Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 26, 2014 | Pastor John Bayles | The Bread of Separation and Salvation | Part 1 | John 6:25-40

What were they all looking for, the people who had heard about a miracle of five loaves and two small fish being multiplied into a feast that fed more than five thousand people? Those who were present were amazed and filled. The disciples of the teacher were amazed and filled. And now those who missed the action were hoping for more. And so they finally found him. How he got to Capernaum without a boat had baffled them all. They came seeking an answer to their question of how he crossed the lake without a boat. He answered by revealing that boats, lakes, bread, and fish were not on His mind.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 19, 2014 | Pastor John Bayles | When Darkness Shadows Grace | John 6:16-24

The miracle of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee is recorded in Matthew, Mark, and here in the Gospel of John. Because of this coverage we have a synoptic view, that is we can expand our understanding of what happened that dark, stormy night from three viewpoints. It is a short passage and not difficult to understand - it is a miracle of Jesus walking on the water to save His disciples during a violent storm that occurred at night on the Sea of Galilee.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 12, 2014 | Pastor John Bayles | Forgiveness: Breaking Old Chains | Matthew 18:21-35

In this text today we will discover that forgiveness is not simply dismissing the wrong actions of someone else, or an emotional feeling we try to reach, or just forgetting an offense. It's not just deciding to trust an offending person, and it sometimes does not lead to the full restoration of a relationship. So, practically, what is forgiveness and how do we do it? Isn't it a two-way process that requires the actions of the other person? Doesn't the other person have a responsibility to seek forgiveness?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

January 5, 2014 | Pastor John Bayles | Forgiveness: The Key to Christian Freedom | Matthew 18

Forgiveness is the most powerful tool available to the Christian. At the same time, forgiveness is the most underutilized tool of the Christian life. Relationships are strained or broken, lives are fragmented, marriages ended, family bonds broken, churches split, new denominations formed, nations divided, wars fought, a world splintered – all because of the failure to forgive among people.