Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25, 2015 | Pastor John Bayles | Before I Leave You: True Peace, True Reconciliation | John 14:26-31

These are that last comments that Jesus will make with his disciples in the upper room during the Passover and the last supper. It is interesting that here, in this upper room, He reveals to them that the Holy Spirit will come to them. Could it be that in this very same upper room, not many day hence, the Holy Spirit Jesus speaks about in this room, will come in power in the same room?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 18, 2015 | Pastor John Bayles | Before I Leave You: The Coming Advocate | John 14:15-27

To this point in his Gospel, Jesus has not spoken very much about the Holy Spirit. We should not, however, assume that there is no presence of the Holy Spirit. The fact that this Gospel and all of the scriptures has been written and preserved throughout time and history is the absolute evidence of the inspiring and preserving work of the Holy Spirit. As the Apostle Peter stated, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20,21).

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11, 2015 | Pastor John Bayles | This is My Prayer for You | Ephesians 3:14-19

In today’s text the Apostle Paul renders one of the most meaningful expressions of prayer and praise in all of Pauline literature. As we enter into the new year, my hope is that this prayer will become a reality in each of our lives. In this prayer we see a synopsis of the whole of the Gospel message and especially as we seek to become caught in it’s day to day flow in our lives.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 4, 2015 | Pastor John Bayles | The Witness That Amazes | Acts 9:1-31

Under all the anger and persecution against the heretics of the Way, was a heart that had hoped for the Messiah. During his lifetime of education both as a child and then as a man engrossed in the Pharisaical training under the great Gamaliel, Saul had been prepared to the highest levels of his Hebrew religion.