Showing posts from September, 2013


John 6:28-38 Esquire magazine carried an article entitled "How to Live Forever." The article said that if all genes that affect the rate of aging are deactivated, if cancer and heart disease are conquered, if genes can be tricked into regenerating organ tissue, and if all causes of old age are eliminated, the median life span will increase to 1,200 years! The fact is that our sinful or fallen bodies were never intended to last forever; and we were never intended to spend eternity on earth.  Jesus told us how we can live forever. We come to an amazing passage that tells us about who God is and what God came to do; but we also see a problem with this passage ! Man’s stubbornness and disbelief that leads to misplaced affections. Human misunderstanding, thinking I need to work towards, instead of receiving the gift with thanks-giving. We get front row seats here this morning as we’re about to see this unfold as Jesus confronts the multitudes with this truth about etern

Aaron Shust - To God Alone


John 6:22-27 The Bible says that multitudes followed Jesus. People followed Jesus for different reasons. The same is true today! We need to ask ourselves the question : Why are we following Jesus?  This is a question that you need to be able to explain…….young and old!  So why are you following Jesus.  Don’t settle for a relationship with Jesus that is based on what he can do for you. Remember God will not be fooled or mocked by His creation; God knows those whose motives are wrong and this should cause us to ponder God and His truth this morning. There are good intentional people in the church who are doing the same thing as it was here in John’s gospel who treating the God who gives them breath like a….. ATM machine Genie in a bottle Lucky rabbit’s foot Get out jail free card Only useful for salvation but for everyday living, no so much See it’s not hard to deceive ourselves and others at times! As J C Ryle said “a little decent outward profession will often


John 6:15-21 There is a story of a dad, who dropping off his daughter a little late to her third-and-fourth grade Sunday School class one morning, walked in just in time to hear one of the nine-year-old students pray, “Dear God, bless our mothers and our fathers, and our sisters and our brothers. And bless the teachers, and the preachers, and the firemen and the rodeo clowns. Oh, and by the way, God, take care of Yourself too. Because if anything happens to You, we’re all sunk! Seriously. Amen.” This morning we’re going to look at seven verses that tell us a story that shows us that Jesus is unsinkable no matter what happens in this life …and that when the storms of life are raging and it seems like Jesus isn’t in sight.  Remember this truth! He is always there whether you believe it or not. Isaiah penned these words “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed [discouraged] , for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold [maintain, support] yo

Nine Lashes - Get Back


John 6:1-14 I came across a story about a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, " Does anyone here know how to pray?"  One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."  The captain said , "Wonderful, you pray while the rest of us put on life jackets--we're one short."  Isn’t that true of us at times? When were faced with a trial or testing we usually try and solve it in our own strength or we forget about anyone else!  The old saying “ every man  for themselves”  We forget about the bigger picture, we forget about were our next breath comes from. Chuck Swindoll reminded me of a truth this week in his book “The Greatest Life of All, Jesus” “God never calls His people to accomplish anything without promising to supply their need….” We all know the passage that Jesus spoke! In Matt 6:25-34 Jesus said  "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you wi

The Sovereignty of God


2 Tim 3:1-17 I grew up in a time when hair bands of the 80 and 90’s ruled the main stage of my life! None of this Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry corporate bubble gum, no talent corporate sell outs! I grew in a generation of talented musicians who could rock like there was no tomorrow! Bands like: Kiss, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Ozzy, and Scorpion’s. Canadian bands like: Helix, Kick Axe, Coney Hatch and Brighton Rock. These were bands that I desperately wanted to be like [sad isn't it?] But I think one of the biggest bands that exploded on music scene during my time was a band called AC/DC. But it didn't take long for tragedy to strike this popular rock band! At the young age of only 33, AC/DC's lead singer Bon Scott, “drank himself to death,” according to the official coroner's report...Bon Scott recorded six studio albums with the rock band AC/DC, beginning with 1974's "High Voltage." It was shortly after the release of the somewhat fores