Jesus concludes his 'I Am' statements in John's Gospel with a vivid illustration for his disciples - one of fruit and the vine. Listen as guest Paul Walles shares about Jesus' desire to be connected to His people.
In the midst of life’s pains, clinging to the sovereignty of God doesn’t always feel like it’s enough. Perhaps that is why our gracious God has revealed portions of ‘His sequel' - eternal life in heaven. But, our hope can grow even stronger when we remember that Jesus is the resurrection right now.
Which truths about resurrection life does God reveal to us through Jesus' interaction with Martha before Jesus said "Lazarus, come forth?" In this sermon, we study Jesus' complex emotions and his dialogue with Martha to better understand the eternal life which comes through Jesus. Join us at First Mennonite Church of Morton in this series on the "I AM" statements of Jesus.
The Kingdom of God is best understood as Jesus described it in John 10 - as abundant life. It is a life which is overflowing with inner peace, joyful contentment and freedom with God which helps us endure the various the trials of this broken world. But there is only one entrance to it...
Where do you turn for lasting peace and comfort? Jesus longs for us to come to Him since He is the door to life. Study John 10:7-10 with us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we continue to look at the "I AM" statements of Jesus.
Jesus, our Lord, is the perpetual ‘beacon of light’ who brings life to all who receive Him by faith. But what does His 'light of life' look like in people? In a word...it's FREEDOM! Consider how the Apostle John describes this life.
What did Jesus communicate to the Jewish audience when he said, 'I Am the light of the world?' What does it mean to walk in darkness or experience His light of life? In this message from First Mennonite Church of Morton we unpackage Jesus' famous statement from John 8:12.
Although ‘Sabbath’ changed during the time of the Early Church, the practice of establishing a regular time to worship the Lord and celebrate His sanctifying work with others remained. Because Jesus is working, we can set aside our small tasks and delight in His sovereign care. But it won't happen unless we are intentional about it.
Jesus disrupted the religious' leaders definition of 'Sabbath' (day of rest) by making it clear that He is working, as God always works. What is Sabbath? How does it apply to us today? If Jesus is working now, what does that mean for us? Explore those questions with us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we start a new series on the 'I AM' statements of Jesus.
Meeting new people and moving into the realm of ‘spiritual conversations’ can be quite difficult for many of us. However, if we are to take the Lord’s calling upon our lives seriously, we must venture beyond our comfort zone.
How can we meet new people and begin to talk about spiritual matters? Jesus sets the perfect example for us in John 4. Join us at First Mennonite Church as we look at 'Practical Disciplemaking' especially among the unreached.
What is disciple-making? How do we take steps towards building those kind of relationships? In part one of our series on Practical Disciplemaking, we explore Jesus' invitations and instructions about these first steps.
How should we love one another? Consider Jesus' example. Of course, the cross is the pinnacle of His love, but every personal encounter in Jesus' public ministry sets for us daily examples of sacrificial love.
How does God define love and why does Jesus call it a 'new' commandment? As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we study the relevant topic of love by looking at Jesus as our source of power, our pattern and our purpose for loving.
How can Christians live intentionally between the birth of Jesus and the second coming of Jesus? To answer this question, we look at the example of John the Baptist from John 1:19-28 and Mark 1:4-6. Join us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we study the Word of God at the conclusion of 2020.
What is the meaning of Christmas? The answer comes to us as we look to the glory of Jesus and receive His abundant grace. Join us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we study John 1:14-17 in this Advent Sunday before Christmas 2020.
Jesus' love is available to all, but not all actually have it. In order to fully receiving, there is some action on our part. Learn more with First Mennonite Church as we study John 1:9-13 during this third Sunday of the Advent season.
As adults we know that there exists a discomforting darkness which cannot be dealt with by simply turning the on the lights. When faced with this grim reality, it can seem as though the darkness has won, or at least is winning. What then should we do? Is there hope?
When the Bible contrasts light and darkness, what does that really mean? How did John serve as a 'twilight' before Jesus' public ministry. In this sermon, we'll dig into those questions as we study God's Word in the Gospel of John.
John begins his gospel by speaking of Jesus' divine nature. What claims did Jesus make regarding His nature and what did He do in His public ministry to prove that He is God? As the Advent season begins, join us at First Mennonite Church in our study of the prologue to John's gospel.
COVID-19 Shutdown - week 5 | As Jesus' disciples were expressing their troubled hearts, Jesus was offering them the reality of both peace and joy. How can we experience joy, even during troubling seasons? Join in this with study from John 14.
What happened in history between the Old Testament and the New Testament? How did God send His light into the world? How can we know for certain that Jesus was that light? We answer these questions as we look at John, chapter 1 and consider the ministry and life of Jesus of Nazareth.
What does a faithful, maturing disciple of Jesus from FMC look like? In 2017, our Nurture Commission set five statements in answer to this question. Today, Pastor Tom gives an overview of these statements by reminding us that it all comes out of a faith which trusts in Jesus' love for us.
We conclude this series on an overview of prayer from Jesus and the New Testament by looking at the final sections of Jesus' 'High Priestly Prayer.' Today, we specifically look at Jesus' prayer of unity among His disciples.
Jesus came to give you a new identity, a new purpose and name. Listen to the first two recorded encounters that Simon Peter had with Jesus to hear more about this promise and how it invites you into Jesus' mission.