The Shape of Love: The Cross | John 15:9-14 Lesson [Slideshow]

February 14, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

What is love? What does love look like? True, crucial love looks like the Cross (Latin: crux). It consists of a vertical component (obedience to God in Christ) as well as horizontal component (self-sacrificially striving for another’s ultimate good). We should love Jesus and love like Jesus because He first loved us…

True Freedom, Indeed | John 8:31-36 [Sermon Text & Audio]

July 9, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Research suggests that the modern conception of freedom — our most cherished virtue — is almost purely negative (i.e., freedom *from* constraints). The Truth of Jesus gives freedom *from* (negative freedom) our rebellious nature and freedom *to* (positive freedom) fulfill our original purpose — right relationship with God. Though our culture often co-opts His words, His is the Truth that truly “will set you free.”

John 4:50 #VOTD [+ Memorization Tutorial Video]

October 16, 2017 @DannyScottonJr 0

Jesus heals the son of a royal official, likely a member of the court of the “fox”, Herod Antipas, from a distance — a testament to His power. The official demonstrates the kind of trust — trust based on the word of Christ over against “signs and wonders” — that many, then and now, lack…

Memorize John 14:26

John 14:26 #VOTD (+ Memorization Tutorial Video)

August 30, 2017 @DannyScottonJr 0

In the Farewell Discourse, before Jesus is about to be arrested and crucified, He tells His disciples that the Father will send them an Advocate who will teach and remind them of all He has taught them. We can have faith [active trust] that the Spirit of Truth subsequently guided the apostles in all truth and, though to a somewhat lesser degree, still guides us in truth today.