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Nicodemus

MORE THAN A FACE: NICODEMUS John 3:1-18 A man in Seattle became a Christian during an evangelistic campaign.  When he told his boss about it, his boss said, “That’s great!  I’m a Christian and I’ve been praying for you for years!” The new believer drooped his head a bit.  “Why didn’t you ever tell me?” he asked.  “You were the very reason I have not been interested in the…

Simon and the Lady

MORE THAN A FACE: SIMON AND THE LADY Luke 7:36-50 As we continue following Jesus around the gospels learning from the ways He brings people to himself, I invite you to open your Bible to Luke 7:36-50.  Our series is More Than a Face.  But today we see two faces in the story:  Simon and the lady.  Simon is a Pharisee.  In the words of Frank Sinatra’s famous song: “the lady…

Sychar Samantha

MORE THAN A FACE: SYCHAR SAMANTHA John 4:1-30, 39-42 We’re spending a few Sundays at the beginning of our year-long More Than a Face initiative following Jesus around the Gospels, paying close attention to the way He brought people to himself. As we spend this year focused on getting people to Jesus, it seems wise to learn from the Master. My seminary evangelism…

The Rich Young Ruler

MORE THAN A FACE: RICH YOUNG RULER Mark 10:17-27 A few years back I got home from a Sunday worship service.  The answering machine was blinking.  The call was from a friend in the church I previously served.  The message was simple: “I just thought you’d want to know that John H_______ died.”  John’s wife Edith was in our church.  She was a treasure.  John was a good man…

The Demoniac

THE DEMONIAC Mark 5:1-20 As we continue our series, More Than a Face, I invite you to open your Bible this morning to Mark 5:1-20.  As we launch our More Than a Face evangelistic initiative, we’re spending a few Sundays following Jesus around the Gospels and taking note of the way He brought people to himself.  Perhaps by watching Jesus reach out to people who need Him,…