Posts with the tag “john”

John 8:12-59
June 26th, 2022
In this devotional we are going to look at just a few verses and one particular aspect of Jesus’ teaching, the devil! In our passage Jesus makes reference to the devil in his challenge to religious le...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 8:1-12
June 19th, 2022
These are the wonderful words spoken by Jesus, to a woman who moments earlier had stood in abject humiliation and terror, awaiting judgement and probably brutal execution for the charge of adultery th...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 7:32-52
June 12th, 2022
Jesus makes this incredible invitation to us. We can come and drink from him and rivers of living water will flow from within us. John helpfully clarifies this. He notes that this is the Holy Spirit g...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 7:1-31
May 29th, 2022
In our text today we simply see Jesus in conversation with people, and we've got so much to learn from him through the answers he gives to the different questions he is faced with. I'll be focusing th...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 6:22-7:1
May 22nd, 2022
When Jesus describes Himself as the Bread of Life, he’s making two very clear connections. The first is that the feeding of the 5,000 is not just about the miraculous act, but about the one who perfor...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 6:1-21
May 15th, 2022
There are parts of scripture which have worked their way into our very culture, not just as Christians, but also as a culture. The feeding of the 5,000 is one of those narratives. Maybe it is the dram...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 5:16-47
May 8th, 2022
This week we’ve been looking at John 5:16 onwards. We find in these verses Jesus’ response to being challenged, persecuted, criticised for healing a man on the Sabbath. The Jewish leaders of Jesus’ da...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 4:46-5:16
May 1st, 2022
After a few weeks out of sequence we’re now back in John 4. So far John has shown us how The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We’ve seen John the Baptist point to Jesus and the callin...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 12:1-19
April 10th, 2022
This year we’re working our way through John’s Gospel. And this Easter we’re jumping ahead to look at the how John tells the story of that first Easter week. This week we’re in John 12; next week we’l...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 4:31-45
March 27th, 2022
There’s an undeniable cause and effect taking place here. Last week, we looked at the beginning of John chapter 4. We were introduced to a lady, who by all accounts had made some poor choices in life....  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 4:1-30
March 20th, 2022
In this week’s message we unpack a beautiful story where Jesus engages with a woman who is not just from an outcast tribe (the Samaritans), but who herself is an outcast within her on community. Becau...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 3:22-36
March 13th, 2022
In this week’s message we got to focus on John the Baptist, who is Jesus’ cousin. John spends time telling us about Jesus, the real Jesus of the Bible so we can see him in his true form. We take a clo...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 3:1-21
March 6th, 2022
The passage we’re exploring this week through our service, Life Group Guide and devotions is John 3:1-21. It’s the first time we meet to Nicodemus in John’s Gospel. He’ll turn up a couple more times b...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 2:12-25
February 20th, 2022
Listen to these mind blowing words from 1 Corinthians 6.19-20: 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 2:1-11
February 13th, 2022
Well in my message I focused on John 2:1-11, which is Jesus’ first recorded miracle, the wedding in Cana where he turned water into wine. It’s such an iconic episode in the life of Jesus, and even thr...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 1:35-51
February 6th, 2022
I was slightly frustrated when I came to this passage. John’s gospel includes some incredible moments in Jesus life, but on first look this appears a bit of a filler passage. But then I read it again,...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 1:19-34
January 30th, 2022
We seem to be in the middle of a pandemic of apologies. Barely a day goes by without a new demand for an expression of remorse from someone in power for their failings. The trouble is that many of ou...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John 1:1-18
January 23rd, 2022
John’s Prologue serves as an introduction in the same way a movie trailer prepares us for a film. Here John is introducing us to a whole bunch of material that he’ll unpack for us through his eyewitne...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John - Introduction
January 16th, 2022
Recently I went to the cinema to watch the latest Spider-Man movie. Don’t worry, I’m not going to drop in any spoilers! It was a really good movie and once again Spider-Man proved strong enough to sav...  Read More
by Darren Parker