We Are

Began: Jan 08, 2017

Hearing God's Truth

Began: Jan 01, 2017

Unlikely Women in the Lineage of Jesus

Began: Nov 27, 2016

True Healing

Began: Nov 21, 2016

DNOW 2016 - Real Love

Began: Oct 30, 2016

I Was Blind and Now I See

Began: Oct 16, 2016

Hot Topics

Began: Sep 11, 2016

When you think of “Hot Topics,” you might initially think of movie star or a National Inquirer story. But, the reality is, we don’t have to look that far to find “Hot Topics” that affect us all. This 8-week sermon series addresses the major issues that not only are in the news, but those that affect each of our lives in a real and personal way.

Afterlife

Began: Aug 28, 2016

Afterlife: Two of the most talked about topics in the Bible are heaven and hell. In this short 2-week sermon series, Bryant gives insight into what Jesus had to say about both places.

When Things Don't Go as Planned

Began: Jul 03, 2016

Doubts

Began: Apr 03, 2016

First Things First

Began: Aug 07, 2016

As we prioritize our lives, we always have a choice as to the order in which we place our “to-do’s.” In this 3-week series, Bryant discusses the importance on which things we place as “firsts.”

The Seed and the Soil

Began: Jun 05, 2016

The Future of Israel

Began: Apr 17, 2016

The history of Israel, both Biblically and historically, has been a topic of interest to the world for thousands of years. In this power-packed 10-week series, “The Future of Israel”, Bryant takes us back to the prophecies of the Old Testament and brings us forward to present day and even into the future of God’s chosen nation.

God Stories

Began: Apr 20, 2016

The Fulfillment of God's Plan

Began: Mar 06, 2016

The Fulfillment of God’s Plan: One of the truths of which we can always be sure is that God is never caught off guard. He always has a plan. This 4-week series elaborates on this fact by looking at some of the Bible’s great heroes and how God’s plans played out in their lives.

Amos: A Man on Mission

Began: Feb 28, 2016

Essentials of the Faith

Began: Jan 10, 2016

This seven-part series reveals in detail what is important and essential to the Christian faith - things that we should understand and believe if we are followers of Jesus Christ.

Attitude - The One Thing You Can Control in 2016

Began: Jan 03, 2016

Humility: The Proudest Way to End this Year

Began: Dec 27, 2015

The Spirit of Christmas

Began: Dec 06, 2015

The Spirit of Christmas (4 sermons) Oftentimes, in the rush of contemporary life, we not only pay little attention to why we celebrate Christmas, but we forget to be in awe of God’s amazing plan that came to fruition on that dark night in Bethlehem. This four-part series takes us back through each step of Jesus’ supernatural entrance into the earthly realm.

The Greatest Christmas Gift

Began: Nov 29, 2015

Thankful

Began: Nov 22, 2015

My Story

Began: Nov 15, 2015

DNOW 2015 - I Believe

Began: Nov 08, 2015

DNOW 2015

Jonah

Began: Jun 08, 2014

A 4-week look at the story of Jonah, his unbelievable experience inside the belly of a large fish, and how, in spite of his initial desire to escape the will of God, Jonah received God' forgiveness and was instrumental in turning the people of Nineveh back to the Lord.

One Man's Journey Of Faith

Began: Sep 06, 2015

If there ever was a story that speaks of God’s patience with and love for His people, this 9-week series taking us through the life of Abram (who later became Abraham) is a magnificent example.

Intentional Living

Began: Aug 09, 2015

Sometimes we go along in life just reacting to different situations, rather than preparing for them. While that may be the easiest way, it is not the best way. This 4-part series deals with the importance of Intentional Living as it pertains to the Christian life.

Making This Life Count

Began: Jul 05, 2015

Christian Marriage in Today's World

Began: May 03, 2015

That one little word can represent so many things - such as beauty, love, covenant, ceremony, children, meeting each other’s needs, arguments, chaos, anger, stress, divorce, and now, it even represents the union of two people of the same sex. This 9-part series addresses marriage in today’s world and how to find our way back to marriage God’s way.

True Greatness

Began: Apr 26, 2015

The End of Shame

Began: Apr 19, 2015

George Wright III

The God of Second Chances

Began: Apr 13, 2015

No matter how bad the sin, you can be forgiven with true repentance.

