Sermons on John

Sermons on John

We Believe in The Forgiveness of Sins

Sunday April 10 2022Palm/Passion SundayWe Believe in The Forgiveness of SinsJohn 12: 12-16Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week One

Sunday February 13 2022Shalom: THe Gift of PeacEJohn 14:25-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate,[a] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be…

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week Four

Sunday January 30 2022Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up?week FourJohn 18: 33-37Rev Jessica Wright  Scripture 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36…

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week Two

Sunday January 16 2022Will The Real Jesus Please STand Up?Week TwoJohn 2: 13-22Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the…

Rejoice: Christmas Eve

December 24 2021REJOICE: Christmas EveJohn 1: 1-5; LUKE 2: 1-20Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE One: Come, siblings and strangers, friends and foes, seekers and skeptics. We are all welcomed into God’s reign, for tonight we celebrate the birth of our Messiah, the Lord.All: Rejoice in the Lord always; again we will say, rejoice!One: Now, at last, on Christmas Eve, we light our Christ Candle. This candle is the center of our celebration, just as Christ has a…

Storytime: The Shine Man

Sunday December 26 2021The Shine Man: A CHristmas Story*JOHN 1:1-14 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light…

Not That Kind of King

Sunday November 21 2021CHrist the King Sundaynot That Kind Of KingJohn 18: 33-37Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?”…

The Next Act: Music Ministry

Sunday October 3 2021The Next Act: Music Ministry SundayJohn 21: 15-17Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know…

Reflect: Week FIve

Sunday march 21 2021Reflect: Week FiveI am a friend of ChristJohn 15:12-17 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I…

Refresh: Community

Sunday February 7 2021Refresh: CommunityMark 12:29-31; John 13:34-35 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” MARK 12:29-31 NRSV 34…

The Word Made Flesh

Sunday December 20 2020Home with Christ: The Word Made FleshJohn 1: 1-5, 14 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5…

The Royal TItles

Sunday November 29 2020The First Sunday of AdventHome with Christ: The Royal TitlesMicah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-2 NRSV  JOHN 15:4 MSG“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.MICAH 5:2 NRSV 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of…