Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 28, 2013 | Pastor Appreciation Sunday

Today, we will show and speak appreciation and encouragement to our Pastor, John Bayles. Following the service there will be extra “goodies”, so feel free to stay and partake.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 13, 2013 | Pastor John Bayles | The Second Discourse: Satisfying the Soul's Thirst | John 4:27-42

"Jesus must go through Samaria." This phrase is filled with insight into the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ. The Scripture today is well known, at least in general understanding. But why did Jesus "have" to go through Samaria? Was it to avoid the popular prejudice of the Jews toward even walking on the real estate of Samaria? Was Jesus making a statement that He was open minded and without the classic hatred for these people held by His Jewish brethren? Or, was he just trying to take the historic short cut because He was in a hurry to get away from the Pharisees and their unexplained hostility to Jesus baptizing (though not Jesus Himself) more disciples than John the Baptist?