Meeting Jesus, Pt. 8
Today Craig Schafer takes a look at Jesus’ encounter with a woman who cleansed the Lord’s feet with her tears and hair, and anointed them with expensive ointment … much to the disdain of the meal’s host, who only saw her as a sinner whom he thought Jesus should shun. Instead Jesus said that her sins, which were many, were forgiven because of her great faith in Him.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 7 – Zacchaeus
Today Pastor Donnie teaches about Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus, the “wee little” tax collector (as the children’s song says) whose name means “pure and righteous,” and who was anything but until the day he met Jesus.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 6 – The 10 Lepers
Jesus healed 10 lepers at one time, but only one returned and said thanks. Pastor Donnie says gratitude that is only felt, but not expressed, is incomplete.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 5 – A Paralyzed Man
Jesus’ encounter with a paralyzed man, who was dropped through a roof by the paralytic’s friends who were desperate to get their suffering friend to Jesus for healing, begs the question: how desperate are we to bring our friends to the One who can help them today?
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 4
Pastor Donnie is taking a fresh look at the life and ministry of Jesus each Sunday before Easter, examining His encounter with a different person each week. Today he teaches about Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 3
Today we look at Jesus’ encounter with Peter and what that interaction and relationship teaches us about the Lord.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 2
In Luke 4:1-14, Jesus is directly tempted by Satan in the wilderness after 40 days of solitary fasting, and prayer. How Jesus responds is a great lesson in how we should face temptations in our own lives.
Meeting Jesus, Pt. 1
Pastor Donnie is taking a fresh look at the life and ministry of Jesus each Sunday before Easter, looking at His encounter with a different person each week. Today he looks at Jesus with John the Baptist.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Pt. 4
Among spiritual practices (fueled by the grace of God) that help a Christian grow in his faith, Pastor Donnie here looks at the benefits of attending church regularly.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Pt. 3
Turning our daily prayer from a dutiful exercise to a delightful time spent with our Father who so deeply loves us is invaluable to the lifelong process of growing and maturing in our Christian faith.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Pt. 2
How can we grow and mature in our Christian faith? According to Pastor Donnie Johnson, practicing some valuable Christian disciplines, including being daily being in the Word of God, helps make us available to God to work His grace in our lives.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Pt. 1
Pastor Donnie encourages us to engage in spiritual practices that will strengthen our walks with Christ in the year ahead.