Posts by Mitchell Gregory

Posts by Mitchell Gregory

1 Peter 1:3-5

Why do we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus? Scripture provides us numerous answers. We will zero in on three this Easter Sunday. Jesus was raised from the dead: 1) To forgive our sins (1Corinthians 15:17; Acts 13:37-38); 2) To give us living hope (1Peter 1:3-5) and; 3) To receive our worship (Matthew 28;9; 16-17). I encourage you to prayerfully read and think through these verses. Especially pray for those who need the forgiveness of the risen Lord to come to…

John 6:16-21

Agree or disagree? Obeying Jesus can get you into trouble. Jesus accepts the faith of disciples who are spiritually weak and fearful Jesus is never absent during life’s storms but he may delay his mighty actions. This Sunday, the Lord willing, we will think through the miracle of Jesus walking on the water to rescue his disciples caught in a storm at sea. We will see Jesus walking around like he owns the place. He does. Remember he’s the creator,…

John 6: 1-15

The passage for this Sunday is John 6:1-15. I hope providing the passage for Sunday’s sermon each Friday is helpful for you. Remember my purpose is two-fold. First, knowing the passage gives you the opportunity to meditate on it to the point of expectation of what will be preached. Sometimes the Holy Spirit will take your thoughts in a direction different from the theme of the sermon. This certainly means even more spiritual food for thought. Second, knowing the sermon…

John 5:1-15

The purpose of John’s gospel, as I’ve said numerous times in the pulpit, has to do with faith. In chapter 20 verses 30-31, after talking about the signs (miracles Jesus performed), John tells us he wants us to believe that that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He writes to bring us to faith, to create faith in us. Once we come to faith, he longs for our faith to mature, to deepen, to be strengthened. Let’s pray…

John 4:46-54

Faith means taking Jesus at His word. The story of Jesus healing the noble man’s son underscores this truth for us. Such faith has the ability to impact our entire family if we will talk about Jesus. Please read John 4:46-54 in preparation for Sunday. Ask the Lord to increase our faith in His word and especially his promises.

John 2:1-12

This week we begin a new series within the Gospel of John Project, called “Signs of the Savior.” This is a series about the miracles of Jesus. Perhaps you have thought about the various reasons that Jesus did the things He did. In our world today, no less than in Jesus’ time, people long for signs and miracles. Like many hungers of the soul, this longing in the end should point us back to Jesus only. And like many hungers…

John 1:29-34

In John’s gospel, we are told to “behold the Lamb of God.” We are promised in Revelation that someday we will sing “worthy is the Lamb.” Jesus, the eternal Word made flesh, is the Lamb of God also. His death on the cross secures our eternal redemption. If you ask Isaiah’s question, “Where is the Lamb?,” the answer is “the Lord Jesus.” Our study in John’s gospel this Sunday will focus on John 1:29-34. We will also be partaking of…

John 1:19-28

John the Baptist was a humble and bold witness for Christ. He is famous for saying, “He (Christ) must increase and I must decrease” and “I am not worthy to untie his sandals.” The virtue of humility is utterly necessary for bearing witness to Jesus. This Sunday I will preach from John 1:19-28 on the humility of John the Witness. Please read these verses and pray over the insights you glean as you prepare your heart to sing God’s praise…

John 1:14-18

This week I will be preaching from John 1:14-18. Keep in mind these verses are the last paragraph in John’s Prologue (1:1-18). John tells us that Jesus is the eternal Word, the almighty Creator, and the Word made flesh. He has come to forgive us and make us the Father’s spiritual and eternal children (v12-13). I encourage you to read verses 14-18 several times and pray through these verses. Pray that we will be ready to hear the word of…

Successful Sharing of the Gospel

The following outline is from Nick and Angela Corrova. They shared these points with our congregation over four different Sundays this spring. Taking the initiative to share Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and leaving the results to God. (Dr. Bill Bright, co-founder of Cru) Take the Initiative! Ask God for, and nurture a missional mindset. Pray for specific people and opportunities. Keep some margin in your life to ensure time for conversations when God opens doors for…

A Plan for Treasuring God’s Word in Your Heart

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16) I take “the word of Christ” to mean the whole Bible because Christ is the theme, promise, focus and hope of every book (John 5:39; Luke 24:27, 32, 45-46). Genesis to Revelation is Christ-exalting. The word “dwell” is a picture word. It means “to live in, to be at home.” We’re to make sure the word of Christ is at home in our hearts. It is to live in…

Scripture Reading For March 21 – March 25, 2016

This week’s reading will be from Second Peter chapters 2 and 3, the book of Jude and chapters 1 and 2 from the book of Revelation. Please read one chapter a day, Monday through Friday, and use the weekend to reflect on what was read during the week.

Scripture Reading for March 14 – March 18, 2016

This week’s scripture reading is found in First Thessalonians chapter 5, Second Thessalonians chapters 1 through 3 and in First Peter chapter one.  Please read one chapter a day and use the weekend for reflection on what was read during the week.

Scripture Reading For March 7-11, 2016

This week’s scripture reading is found in the gospel of John chapter 21 and in 1 Thessalonians chapters 1 through 4. Please read 1 chapter a day, Monday through Friday, and use the weekends to reflect on what was read earlier.