Jesus and Mission

Bible Text: John 20:19-23 | Speaker: Sam Chacko | Series: John | Some of us think of church primarily as what happens on Sundays.  In this sermon, we look at a  key event that reorients us to who the church is called to be and do, and it’s far more than what could take place in simply gathering on Sunday’s.    In this sermon we look at who we are (our identity) and what we have been called to do (our mission).

The Resurrection

Bible Text: John 19:31 – 20:10 | Speaker: Sam Chacko | Series: John

Jesus & the Cross (Part II)

Bible Text: John 19:16-30 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: John | We have to be careful when we come to the cross of Jesus to not just view it and two seconds later push it aside as if it was a trite event. It must command our utter attention. It must captivate us not just this morning, but every single day. For everyday we lay it aside and treat it as a humdrum event, an unexceptional/ordinary incident not worth our meditation or time, we wander from what it is that makes us so different. We wander from the life-giving source that changes us from the inside out. We wander from what propels us to be salt and light to this world.

This is part two of a two week look at the cross and the effects that cross has on the life of a believer.  You can find part one here.

He suffered that we might be free.
He was mocked that we might be loved.
He was exposed that we might be clothed
He was rejected that we might be welcomed
He was thirsty that we might be satisfied
He endured that we might be forgiven

Jesus & The Cross (I)

Bible Text: John 19:16-30 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: John | We have to be careful when we come to the cross of Jesus to not just view it and two seconds later push it aside as if it was a trite event. It must command our utter attention. It must captivate us not just this morning, but every single day. For everyday we lay it aside and treat it as a humdrum event, an unexceptional/ordinary incident not worth our meditation or time, we wander from what it is that makes us so different. We wander from the life-giving source that changes us from the inside out. We wander from what propels us to be salt and light to this world.

This is part one of a two week look at the cross and the effects that cross has on the life of a believer.

I.  Jesus SUFFERED so that we might be FREE

II.  Jesus was MOCKED so that we might be LOVED.

Jesus and Power

Bible Text: John 18:33-19:16 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: John | We continue our study in the Gospel of John and looking at what each passage specifically teachings us about the person and work of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Sam is looking at John 18:33-19:16 and in the process we begin to answer some important questions…

So how do we use our God-given power, influence and gifts to serve rather  than be served? How do we see the gospel go out and effect change in people’s souls and in people’s lives so that generations are changed for Christ?

Jesus and Injustice

Bible Text: John 18:12-32 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: John | We continue our study in the Gospel of John and looking at what each passage specifically teachings us about the person and work of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Sam is looking at John 18:12-32 as we see Jesus stand before Annas, Caiaphas and Pilate.  And as we walk through Jesus’ trial we will notice threads of injustice that takes place, who comes to the defense of Jesus and a dramatic turn of events in the life of an individual.

The Day God Was Arrested

Bible Text: John 18:1-11 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: John

We continue our study in the Gospel of John and looking at what each passage specifically teachings us about the person and work of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Sam is looking at John 18:1-11.  The sun is setting on Jesus’ earthly life, the hour he prayed about has arrived, His death is an imminent reality! But as we look at the arrest of Jesus we will learn more about who Jesus is because here we find some of the sweetest, most fascinating and alarming realities of Jesus in all the gospel of John!

Jesus, Prayer and Mission

Bible Text: John 17 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: Knowing I Am

We continue our study in the Gospel of John and looking at what each passage specifically teachings us about the person and work of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Sam is looking at John 17 and we discover a prayer that Jesus makes for His disciples and for us.  And through that prayer we discover marching orders that Jesus gives His followers as they live on mission.

Jesus, the World and Mission

Bible Text: John 16 | Preacher: Sam Chacko | Series: Knowing I Am

We continue our study in the Gospel of John and looking at what each passage specifically teachings us about the person and work of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Sam is looking at John 16 and we discover through the teachings of Jesus that as we carry the torch of the gospel into this world system we need to understand and embrace the several truths in order to stay the course on mission for Jesus.