The Road to the Empty Tomb

Began: Mar 30, 2015

Is Healing For Real?

Began: Mar 08, 2015

Move 2015

Began: Mar 01, 2015

Global Ministries conference 2015. Andy Wood sermon.

The Unstoppable Mission

Began: Jan 11, 2015

A little over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ gathered His twelve specially chosen disciples. And He gave them an unstoppable mission of taking the good news of Jesus Christ to every people group on the face of the earth. That unstoppable mission continues to this day, being carried out by believers all over the world, and it will continue until Jesus' challenge is fulfilled and all have been told that He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

New Beginnings

Began: Jan 04, 2015

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

What Matters Most in 2015

Began: Dec 28, 2014

David Platt

Began: Nov 17, 2014

The Childhood of Jesus

Began: Nov 30, 2014

This-3 week series examines the childhood of Jesus from a human perspective, as well the fact that He was also the Sovereign Son of God.

The Question of Our Time

Began: Nov 23, 2014

Identity

Began: Nov 09, 2014

End TImes

Began: Aug 31, 2014

An in-depth 10-week study into what Scripture says about the signs and prophecies of the Second Coming of Christ. An often misunderstood and bewildering topic, it is a message that is both timely and essential to recognize in today's world.

Neighbors

Began: Aug 10, 2014

Who are our neighbors? And how should we, as Christians, view them, treat them, and show them the love of Christ.

Summer Essentials: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Began: Jul 06, 2014

Summer Sermons brought by Jonathan Munson, Steven Bonham, Ben Mandrell, and Thomas Nelson

Faith That's Real

Began: Apr 27, 2014

What is faith all about? Everyone has faith in something or someone. This 6-week series speaks to the issue of real faith in God versus faith that is fictitious or fabricated.

The Old Crosses the New

Began: Mar 30, 2014

In modern times, a new cross has appeared into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial, the differences, fundamental. This study is a warning that, although new times require ever-changing methodologies, the message must remain the same.

Jesus' Authority and Our Call to Go

Began: Mar 02, 2014

Preached by Thabiti Anyabwile, using Matthew 10:1-15

The Sign of a Christ Follower

Began: Feb 23, 2014

Preached by Bryant Wright, using Acts 2:36-41

Paid in Full

Began: Mar 09, 2014

What does Scripture tell us about financial debt? Are there other kinds of debt? These messages tell us the answers to both questions.

Jesus Teaching on Worry and Investments

Began: Feb 02, 2014

Jesus teaches us to invest in and look for our treasures in Heaven.

Showy Religion Makes God Sick

Began: Jan 19, 2014

This 2-week series discusses God' disdain of worship that draws attention to anyone other than Himself. God looks at the motives of man. Does man look to praise and glorify God or does man intend to glorify himself with pride and selfishness?

Every Member of the Body is Important

Began: Jan 12, 2014

Every Christian member receives a supernatural gift from the Holy Spirit.

Christianity - Condemnation or Love

Began: Jan 05, 2014

How are Christians to treat the non-believers?

When We Realize We are Dying

Began: Dec 29, 2013

Jesus reconciles us, sinners, with the holy Father God.

Christmas According to Paul

Began: Dec 15, 2013

We know that Paul wasn't there to witness the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. So, in many ways, his take on Christmas would be much like ours. He depended on what he read, stories he was told, and communication from the Lord through the Holy Spirit. This 3-week series puts the "whys" of the life of Jesus into a perspective that can only come from someone who has had a personal encounter with Jesus.

It's Complicated

Began: Oct 20, 2013

Life is full of confusing things that can easily perplex us all. Anger. Lust. Integrity. It's Complicated looks deeply into these three enormous areas in which we all struggle and gives us keys to dealing with them God's way.

Jesus' Do's and Don'ts on Prayer

Began: Oct 06, 2013

Although it is true that prayer is simply communicating with God, many times, in our feelings of closeness, we forget that we are talking to our Creator, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In that light, here we find that there are some right and wrong ways to pray.

Fulfillment in Christ

Began: Sep 29, 2013

Christ fulfills the law and prophesies of the Old Testament.

A Salt-of-the-Earth Christian

Began: Sep 22, 2013

Happiness Is

Began: Aug 25, 2013

Taken straight from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, these messages give keen insight into what Jesus meant when He said, "Blessed (Happy) are..." They allow us to truly understand these oft-times misquoted and misunderstood characteristics of this amazing sermon.

