"John" Tagged Sermons

Turning Around to Follow Jesus

Turning Around to Follow Jesus – Matthew 4:12-23 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. John proclaimed these exact words when he began his baptismal ministry at the river Jordan (Matthew 3:2). And now, that John has been arrested, Jesus starts proclaiming these same words (4:17). The moment when Jesus’ ministry begins is when John’s ministry ends. Jesus proclaims the kingdom of God as soon as he hears that John cannot preach and prophesy anymore because he has…

How Thou Thrive in Chaos

How Thou Thrive in Chaos – John 1:1-18 Nobody has ever seen God, says our gospel text today. All we know about God; we know through Jesus Christ. However, what Jesus had to say was not heard by everybody. And not all who heard him believed what he said. And of those who believed what he said, some heard something that was very different from what others thought they heard. Either God likes curveballs or the never-ending struggle for meaning…