Compass Bible Church, led by Pastor PJ Berner, is a Bible-teaching church in Frisco, Texas.
How To Get More From Jesus (John 4:43-54)
If you’ve ever come home to a dog, you know unbridled unconditional affection. As soon as you open the door, that dog is excited that you’re there. He’s not concerned with what you’re bringing home or whether you have something for him or not. He’s just happy to be with you. Well, Christian, if I may, I’d like to suggest that we need a little more of that attitude when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. John 4:43-54 is going to challenge us to keep focusing our affections on Jesus and not just on what Jesus has for us.
How To Get A Green Thumb (John 4:27-42)
If you come across a field on a farm, you expect to find crops come harvest season. In this area of North Texas we watch and see the corn planted in early summer and harvested a few months later. In John 4:26-42, Jesus pivots from his interaction with the woman at the well to call his disciples to see the harvest field of souls that was all around them. As followers of Christ, we too have been called to recognize our own harvest fields of souls as we each play our part in carrying out the mission of the church.
What To Do About Sin? (John 4:16-26)
Hindsight is 20/20. This is a phrase I trust you’ve heard before, but have you ever considered it in light of God’s saving work in your life? I’m not talking about the precise moment that he saved you. No, I’m talking about the numerous times his grace and patience showed up in your life to lead you to that moment of faithful surrender. But it didn’t end at salvation either. His patient grace has continued to show up in your life over and over again, and I wonder if you’re looking for it. In John 4:16-26 Jesus graciously reveals this woman’s deep need for salvation and patiently pursues her until she understands. What did that look like in your life? What does it look like today?
It Takes The Church (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
As we celebrate child dedications this weekend, we’ll take a break from John and look at a passage that has a lot to say about godly parenting. There are so many voices competing for our kids in this world, and this text reminds us that we must do everything we can to ensure that God’s word is the loudest and clearest of all. Though we may not be able to impart eternal life to our children, we can make sure that we are doing everything in our power to raise them in a way that they have every opportunity to become faithful followers of Jesus. This starts at home, but a great part of God’s design for the church is that we have a spiritual family ready to partner with us in this great pursuit. Join us as we look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9 in a message entitled, “It Takes the Church.”
What Makes Grace Grace? (John 4:1-15)
Have you ever wondered if God could really save _______________? The names that fill that blank represent people that we’ve perhaps written off or people we’ve shared the gospel with a hundred times, only to be rebuffed and rejected a hundred times. Our passage this weekend gives us hope for those names in that blank. Our text finds Jesus engaging with the unlikeliest of people as he patiently conducts a conversation that would forever change the life of a woman many wouldn’t consider a likely candidate for grace. But that’s what makes grace grace isn’t it? In this week’s text, we find that we’re really all unlikely candidates for salvation save for the grace of God. In John 4:1-15. We will watch God’s relentless pursuit of a sinner and be reminded of his relentless pursuit of us.
How to be Humble (John 3:22-36)
The narrative resumes in this weekend's passage as we check in again with John the Baptist. He and his disciples were still out in the wilderness, baptizing people and calling them to repentance. But now, Jesus' disciples were doing the same thing, and it seems that John's disciples were a little jealous of how many people were going after Jesus instead. However, this jealousy would be short-lived, as John would immediately quell any notion that he was there to compete with Jesus. Though Jesus would call John the greatest born of women (Matthew 11:11), here we find an example of Christ-exalting humility every Christian should follow.
Really like the way Pastor PJ doesn’t pull punches. Always to the point.