3/20/16 – Don’t Let Hatred Hold You Back – John 15:18-27

Don’t Let Hatred Hold You Back


John Stange

John 15:18-27

I. Does this world love Christ or His people? (v. 18-21)

II. Does this world have an excuse? (v. 22-25)

John 10:27-30 – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

III. Does this excuse us from making Christ known to this world? (v. 26-27)


3/13/16 – Living a Fruitful and Meaningful Life – John 15:1-17

Living a Fruitful and Meaningful Life


John Stange

John 15:1-17

I. God’s long-term goal for your life is fruitful (v. 1-3)

Isaiah 5:3-4 – And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,

judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more was there to do for my vineyard,

that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,

why did it yield wild grapes?

II. Abide in Christ and you will be fruitful (v. 4-11)

III. Keep loving one another with Christ’s love (v. 12-17)

Matthew 22:34-40 – 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him,“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

8/9/15 – The Gospel and Culture

The Gospel and Culture

Guest Speaker – Dan Hagencamp

John 15:18-16:4, Acts 19, Hebrews 11

I) Defining and Describing our Culture

II) Conclusion: We’ve got issues.

III) Assessing our Response: U Mad Bro?

IV) The Good News.

– Point #1: It’s all God’s.

– Point #2: God saves people.

– Point #3:  God doesn’t share his Glory.

– Point #4: The Gospel can change communities.

– Point #5: There will be resistance.

10/12/15 – Aiming Toward the Greatest Good

Aiming Toward the Greatest Good

John Stange

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

– Seek the good of your neighbor
– Be a person of conscience
– Do everything for God’s glory