Hope For The Church

Began: Aug 11, 2013

Johnson Ferry's mission, core values and what is on the heart of pastor for the next decade.

Countercultural Faith

Began: Jul 28, 2013

Loyalty to the Lord in times of crisis, testing, and persecution.

Summer Sermons

Began: Jul 07, 2013

Truth in Troubled Times

Began: May 26, 2013

A frequent phrase teenagers use is, "Everyone else is doing it." It's also a key reason adults give to justify bad behavior. And it's true - lots of people ARE doing things in direct opposition to God's Word and feel no remorse about it. So how do believers live in such a troubled world, where wars rage, morals are in decline, and the modern culture celebrates evil as acceptable? God still seeks His people today, but instead of sending a prophet, He leaves that job to believers - to His church. Bryant show how God uses rebellious people and evil circumstances to accomplish His purposes - and how He wants to use you, too.

Storytellers

Began: Apr 07, 2013

We all have stories. Each of our stories is different - no two are a like. That's easy to understand. Sharing your faith? Whoa. Not so fast. That scares me. This series of sermons shows us not only how to use our own life experiences to share our faith in a non-threatening way, but helps us gain insight into these stories of our lives and helps us use them to grow in our own walks with Jesus Christ.

Easter Series

Began: Mar 17, 2013

The passion of Christ

Gordon Fort

Began: Mar 14, 2013

Video

A Picture of Jesus Through Signs

Began: Jan 13, 2013

One of the many ways Jesus taught was by His actions. Through many miracles He performed during His brief ministry on earth, people were able to actually see (witness) signs that provided physical proof that He was truly the Son of God. This is a 7-week series you don't want to miss.

Begin with the End in Mind

Began: Jan 06, 2013

The Mayans Were Wrong...Now What?

Began: Dec 30, 2012

Prophecy of Jesus Birth

Began: Dec 09, 2012

The Old Testament is literally filled with prophecy that not only describes the characteristics of the coming Messiah, but goes into details about how and where He would be born. This series helps us bridge what appraisers to be a gap between the old and New Testaments.

Legacy

Began: Nov 11, 2012

Everyone is going to leave a legacy when they die. What will your legacy be? What will you leave behind that is eternal and true? This series will enlighten you on the importance of how you live your life in the now, in order that your legacy will not only leave a lasting memory to your family, but will honor God in the process.

Elevate-High Expectations of the Father

Began: Sep 09, 2012

In the fast paced world in which we live, it's easy to over-obligate ourselves. When this happens, everything suffers. This series is a reminder that to be better Christians, we have to elevate our expectations! Jesus said the most important commandment was to love God and your neighbor as yourself.

The Message and the Mission

Began: Sep 02, 2012

God created everything, the heavens and the earth. Man sinned and corrupted everything. Jesus Christ came to save us from our sin. The Church is to spread the word of the Gospel. If we have full faith and trust in Christ, we will be saved.

The Law and the Gospel

Began: Aug 26, 2012

Jesus said that He came to fulfill the law. Man can not fulfill the law through works' righteousness. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can man be saved and made right with God.

Is the Gospel Too Difficult to Hear?

Began: Aug 19, 2012

Jesus said, "I Am the bread of life." Many who hear did not understand.

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Began: Aug 12, 2012

The 23d Psalm from the sheep's perspective. We are all like sheep.

Your Decision: Is Following God Worth the Cost?

Began: Aug 05, 2012

Jesus said that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven one must give up everything and follow Him.

When Small Things make a Huge Difference

Began: Jul 29, 2012

From the smallest seed of the Word, the Kingdom of Heaven grows without end

The Church That Makes an Impact

Began: Jul 22, 2012

The Holy Spirit empowers the Church, the Believers, to commission individuals and to carry the Gospel to the world through the sacrificial giving of the Church.

Your Future-Miracle Grow or Round Up?

Began: Jul 15, 2012

In Matthew 13, Jesus discribes those who are going to Heaven and those who are going to Hell.

Your Soul: Growing, Withering or Dying?

Began: Jul 08, 2012

The Lion, the Lamb and the World

Began: Jul 01, 2012

God is the Creator and the Redeemer. He is in control of the whole world. God is sovereign.

