The Book of John

The Lord Jesus, Our Christ, the Word of God from All Eternity Past

John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:8-12; Proverbs 8:22-31

Preparing the Way by Pointing to the One Who is the Way

John 1:6-9; Matthew 3:1-17; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 11:11-15

Rejecting or Receiving Jesus & the Birth that Gains Us Entrance into God’s Family

John 1:10-13; Acts 16:16-34; Luke 19:11

The Incarnation & God’s Take on Presents Versus Presence

John 1:14; Luke 1:26-38; Philippians 2:1-11; Isaiah 7:10-14

Living in the Grace of Jesus

John 1:14-18; Romans 14:7; Colossians 4:2-6

John (#5) The Wondrous Glory of God’s Grace in Jesus

John 1:15-18; Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 2:25-40

John (#6) I Am NOT the Christ

John 1:19-23; Isaiah 40:1-5; Luke 3:1-18

John (#7) Jesus – the Messiah & Baptizer with the Holy Spirit

John 1:24-34; Acts 2:22-39; Luke 1:11-17; Mark 1:1-18

John (#8) Being Told About Jesus, Telling Others About Jesus

John 1:35-42; Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 9:35-38

John (#9) The Unchanging Call of Jesus – “Follow Me”

John 1:43-51; Matthew 16:21-24; Mark 10:17-22

John (#10) Abundance of New Wine – the Sign of God’s Blessing and Coming Kingdom

John 2:1-11; Proverbs 3:5-10; Amos 9:11-15; Luke 5:33-39

John (#11) The Day Jesus Vented His Anger on Injustice & Unrighteousness

John 2:12-17; Jeremiah 7:9-11; Matthew 21:12-17

John (#12) Signs of Divine Authority, the Resurrection and Human Sinfulness

John 2:18-25; Matthew 27:32-40; Revelation 21:22-27

John (#13) You MUST Be Born Again

John 3:1-15; Titus 3:3-8; Romans 8:9-11

John (#14) God’s Saving Will & Our Desperate Need to Escape Condemnation

John 3:16-18; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Ephesians 2:1-10

John (#15) The Moral Roots of Unbelief

John 3:19-21; 2 Kings 17:7-15; Matthew 7:15-20; Romans 1:18-20

John (#16) Knowing God, Our Place in His Plan, & Staying Faithful to Our Calling

John 3:22-30; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 3:10-15

John (#17) The Reliability of Jesus & the Message He Came to Proclaim

John 3:31-36; Ephesians 1:3-10; Colossians 1:15-20; Matthew 11:25-27

John (#18) Christian Baptism, Forgiveness, & the Gift of the Holy Spirit

John 4:1-3; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 22:12-16

John (#19) The Only True Remedy for Soul Thirst

John 4:4-26; Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 42:1-11; John 7:33-39

John (#20) Could This Be the Christ?

John 4:27-30 and 39-42; Matthew 8:23-27; Mathew 16:13-20

John (#21) Evangelism – God’s Will, My Food, His Plan and My Part

John 4:31-38; Matthew 4:4; John 6:35; Luke 4:42-44; John 18:33-37

John (#22) Faith, Miracles and the Desire for Signs

John 4:43-54; Matthew 12:38-42; Luke 9:18-31

John (#23) Why Did Jesus Heal Some & Not Others?

John 5:1-9a; Mark 3:7-12; Acts 5:12-16

John (#24) The Connection Between Sin & Sickness & How We Should Respond in Such Cases

John 5:9b-15; Isaiah 35; John 9:1-12

John (#25) The Glorious Limitations of Jesus

John 5:16-23; John 8:21-30; Romans 12:1-2

John (#26) Hearing, Believing, Living, Rising and Reigning…or Not

John 5:24-30; Ephesians 2:1-10; Daniel 7:13-14; Colossians 1:9-14

John (#27) Life Through the Bible or Life Through the Jesus of the Bible

John 5:31-40; Deuteronomy 18:14-22; Matthew 11:25-30

John (#28) How Being a People-Pleaser Keeps Us from Believing

John 5:41-47; Proverbs 29:25; Deuteronomy 18:14-22; Galatians 1:6-10

John (#29) The Miracle, Its Message & the Mistaken Response

John 6:1-15; Proverbs 30:7-9; Matthew 14:13-21

John (#30) Setting His Disciples Up for a Lesson About Faith

John 6:16-21; Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52

John (#31) – Clamoring for the Perishable, or Working for that Which is Eternal

John 6:22-27; Exodus 16:1-5; Psalm 78:17-29; Matthew 6:19-24; John 6:22-27

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John (#32) What Must We Do to Do the Works God Requires?

John 6:25-33; 2 Kings 6:8-19; Matthew 11:25-30; Ephesians 2:1-10

John (#33) The Call to Come to Christ & the Declaration We Are Unable to Come! What’s Up with That?!

