Vintage message from January 13, 2002. We as believers, just as they as disciples, oftentimes find ourselves in hard situations, and we become troubled and we worry and we fret, and regardless of how hard the situation might seem, Jesus is still in control. You know, Jesus didn’t die by accident. He wasn’t arrested and taken to a cross merely by bad circumstances. He chose this. He chose to be obedient to His Father for your sake and for my…
John 14:1

John 14:1-17

Vintage message from January 6, 2002. And Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God. Also in Me.” That verse says everything. No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, no matter what you’re doing, or no matter what you’re going to do in the future, God is still in control, and He is not troubled Himself by who we are, and if we would just simply trust in God, if we would just…
John 13:35

John 13:21-38

Vintage message from December 30, 2001. Christianity isn’t about me. Loving Jesus and knowing God’s will isn’t about what I can get out of it. It’s a give and take. It’s about us. God came to a world that was lost and dying and separate from Him, and He so desired for us to be there with Him that He sent this symbol of His love: a Man Who would live for Him and give His life totally and completely…
John 13:14

John 13:1-20

Vintage message from December 23, 2001. [Do] you want to give a Christmas present this year that means something? Serve those that you love. Give out of love regardless of what’s going to be given back to you… How many of you feel the blessing of God in your life? Or, how many of you find yourself every day struggling, wondering if God is truly blessing you? You know, I hear a lot of people pray, “Lord, bless me. Lord,…