The Everest of Christian Belief Part 2

Began: Apr 22, 2012

"The Everest of Christian Belief Part 2" is a 12-week series delving into the book of Romans. Inside this series, Bryant takes us through some of the most important and difficult components that make up the life of a Christian.

The Everest of Christian Belief Part 1

Began: Jan 15, 2012

"The Everest of Christian Belief Part 1" is a 12-week series delving into the book of Romans. Inside this series, Bryant takes us through some of the most important and difficult components that make up the life of a Christian.

The Benefits of a Worry-Filled Stressed Out and Anxious Life

Began: Jan 08, 2012

Worry, anxiety, stress

When Life Gives You Lemons

Began: Jan 01, 2012

Overcoming troubles and setbacks

Supernatural Births

Began: Dec 11, 2011

Before the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would supernaturally bear the Son of God, He sent Gabriel to tell Zacharias that his wife, Elizabeth, would also supernaturally bear a son (even though she had been barren for years). Their son would be known as John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Son of God who would prepare the world for His arrival. This 4-week study will reveal the connection and the magnificent plan that God had to bring His Son into the world.

Jesus Second Coming in the Psalms

Began: Nov 13, 2011

When we think of the Biblical prophecies of the 2nd coming of Jesus, our thoughts immediately go to the book of Revelation. But, in the Book of Psalms, we find several references to His return, Armageddon, and even the eternal reign of Jesus tucked away in several chapters, and this 4-week study will uncover some of those relevant prophecies.

Finding Yourself

Began: Nov 06, 2011

Finding Yourself

Contemporary American Values

Began: Aug 14, 2011

This 13-week series compares the contemporary American church to ancient Israel, where each man sought to do what was right in his own eyes. This is why the church today has so little influence on contemporary American values.

Here We Grow

Began: Aug 07, 2011

Spiritual growth

Who Is Jesus, Really

Began: Jul 10, 2011

Who is Jesus? What does the Bible say?

The Role of the Government The Role of the Christian

Began: Jul 03, 2011

What is the role of the government in scripture? What is the role of the Christian in scripture in regard to the government?

The Longing for a Child

Began: Jun 26, 2011

Infertility and God's will in the Scriptures

Leaving Your First Love

Began: Jun 19, 2011

Christ's words to the church of Ephesus and it's meaning to the church of today

A Sheep in Wolves' Clothing

Began: Jun 12, 2011

A Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Thomas Nelson

Why The Resurrection Matters

Began: Apr 24, 2011

This is a seven sermon series. It is one of the most common topics about the Christian faith revolves around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Did the resurrection happen? Did Jesus really die? Did someone steal the body? Does it matter? This study will delve not only into the evidence of resurrection, but into the imperative significance it holds for our eternal future.

The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry

Began: Mar 20, 2011

There is very little information about the life of Jesus between His birth and when He started His ministry at the age of 30. That gives us an idea of just how important His 3 years of ministry were then and now. In this series, we will look with detail into the beginnings of Jesus' amazing, life-changing ministry years.

Your Missions Legacy

Began: Mar 13, 2011

March 13, 2011

Men on a Mission

Began: Jan 30, 2011

God specifically made each of us different, as men and women, as well as with different gifts and personalities. He did this in order that we can achieve the unique purposes He has planned for each of our lives. This series, Men on a Mission, delves into Paul’s 1st missionary journey, how God revealed Paul’s mission to him, how He led him through the many difficulties and changes throughout this time in Paul’s life and how all of it relates to today’s church.

Understanding Why He Came

Began: Dec 19, 2010

The busyness of the Christmas season-buying gifts, Santa Claus, decorations, parties - all of these activities often become the focus of Christmas. This sermon will help us re-focus our hearts on the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas and help us understand why He came.

God's App for That

Began: Aug 22, 2010

In this study into the book of James, we delve into the difficulties of everyday life and how to apply our faith in the practical aspects of each day. From dealing with doubt and anger, to controlling the words we use to express our emotions, this series is applicable to each and every child of God.

A Great Commission People with a Great Commandment Heart

Began: Aug 08, 2010

This series is an in-depth study on the importance of our churches having a “kingdom” vision for ministry as we seek to get the Great Commission, the message of Jesus Christ, to the entire world. The only way we can do that, in reality, is for each of us to have a true heart for spreading the love of Christ to every person in every nation, both in teaching and preaching, as well as how we live our lives in front of this world so in need of a Savior.

