Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 24, 2013 | Pastor John Bayles | The Third Sign: The Healer at the Pool of Healing | John 5:1-15

What would be more wonderful than the healing of a man crippled for his whole lifetime? What would be more horrible than to accuse the person who performed the miracle of breaking the law? Here in this text Jesus momentarily steps from the crowd and heals a lame man, not only of his ailment, but of his sinfulness. These two healings: physical and spiritual continue to reveal the mission of the Lord: “to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013 | Pastor John Bayles | The Second Discourse: The Ready Harvest | John 4:27-42

The disciples went into the town and brought back bread. The woman of Samaria went into the same town and brought back a harvest of souls. What a magnificent teaching lies in the text of scripture today. We have been saved by an amazing grace, we are made alive by Christ, we are set apart as holy by Him to enjoy a relationship with Him, we are commissioned to carry His Gospel to the four winds of the earth, yet we so often forget or set aside these glorious realities and callings to grub from bread and to dig for water.