Chapters 13-17 of John’s Gospel record the last intimate moments of Jesus with His disciples before His death. These moments alone were rare. Vast human need always surrounded Jesus, misinformed worshippers clamored over Him, and the eyes of enemies were always upon Him. Given this opportunity, though they were dull-witted and slow to receive, He “loved them to the uttermost”. We too are often as dull-witted as they. May we, as His disciples eventually were, be awakened to His love for His own.  Sermon by Al Gordon from the 19th of June, 2016.

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The Gospel of John is like a mine of precious stones. I have extracted a few; other people have extracted many more. And in the years to come, still other precious stones will be uncovered. There is such life and wisdom contained in this gospel that no one person can discover or hold it all. 

Jean Vanier (b. 1928), 

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Drudgery is the touchstone of character. The great hindrance in spiritual life is that we still look for big things to do.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1928)

 

A Christian is someone who testifies that they have “come to know God through Jesus Christ”.

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Christians become continuously more balanced, sane, and clear-minded.

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Very few people today find Jesus interesting as a person or of vital relevance to the course of their actual lives… and frankly, He is not taken to be a person of much ability.

Hell is not an “oops” or a slip. One does not miss heaven by just a hair, but by a constant effort to avoid or escape God.

Dallas Willard (1935-2013)

 

If you board the wrong train its no use running along the corridor in the other direction.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)