John 6:32-45; Romans 8:5-11; Luke 13:22-30

John (#34) The Key to Life Eternal – Feeding on Jesus

John 6:46-66; Exodus 16:1-5; Matthew 26:20-29

John (#35) Jesus’ Choice of a Person He Knew Was an Unbelieving Devil

John 6:60-71; Luke 22:1-6; John 13:18-30

The World, Sin, and Its Hatred for the One Who Pointed Out Its Evil

A sermon on John 7:1-13.  There is a plot to kill Jesus.  Jesus emphasizes that his brothers time frame is not God’s timing.  Jesus did not lie but was on a different time schedule.  Jesus was hated for pointing out others’ evils.
2 Timothy 3:10-13, Psalm 7:1-9

John (#37) The Only Way to Know the Truth Is to Do the Truth

A sermon on John 7:14-18.  We can grow in God’s truth by obeying it.
Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 8:19-21, Luke 11:23-28, John 8:31-32

The Restraining Power of God’s Perfect Timing

A sermon on John 7:19-30.  A warning for the danger we can often fall into when we attempt to enforce obedience and the restraining power of God’s perfect timing and the encouragement it brings.
Habakkuk 2:1-3, Acts 1:4-8

John (#39) Purposely Vague: Why Jesus Doesn’t Just Come Out and Say It

A sermon on John 7:31-36.  Jesus’ cryptic and confusing words.  Faith.  Why does Jesus speak in vague, nondescript terms and riddles?
Matthew 13:1-17, Revelation 10:1-4

John (#40) Jesus, Faith and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

A sermon on John 7:37-44.  Background on the Feast of Tabernacles.  Who may come to Christ? What is needed to come to Christ?  What does one receive when one comes to Christ by faith?  How can we know we will receive the gift offered?  What are we to do once we receive the promised gift?
Isaiah 32:14-20, Isaiah 58:9b-12, Joel 2:25-32

John (#41) Jesus: True Messiah or Deceiver of the Ignorant?

A sermon on John 7:45-52.  The Temple guards did not arrest Jesus because they were amazed at what He said.  When confronted by the disbelieving religious leaders they stated that.  How would we respond?  Would we put people down like the leaders or confess Jesus plainly and not worry what people think?
Micah 5:1-5, Matthew 16:13-20, Acts 17:1-12

John (#42) Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery

A sermon on John 7:53-8:11.  This sermon opens with an explanation about why this passage does not appear in the earliest manuscripts of the Greek New Testament.  During the sermon a video is shown to the congregation which is not included in the recording.  This video can be found at this link: and is entitled “No Originals? The Bible is a Copy.” from “The Ten Minute Bible Hour”.  After this Pastor Jeff goes on to talk about the text itself.
Isaiah 55:1-8, Luke 7:36-50, Matthew 18:10-14

John (43) Jesus, Light of the World

A sermon on John 8:12-18.  Jesus declares that He is the light of the world.
Isaiah 9:1-7, Mark 4:12-17, John 12:34-36

John (#44) The Grave Danger of Dying in One’s Sins

A sermon on John 8:19-30.    Jesus says “you will die in your sin” and “you will die in your sins”.  He says it to earnest, moral, religious people.
Isaiah 59:1-2, 1 John 2:15-17

John (#45) The Truth that Brings Freedom and the Freedom that Brings Slavery

A sermon on John 8:31-41.  Faith is ongoing – not just a one time moment.  This is a story of deliverance and liberation from an enslaving sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:17-20, Romans 6:5-14, Galatians 3:21-25

John (#46) Can One Love God and Yet Not Love Jesus?

A sermon on John 8:42-27.  Jesus puts a face on God.  Satan’s characteristics were reflected in the men Jesus was speaking to.  We can’t hear truth if we believe lies.
Hebrews 1:1-3, Hebrews 4:14-16

John (#47) Who Do You Think You Are Jesus?

A sermon on John 8:48-59.  Jesus was making outrageous claims in the eyes of the religious leaders.  They reverted to racism in response.    In response Jesus claims His deity by stating “I Am”.

Exodus 3:7-15, Revelation 22:16-17

John (#48) Born Blind: Moralism, Grace, God’s Sovereignty & Our Purpose

A sermon on John 9:1-9.  The moralist sees human suffering as punishment for individual sins and human prosperity as blessing for individual righteousness.  Jesus said this man was born blind no because he sinned but to bring God glory.

1 Samuel 2:1-10, Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 13:1-5

John 49 This One Thing I Know – I Was Blind But Now I See

A sermon on John 9:10-25.  Jesus did a miraculous sign on the Sabbath.  How do we lay hold of the cure for our spiritual blindness?

Matthew 9:27-33, 2 Corinthians 4:1-6, 2 Kings 5:1-16, John 9:39-41

John (#50) Our Response to Jesus when We Discover He IS the Son of Man

A sermon on John 9:26-41.  The Pharisees try to get the man Jesus healed to contradict himself.  Jesus’ miraculous healing was a proof of where Jesus is from.  Jesus pursued the healed man.  The man did not pursue him.  A proper response to knowing Jesus is the “Son of Man” is to worship Him.

