Misunderstanding Jesus

Posted on: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in: Sermons

John 4:1-42 February 4, 2018 Isaac Villegas This is a risky conversation, here at Jacob’s well in the land of Samaria: Jesus, a Jew, and this woman, a Samaritan. Jews and Samaritans are kindred peoples, distant relatives, both tracing their lineage to Jacob, the patriarch of Israel. Samaritans and Jews are cousins, but they are […]

Fierce love

Posted on: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 in: Sermons

John 2:13-22 January 21, 2018 Isaac Villegas Jesus is a Jew, part of God’s people. And as a faithful Jew, he takes a trip to the temple in Jerusalem for Passover, the festival that remembers Israel slavery in Egypt, and God’s salvation, God’s liberation, freedom from the shackles of bondage, their forced labor, their economic […]

Unseen revelations

Posted on: Sunday, January 14th, 2018 in: Sermons

John 2:1-12 January 14, 2018 Isaac S. Villegas Last week we read the opening scene in John’s Gospel. A man named Philip found his friend, Nathanael, and told him about a rabbi, a new one who was passing through town, an itinerant rabbi. This was not unusual in first century Judaism—rabbis would emerge, their ministry […]