Audio Messages

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CLICK on the image to open a link and STREAM a (40 minute) message John shared in 2012 with the brothers & sisters at Mercer Island Covenant Church (now Evergreen), out of John 12:24, “unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. BUT, if it dies . . ..” What dying things are you clinging to instead of embracing the death and New Life God intends for you?

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CLICK on the image to open a link and STREAM a (50 minute) message for the flock then known as Maranatha Bible Church (later A Community of Grace, Concord) in which John teaches from Romans 12:1 & 2 about being either conformed or transformed . . . which will you choose to pursue?

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CLICK on the image to open a link and STREAM a (40 minute) message in which John concludes a lengthy consideration of Paul’s letter to the Romans, sharing with God’s beloved at Maranatha Bible Church (later A Community of Grace, Concord) from the final two verses of Romans 16 about the obedience Papa calls us to — the obedience of faith.

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CLICK on the image to open a link and STREAM a (50 minute) message in which John shares from Galatians 3 and 5 about the good news of Jesus, new creation, and life in the Spirit with some folk “called to be saints” who then worshiped as A Community of Grace in Concord, California.  Along the way he makes reference to a number of images (which were being projected as he spoke), including an analogy about sailing and the Spirit (consider the image below, including the boat sailing away from you at the lower right), moving ultimately to one of his favorite quotes–about how leaves, which cling to a tree through the raging storms of winter, falls to the ground when the fresh sap of spring brings new life . . . asserting: “We are not called to preach against dead leaves!” (Chafer) Indeed, the reality of life in the Spirit provides us with the message of The Imperishable Spring!

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