Posts tagged ‘Gospel of John’

November 25, 2016

The King Fisher (John 21:1-6,8-11)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, November 6, 2016, Rev. Joe Troutman preached “The King Fisher” from John 21:1-6, 8-11.

As a net draws fish from the sea, so God uses the proclamation of the gospel to draw sinners to Jesus Christ.

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ—All revelation brings glory to God’s name and sinners to repentance.

2. Cast the Net—The church is to cast the net as her Lord commands, and totrust him for the results.

3. Feeding His Sheep—God has chosen to use the church as the ordinary means by which he calls sinners to faith. The faith of the church is built up by the preaching of the word and the administration of the sacraments.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “The King Fisher” (John 21:1-6,8-11) at mcopc.org.

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November 22, 2016

A Not-So-Secret Agenda (John 20:30-31)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, October 23, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “A Not-So-Secret Agenda” from John 20:30-31.

Faith in Jesus Christ is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.

1. Seeing Is Not Believing—rather, it is by the hearing of the gospel preached.

2. These Are Written—that unbelievers might believe, and that believers might continue to believe.

3. Life In His Name—Believers bear the name of Christ.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “A Not-So-Secret Agenda” (John 20:30-31) at mcopc.org.

October 13, 2016

Proof Positive (John 20:11-18)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, October 2, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Proof Positive” from John 20:11-18.

Just as Mary testified to the resurrection of Jesus, we the church must also testify, and God will use us as he used her and others in the early church, to draw sinners to himself.

1. Messengers of Hope—The presence of the angels hints at the fact that Jesus’s tomb is empty because he rose from death and walked out.

2. Whom Are You Seeking?—Do you seek one to take away your earthly problems, or a Savior and Lord who saves you from the wrath of his Father for your sins?

3. I Have Seen the Lord—If God can use Mary and the early church to testify to Christ’s resurrection and ascension, then he can use you, too.

Listen to “Proof Positive” (John 20:11-18) at mcopc.org.

October 9, 2016

He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed! (John 20:1-10)

Podcast Art JohnOn September 11, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed!” from John 20:1-10.

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. If we believe in him, we have already been raised spiritually, and will be raised physically when he returns.

1. On the First Day—Christ’s resurrection was so significant to the early Christians, that they began observing the Sabbath on the first day of the week. Everything has shifted with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

2. Seeing the Signs—The resurrection is the greatest sign that Jesus Christ is God. The signs of Jesus’ resurrection lead John to believe.

3. That He Must Rise—Christ’s resurrection is the new creation. Your rising in him makes you a new creation. You have been changed, and you will be changed.

Listen to “He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed!” (John 20:1-10) at mcopc.org

October 9, 2016

Him Whom They Have Pierced (John 19:31-42)

Podcast Art JohnOn September 4, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Him Whom They Have Pierced” from John 19:31-42.

A thousand years and more before the Son of God became man, God promised that a Savior would atone for his peoples’ sins.

1. Not a Bone Broken—Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs (John 19:31-33).

2. Pierced for Our Transgressions—But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:34-37).

3. Lo, in the Grave He Lay—After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there (John 19:38-42).

Listen to “Him Whom They Have Pierced” (John 19:31-42) at mcopc.org.

September 21, 2016

It Is Finished (John 19:16b-30)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, August 28, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “It Is Finished” from John 19:16b-30.

Our Great High King Jesus Christ gave up his life on our behalf so we wouldn’t suffer the excruciating wrath for our sins.

1. What Is Written—Jesus Christ was indeed the King of the Jews, and the High King of Heaven.

2. Jesus’s Mother, Brothers and Sisters—Jesus loves his mother to the end and obeys the Law to honor her. He died to enable us to likewise obey his commands.

3. Authority To Lay It Down—Throughout his life and even in his death, Jesus proved he was the long-awaited Messiah, the King–not just of the Jews—but the true King of Heaven to whom we all will bow the knee, whether we believe in him or not, when he returns. This High King humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death on an accursed cross through which he suffered his Father’s wrath for sins that were not his own.

Listen to “It Is Finished” (John 19:16b-30) at mcopc.org.

September 20, 2016

Who Is Your King? (John 19:7-16a)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, August 21, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, “Who Is Your King?” from John 19:7-16a.

Jesus Christ, the God-Man, sits enthroned as King of heaven and earth, and our salvation comes from him alone.

1. He Has Made Himself—Leaders think he’s a man trying to make himself God, but he was really God who made himself man.

2. Whose Authority?—By submitting to Pilate’s authority to be crucified, Jesus submitted to his Father’s authority.

3. Behold, Your King—We look to earthly leaders to deliver us from our deepest fears, but Jesus is the true King who alone can save those who repent and believe.

Listen to Who Is Your King? (John 19:7-16a) at mcopc.org.

August 20, 2016

King of Truth (John 18:28-38)

Podcast Art John On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “King of Truth” from John 18:28-38.

Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. So Pilate went outside to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?”

They answered him, “If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.”

Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”

The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”

Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?”

Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?”

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?”

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

Listen to “King of Truth” (John 18:28-38) at mcopc.org.

August 19, 2016

Yeses and Noes (John 18:12-27)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, July 10, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Yeses and Noes” from John 18:12-27.

So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him. First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.

Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?”

He said, “I am not.”

Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.”

When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?”

Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”

Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of his disciples, are you?”

He denied it and said, “I am not.”

One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?”

Peter again denied it, and at once a rooster crowed.

Listen to “Yeses and Noes” (John 18:12-27) at mcopc.org.

August 19, 2016

The Cup of the Father’s Wrath (John 18:1-11)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, July 3, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “The Cup of the Father’s Wrath” from John 18:1-11.

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.

Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I am he.”

Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked them again, “Whom do you seek?”

And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.”

This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.”

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

Listen to “The Cup of the Father’s Wrath” (John 18:1-11) at mcopc.org.