At Refuge Church this past Saturday night, Pastor Brian finishes up the Book of John. He talked about Jesus’ command for us to feed His sheep. Jesus is referring to His followers. We were made for community. Don’t do life alone!
This past Saturday evening at Refuge Church Pastor Brian talks about the last chapter of the Book of John. After the resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples while they are fishing. He prepares a meal for them on the shore, and asks Peter the question “Do you love me?”. It seems like a simple question, but he asks 3 times. Seriously….how would YOU answer?
Since Christmas, we’ve been reading through and studying the Gospel of John as a Church. We’ve not only gotten to know Jesus and better see his beauty, but we’ve also gotten to know the author John a little as well. He writes like a poet, using words to give us an intimate glimpse of his friend and Savior.
This past Saturday evening, Pastor Brian talks about Simon Peter, and how pride crept into this life. Peter says he’ll never deny Jesus, but is that really true? Would you deny Jesus? Check this out, it is our last stop before Easter.
This past Saturday night at Refuge Church was a holy night. A night set apart from our regular worship gatherings, as we looked the perhaps the holiest words in the New Testament, a prayer of Jesus just before his death on the cross. In John 17, we get to eavesdrop on a conversation between God the Son to God the Father.
And, we began a new habit of prayer together as a church. A commitment to pray together morning, noon and night. Listen to the full message (we also included the worship time at the end). Then refer below for complete instructions for our daily corporate prayer time together.
Daily Corporate Prayer (together as a church)
- 8am // Pray for Yourself
- 12pm // Pray for Refuge
- 6pm // Pray for The Church
This past Saturday night at Refuge Church we continued in the Gospel of John. Jesus is giving a new horizon. Heaven. A place He (the creator of everything in the known universe) is going to ahead of us and preparing a room in the Father’s house for His children. A room that would make the Four Seasons look like a tent in my backyard. Thomas says … that’s great, but we don’t know how to get there. Jesus responds … I am the way, and the truth and the life.
This past Saturday night at Refuge Church we heard from local missionary and pastor of youth Dwayne Jackson as he taught on John 13:1-17; Jesus’ washing the disciples feet. God … the one who created heaven and earth, galaxies and cosmos and billions of stars, assuming the posture of a servant to wash dirt and grime from our filthy feet.
This past Saturday night at Refuge.Church we continued our study through John’s Gospel as we looked at Chapter 10; Jesus final public teaching.
The illustration of sheep and shepherd has become so familiar to most of us, that its power. We hear Psalm 23 and we feel comforted, yet if we’re honest most of us struggle in submitting to a Shepherd, who desires access to every aspect of our lives.
We don’t HAVE TO follow a shepherd … we GET TO. It’s a perspective shift that can be life changing. Our Shepherd didn’t come to give us a miserable existence, he came, that we might have abundant life.
This past Saturday night at Refuge, worship pastor Jaime Taveras got the night off from leading worship to teach through the story of Lazarus from John 11. He spoke a lot of faith. Of considering what we are believing in God for. Of trust and hope. 4
This past Saturday night at Refuge.Church we continued our study through the Gospel of John, by looking at a story most believe was not included in the original gospel, nor written by John; The Woman Caught in Adultery.
She is not only caught, but caught in the act. But where is the man? What are the accusers trying to accomplish? What is the crowd thinking? What is the woman thinking? How will Jesus respond? What will be his final verdict?