Posts by Pastor Carlos

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Believe Live Share

by Pastor Carlos

Gospel of John John, the youngest of the disciples, desired for others to know Jesus.  John was among those who had seen, looked upon and touched with his own hands the Word of Life.  As a result his life was radically changed for all eternity.  Near the end of this Gospel, John writes a summary […]

THE EMPTY TOMB

by Pastor Carlos

On the Sunday after Passover, Mary Magdalene got to the tomb where Jesus was buried.  Her devotion to Jesus was real even after His death.  She had been at the scene of the crucifixion and now she was the first person at the grave.  The tomb that was once closed with a large rock and […]

LOVING TO THE LIMIT

by Pastor Carlos

The stage is set.  Jesus is ready to depart, the food is ready, Judas is ready to betray Jesus and He gets up, takes off His robe, wraps a towel around His waist, pours water into a basin and begins to wash His disciples’ feet.  The King of Kings washing the feet of twelve peasants!  […]

Why All the Unbelief?

by Pastor Carlos

In John chapter 12, we encounter the transition from Jesus’ pubic ministry to His private ministry, known as the Farewell Discourse. A daunting question looms over this pivotal point:  If this book was written so that we may believe, and Jesus is not going to do any more signs, then why all the unbelief?  God […]

The Good Shepherd

by Pastor Carlos

JESUS, THE TRUE SHEPHERD; John 10 Jesus has entered a very intense period of conflict and opposition to His ministry.  Those who opposed him looked for every opportunity to punish him.  He obviously did not appreciate the religious leaders of Israel and intentionally alienated them while consolidating His following.  We can see this as we […]

I AM

by Pastor Carlos

“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”” (John 8:58, NKJV) What was so important about this statement that provoked the crowd to take up stones to throw at Jesus?  It all began back in John 6.  We find there a bunch of Jews going after Jesus across the Sea of Galilee […]

Danger in the Disconnect

by Pastor Carlos

There are four dangers of a diminished view of the power of Jesus found in John 3. The first is a danger in evaluating Jesus (John 3:1-3, 11-13). John shows us that Jesus has a heavenly perspective (John 3:12-13) that sees well beyond our limited earthly perspective. His counsel is within the Triune God (notice […]

Jesus’ Response to Opposition

by Pastor Carlos

Jesus is in Jerusalem attending a feast of the Jews (not clear which one).  There he encounters a multitude of people with various physical issues (5:3).  Superstitious as they were, they were all waiting for and angel to go in the pool (a reservoir for collecting rain water) and stir the water.  They believed that […]

The Message Behind the Signs

by Pastor Carlos

Today we find Jesus in the town of Cana attending a wedding with His mother and His disciples (John 2:1–2).  We are exposed here to another of many snapshots John will show us in his pursuit to show us that Jesus is the Son of God; A JEWISH WEDDING; THE GOSPEL STORY. “Here comes the […]

Snapshots of Discipleship

by Pastor Carlos

As we continued our study in the Gospel of John last week, we were invited to look at some photos, Biblical snapshots of when Jesus first met some of His disciples.  These snapshots are not concerned with telling all the details of each person pictured, but more importantly the focus is on Jesus and their responses to […]