Hope In Difficult Days

Began: May 30, 2010

There is no doubt that we are living in some of the most difficult times in the history of our nation. Amidst the confusion, the suffering, the persecution, the political wars and rhetoric, where do we run? Is there really a merciful God out there who is faithful to deliver hope to us amidst our fears of total destruction? The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" This series will provide an in-depth look at the very heart of God, His plans for His children and His unconditional love for each of us.

A Woman's View

Began: May 02, 2010

When God created woman, He designed her to be uniquely different than a man, to be his partner and, in many way, to "complete" him. Sure, men and women share many of the same characteristics that are just part of being human, but there is no doubt that women see the world in a different way than men do. This series delves into four different areas that will give insight into how a woman views herself, her family, and her work (both inside and outside of the home), as well as her emotional and spiritual life.

Three Stages of Manhood

Began: Apr 11, 2010

From the moment a man is born until the day he dies, he will go through three distinct stages of life. Each of these life stages contains physical, mental, emotional and spiritual changes that are unique to the male species. This series will give us insight into how God specifically created men to see the world throughout his life.

Physical World vs. Spiritual World

Began: Feb 07, 2010

For everything that our senses can encounter in the physical world, from physical birth to the food that nourishes our bodies, there is a parallel spiritual reality. This 7-week series contrasts our material realities with spiritual truths.

Loving God Means

Began: Jan 10, 2010

Love is not just an emotion that makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over. Love is a verb. In fact, Love is an action verb. It requires that you DO something, that you make a conscious decision every day to Love. This 3-week series focuses on what it means when we truly Love God, in our hearts, in our souls, and in our actions.

In Intellectual Neutral

Began: Jan 03, 2010

January 3, 2010

Don't Miss Jesus This Christmas

Began: Nov 29, 2009

The busyness of the Christmas season-buying gifts, Santa Claus, decorations, parties - all of these activities often become the focus of Christmas. This 6-sermon series will help us re-focus our hearts on the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas.

Knowing the Future to Understand Today?

Began: Aug 30, 2009

What does the Bible have to say about the end times? What does the future hold for God's people and the world? This 11-week series is essential to understanding Biblical prophecy about what our world is facing as we draw nearer and nearer to the end times.

What Makes Johnson Ferry Unique

Began: Aug 09, 2009

Through the years, Johnson Ferry has tried to honor all of its core values, including "never changing message, ever-changing methodologies." This is an in-depth look at who we are as a body of believers and what makes us unique, as we continually strive to honor our mission to "reach and disciple people for Jesus Christ."

What in the World Should We Do?

Began: Jul 12, 2009

Biblical Wisdom for the Family

Began: Apr 26, 2009

What does the Bible have to say about topics such as marriage, sex, parenting, divorce, single mothers, and the family's impact on the country? See how practical and helpful the Bible is in having a healthy family.

Jesus: The Son of God

Began: Feb 01, 2009

Distractions are everywhere. They catch us off guard and pull our attention away from what matters most. Successful businessmen understand the importance of frequently refocusing their company on its mission. The best athletes realize they must never neglect the fundamentals. The same is true in our spiritual life. Refocusing on the center and foundation of our faith - Jesus Christ - is essential to maintaining a fresh, vibrant relationship with Him.

Financial Security

Began: Jan 25, 2009

We don't think about money management as a spiritual issue, but it is. God's Word has a lot to say about basic financial principles. As Americans, we may not feel rich right now, but when we compare ourselves to the rest of the world, we are extremely wealthy, and the Bible calls those who are rich to not put our hope in the uncertainty of riches but to put our trust in God who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. The heart of the matter is, are we willing to trust Him in this area of our life?

Falling in Love Again

Began: Jan 11, 2009

If you've read the magazine headlines while waiting in line at the supermarket, then you're familiar with the story line: The beautiful Hollywood star falls in love; then she gets her heart broken; then she finds love again with someone else...always with someone else. Rarely do you see stories about someone falling in love again with the same person. Many of us once had a passionate relationship with Christ, yet over time, our love affair with Him has grown cold. This message from Bryant Wright is about rekindling the love we once had with Christ. It's about going back to Him instead of moving on to something else. This is not just a message for the Church, it's a message for each one of us personally.

