Christ and the Spirit

In the Gospel of John 7 we read that Jesus stood up in the temple and cried “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” This is typically taken to mean that the believers will have streams of living water flow from them. But we can also interpret the text differently so that it refers to Christ from whom the living waters flow. This is more consistent with what the Scriptures say elsewhere abou the relationship between Christ and the Spirit.

Sermon: Christ and the Spirit

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Behold the Lamb

The paradox of the Gospel is that many things are not what they first seem. The baby lying in a manger is the one by whom all things were created. The one crying out in thirst on the cross is the one who gives living water. The one who dies for us is the one who gives us life. The one who comes to us as a lamb meek and gentle will return in wrath to punish his foes.

Sermon: Behold the Lamb