We exist to reach people with the gospel, build them as the church, and send them into the world for the glory of God. Midlands Church is a reformed Baptist church located in Columbia, SC.
John 13:18-38 || An Upside Down Kingdom
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || Jesus came into the world preaching an upside-down kingdom that doesn’t make sense—and now he invites us to live in it. Our call? To love people in ways that seem totally backwards by this world’s standards.
John 13:1-17 || Wash Me, Savior, or I Die
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || Our God is so magnificent and dynamic that our minds can hardly grasp the fullness of His character—Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, the Prince of Peace, Lord of Lords, Redeemer, and Savior. But here we see Him take on yet another role: He is a foot-washer. We see in this text that the Lord of the Universe is intent to humble himself, to enter our world and take on the filth of our sin—and He does so armed with the power and grace to make even our dirtiest parts clean. Jesus instructs us to imitate His love and care for one another with the same humility He displays here. Praise Him, the Lord who makes all things new!
John 12:20-50 || Sir, We Wish to See Jesus
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || After the crowds surround him in triumphal anticipation Jesus continues to focus on the glory of God through the salvation of his people. The question for us – how have we been invited to take part in his radical mission?
John 12:9-19 || Triumphal Entry
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || In this passage, Jesus enters triumphantly into Jerusalem, lauded by the people. It's worth considering: If we had been among those in that crowd, why might we have been there? What would our own posture have been towards the King of Israel?
John 11:45-12:8 || Savoring the Substitutionary Savior
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || In the last week of His life, as Jewish leaders actively try to kill Him and a disciple tries to steal from Him, Jesus affirms a friend (Mary) who values Him over all things. This text also reminds us our lives are to be a fragrant aroma pointing others to Jesus.
John 11:28-44 || Sovereignty Displayed
That You May Believe | The Gospel of John || An undeniable truth that we spend much of our lives hiding from (and, with futility, labor to stave off the thought of) is this: Someday we will die. As Christians, we need not fear this truth, nor hide from it. In this text we see Jesus displaying His absolute authority over life and death. We see that in living and in dying we have one purpose—to glorify God. It is a joyous reality that He is the God of life and our hope is secure in Him!