What can we say and do as Christians when accusations about the pagan roots of December 25th are brought up?
An overview of what the children are learning in Sunday School.
Note: Starting at around 6 minutes 33 seconds, Nathan steps away from the microphone to display a visual. The recording has been amplified at this point so you can still hear him, but we apologize for the audio quality.
Please note that the recording of this sermon is corrupted, and skips a few seconds every minute. You can follow along in your Bible:
John 5:31-47, Romans 10:13-14, Romans 2:29, Psalm 119:11-16, Hebrews 1:1-2, John 5:21&26, Romans 10:4
Note: There was a moment of silence for Remembrance Day at minute 23:33, which has been edited out.
Note: The first few minutes of the scripture reading and sermon were corrupted, so the recording starts mid-sermon.
John is writing to share his perspective, sometimes "filling in the blanks" where he feels that the earlier gospels could have explained it better. Such is the case with the story of the calling of the first disciples.
The testimony of John the Baptist
John introduces the major themes of the book, so that we understand the life of Jesus. John begins his gospel by taking us back to the eternal divine Word - the originator of all things.
Did Jesus consider himself to be God's unique Son?