Good News in a Season of Fear

Began: Dec 14, 2008

Financial pressure, economic downturn, job loss. In this season of fear of the future, we are desperately longing for some good news. The angel said to the shepherds, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which will be for all people." We expect the Christmas season to be a time of peace and joy, but many of us find ourselves worried about the future. In this 3-part series, Bryant covers the familiar Christmas story and uncovers the hope we have today--despite the uncertainty of the economy--because of that baby born so long ago in Bethlehem.

Walking Through Life God's Way

Began: Oct 19, 2008

Often we are prone to setting the agenda for our life without much thought to what God's desire for our life might be. In doing so, we miss the wonder and blessings of walking closely to God. However, in this 8-week study from Ephesians, we see that walking through life God's way clarifies our purpose and improves the overall health of our families, our relationships, our churches, and even our communities.

The Journey of Faith for God's People

Began: Aug 10, 2008

A study of the Children of Israel from the time they were freed from slavery in Egypt through their entry into the Promised Land.

Living Water

Began: Jul 06, 2008

We all have times of deep thirst when our spirit and emotions feel parched. Sometimes—to satisfy our thirst—we drink the first thing that comes along. But drinking substitute sources leaves us emptier and more dehydrated than before. Jesus said he is the living water that truly satisfies our soul's thirst. Jesus said, "Whoever 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.'"

Sermon on the Mount

Began: Jun 01, 2008

Standing on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel where Jesus may have stood, Bryant delivers the greatest sermon ever preached.

Isaac: Little Known Founding Father

Began: May 11, 2008

Isaac is one of the great patriarchs of our faith, yet is not as well known as his father Abraham or son Jacob or grandson Joseph. Yet, from Isaac's life we discover the roots of our Christian faith and lessons that apply to our life and faith today.

Afterlife is not an Afterthought

Began: Mar 30, 2008

Whether our lives or busy or boring, frantic or routine, we rarely give much thought to our afterlife. Yet, how long is eternity compared to our lifespan? Typically, we put more thought into planning our retirement than we do our everlasting eternity. In this series, Bryant Wright examines what the Bible says about heaven, hell, judgment, and even purgatory. After we have planned for tomorrow, we are better equipped to live for today as God intended.

Did Jesus Really Say That?

Began: Mar 02, 2008

Some of the things that Jesus said are very troubling and contrary to what many of us have learned and thought about Christ all of our life. This series leading up to Easter gives us a more complete picture of who Jesus really was and not just the nice image of Jesus that feels good to us.

The Watchman Speaks

Began: Feb 03, 2008

Ezekiel is one of the most bizarre characters in the Old Testament. He is called the Watchman Prophet, and spoke a message that is still relevant to us today. As we understand the lives of individuals in the old covenant, we will have a greater appreciation for what Christ did to initiate the new covenant that we live under today.

A Year of Faith through Generous Living

Began: Jan 13, 2008

Sidetracked. Distracted. It happens so easily. Calling a time-out to refocus our priorities is an essential part of all healthy organizations and healthy individuals. In this three-week series, Bryant Wright restates the core mission and introduces the theme for Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in 2008. Keeping these priorities in focus is not just the responsibility of the church as an organization but also for each individual member of the church body.

God's Big Picture on Christmas

Began: Dec 02, 2007

The Real Secret

Began: Oct 21, 2007

Is your life everything you think it should be? Is there a secret to finding meaning and purpose in life? In this series we will be looking at examples of people who came alive through an encounter with Jesus Christ. As we will see through real life examples, the secret to a life of meaning and purpose is found when we encounter Christ!

The Jewish People and Christianity

Began: Aug 19, 2007

The heritage of the Christian Faith is woven together with the Jewish Faith. All through history, there have been difficult and complex questions concerning the relationship between Jewish people and Christianity. In this 9-week series, Bryant discusses God's passion for Jewish people as it relates to the message of Romans 9-11. As we look at the roots of the Christian faith, we will see that God desires for all men to come to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

A Call to Pray

Began: Aug 12, 2007

Communication is vital for the health of any relationship, yet it's especially challenging when you cannot see or hear the person with whom you're communicating. In this sermon, Bryant calls the church body to be in prayer this fall as it faces challenges in expansion, growth, and ministry. Focusing on God in prayer deepens our relationship with him, and opens our hearts to know and accept His will for our life. Through prayer, we experience the joy of a more intimate walk with Christ.