Daniel 7:13-14, Luke 9:18-27

John (#51) The Sheep and the Shepherd’s Voice

A sermon on John 10:1-10.  We need to understand sheep to understand fully what Jesus is saying.  What is the “Call” Jesus extends to the sheep?

Isaiah 55:6-11, 2 Corinthians 2:1-10, Romans 8:28-30

John (#52) The Good Shepherd

A sermon on John 10:11-21.  Jesus and Psalm 23, Isaiah 40:10 and Isaiah 40:11.

Jesus is the GOOD shepherd.  Jesus KNOWS His sheep and says “MY” sheep know Me.  She has sheep that are not from this pen.  What does “smite the Shepherd and the sheep will be…scattered.”
Isaiah 40:9-11, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 5:1-5

John (#53) Are We Sheep Because We Believe or Do We Believe Because We Are Sheep

A sermon on John 10:22-33.  At Hanakkah Jesus is at the temple and says that His sheep believe in Him.

Matthew 11:20-30, Acts 13:46-48, 1 Thessalonians1:2-5

John (#54) Held in a Grip So Tight It Will Never Let Us Go

A sermon on John 10:22-33.  The promises in this text are for those Jesus calls His sheep.  There are four things Jesus shares in relation to the truth often called “eternal security”: the conditions, the gift, the promise and the One who makes and keeps the Promise.

Romans 8:28-39, Ephesians 4:29-32

John (#55) You Are “gods”…? What the Heck Is that all About?

A sermon on John 10:25-42.  This phrase “you are gods” comes from Psalm 82.  What does it mean?  Jesus declares about Himself – “sanctified” and “sent”.  Vs. 37 – “Do not believe me UNLESS…”

John (#56) – Jesus, True Friendship and Our 12 Hour Day

A sermon on John 11:1-16.  We see in this chapter the human and emotional side of Jesus.  Who are these three friends?  Is Jesus’ response unloving?  What does Jesus mean “the twelve hour day”?
Ezekiel 37:11-14, Isaiah 26:16-19

John 57 Jesus IS the Resurrection. Jesus IS the Life.

A sermon on John 11:17-27.

John 14:6, Hosea 13:4, 1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 35-58, Job 19:26-27, Daniel 12:2, Isaiah 26:19, Exodus 3:14, John 20:30, John 17:3, Romans 10:8-13

John #58 – Empathy, Frustration, Anger & the Gift of Tears

A sermon on John 11:28-37.  There are various emotional responses to losing a loved one.  In this passage Mary wailed at the loss of Lazarus.  Jesus wept as one who mourns with those who mourn and He was indignant at the pain of death, the last enemy.

Romans 12:9-16, Hebrews 4:14-16

John #59 – The Key Element of Christian Faith – Spiritual and Physical Resurrection

A sermon on John 11:38-45.  Jesus raises three people from the dead.  The first (a ruler’s daughter) was only dead a few moments.  The second (a widow’s son) was only dead a few hours.  Lazarus was dead for several days.  Lazarus’ physical resurrection was more than just a third major blow to the reign of death in this world.  It was a perfect representation of regeneration and the new birth.  It represents Ephesians 2:1-10.

This sermon ends with an extended presentation of a sermon by George Whitefield on this same text.
Matthew 9:18-26, Luke 7:11-17

John #60 A Belief that Sees, Yet in Seeing Refuses to Believe

A sermon on John 11:45-57.  The religious leaders had two idols, the temple and the nation.  When they heard that Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead they believed it and yet chose to kill Jesus rather than lose their two idols.  What are our idols that we choose over Jesus?

Isaiah 6:9-13, Luke 19:37-44

John (#61) The Poor You Will Have with You Always…

A sermon on John 12:1-11.  Some have taken Jesus’ words “the poor you will have with you always” to mean various things.  What do they really mean?  Did Judas have a valid point?  The source of the quote is Deuteronomy 15:11.

Galatians 2:6-10, Proverbs 31:8-9

John (#62) Prayer, God’s People and the Unity of the Trinity

A sermon on John 17:6-23 summing up a a week of special prayer emphasis in the church.  Jesus emphasized unity in the church three times in this prayer.  The model for church unity is the perfect unity of the trinity.

Psalm 133:1-3, Philippians 2:1-4

John (#63) He Who Hates His Life in this World Will Keep It for Eternal Life

A sermon on John 12:20-26.  This passage takes place during Holy Week.  A group of Greeks seek to talk to Jesus.  His reply is related to his upcoming death.  In comparison to loving Christ it needs to seem that we hate our lives – not to despise them, but to choose Jesus over ourselves.

Matthew 13:1-13, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

John (#64) How Jesus’ Death Glorifies God & Draws People to Himself

A sermon on John 12:27-34.  Salvation for us equals glory for God.

1 John 1:5-2:2, Psalm 89:19-37