Weekly sermons from Christ’s Covenant Church in Winona Lake, IN
Reaching the nations and the generations with the gospel of Christ.
John 1:1-8 | Love That Gives
We’ve probably all faced the reality at some point that something in our life needs a massive overhaul. We may sense something is not the way it ought to be and realize something has to change. As anyone who’s tried it can testify, change is not easy. It requires conviction. It requires intentionality. It requires effort. Sometimes, it even requires sacrifice.
This Sunday, we begin a new series in the Gospel of John. As we journey through this book together, we will come into direct contact with a God who sees things in His world that need to change. So, He makes an intentional effort to overhaul His creation. As we will see, it requires an incredible sacrifice. Interestingly, He’s not the One who needs to change…we do! But, in His great love, He comes into the world to give us what we need to change. Join us as we begin this journey together to see our great God who gives!
John 1:9-18 | Why Did He Come?
If you read John 1:1-3, those verses describe the “Word” (Jesus) as being the divine, eternal creator of the universe. Those verses alone take our breath away. But read down a bit in verse 14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Jolting, isn’t it? Why would he do that? Why would the eternal, divine creator become “flesh” and live among us? That’s what we’re going to explore together this week in the Gospel of John.
Our Mission: Ephesians
We’re excited to introduce our new church mission statement this week! As a church, we believe God calls us to “glorify Him by growing together in Christ as a caring community of disciple makers.” That may sound like a straightforward statement, but it’s packed with great truths and challenges for us. So come learn more as Pastor Nate leads us through Ephesians.
John 1:19-28 | Preparing the Way
As we continue in the book of John this week (1:19-28), we’ll be introduced to a man who was a cousin of Jesus – a man named John the Baptist. He called people to repent and be baptized, because he knew Jesus was coming! He was glad to defer to Jesus and show Him honor. Join us as we learn more about this fascinating cousin of Jesus who had an important message to share.
John 1:29-34 | Give & Take
Newly-weds are often asked, “When did you know that they were the one?” People are curious about what it was that finally persuaded them that this was the one that they wanted to marry. Although it’s in a very different context, the passage we’ll look at in John 1 gives us a glimpse of what exactly it was that convinced John the Baptist that Jesus was “the one” – the One that God’s people had been waiting for.
John 1:35-42 | Seeking Christ
As we continue in the book of John, for the first time in the narrative we are going to hear words from the mouth of Jesus Himself. If you have a “red-letter” Bible, you’ll finally come across some red ink this week! Jesus asks a question intended to cut to the hearts of those He was talking to, and to our hearts as well: “What are you seeking?” Join us as we pause together to ask that question of ourselves – to evaluate what we are seeking in life, why we ought to be seeking for Christ Himself, and how that seeking ought to change us.