Overcoming Life's Giants

Began: Aug 05, 2007

We all face giants. Your giant may be financial problems, work-related issues, your health, emotional fears, or relationship difficulties. Churches sometimes face giant challenges as well. Bryant shares the famous story of David and Goliath to deepen our faith so that we can trust God and face life's giants with courage. This message was delivered on the campus of Cedarcrest Church.

Game Over

Began: Jul 08, 2007

How would our life be different if we knew there would be no tomorrow? What would change? What would we do different? Delve into what really matters in life during this 3-week series by George Wright. Learn more about George.

Gideon: The Reluctant Warrior

Began: Jun 03, 2007

No one would have picked Gideon as a leader. He would not even have picked himself. His decisions were uncertain, and his faith was shaky. However, despite Gideon's shortcomings, God used Gideon to bring glory to Himself and victory to the people of Israel. This series will encourage you to trust in God no matter what circumstances you face or doubts you feel.

Pentecost: What's It All About?

Began: May 27, 2007

It was the day Jesus promised would come. It was the day of a violent rushing wind. It was the day of the Church's first official meeting. It was the day the Holy Spirit came. Three thousand people came to Christ that day. In this single-sermon series from Acts 2:1-4, Bryant Wright describes the significance of the Day of Pentecost and explains the importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus' followers.

Family Portrait

Began: Apr 29, 2007

According to the family portrait hanging on our wall, we look good, we're smiling, we have beautiful kids, and we have it all together. That is not always the whole story, however. Inside the picture perfect family, there are often disagreements, frustrations, and struggles. In this series from the book of Proverbs, learn how Godly wisdom is applied to each specific role in the family.

Questions About God You Always Wanted to Ask

Began: Apr 15, 2007

We all have questions about God, and often we don't know where to go to get good, honest answers. Bryant Wright asked members of his congregation, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, to send him questions they had about God, the Bible, and Christianity. He received nearly 200 questions, and from those he picked several to answer during three morning services. This series of sermons will strengthen your faith and be a helpful resource to you for questions you have or questions you may be asked about the Christian Faith.

Easter 2007

Began: Apr 08, 2007

Every year around Easter, you can expect some kind of media hype or supposed evidence surfaces intended to undercut the validity of Jesus' resurrection. Bryant Wright appeals to undeniable evidence that Jesus' resurrection is not just a religious hoax but an historical fact which demands that we make a decision.

Politically Incorrect Encounters

Began: Mar 04, 2007

Jesus' life offended the religious and welcomed the outsiders. Many of his encounters with people were politically incorrect and culturally unacceptable. This 5-part series challenges the church to be accepting, inclusive, and gracious to those who may not look like, act like, or talk like church people do. Sermons in this series include: (1) Stained, (2) Putting people before legalism, (3) Breaking taboos, (4) Jesus: Getting Dirty with Sinners, and (5) Clean Sweep.

Dangerous Christianity

Began: Jan 21, 2007

True Christianity is sometimes dangerous Christianity. Many of us live our lives with a goal of seeking comfort and avoiding danger. But did you know that God never promised us comfort or safety? There are plenty of benefits to being a follower of Jesus, but as Bryant Wright teaches in this 5-part series on the apostles in the New Testament, there are also costs. However, stepping out of our comfort zone may be the first step to living the adventure-filled life of faith that our Creator designed for us.

Three Christmas Stories

Began: Dec 17, 2006

We all have stories about Christmas. Your Christmas memories might include gifts given, gifts received, traditions observed, meals shared, parties attended, or some other special Christmas memory. While those memories are special and dear to us, our stories about Christmas often have little to do with Jesus. Not so with these three stories. Bryant Wright invites you to take a journey with him back in time and experience Christmas through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, and the wise men. Christmas will take on a whole new meaning to us when we realize that from the very start, Christmas has always been all about Jesus.

Ten Lies, Ten Truths

Began: Oct 08, 2006

A study exploring some of the foundational lies in American life today, as well as the Biblical truths.

Great Expectations

Began: Aug 13, 2006

A study on God's expectations for His church.

Illuminate

Began: Jul 09, 2006

A study on what it means to carry the Light of Jesus into a dark world.

What We Believe

Began: Apr 23, 2006

Our foundational Biblical beliefs at Johnson Ferry.

A Prophetic Look at Easter

Began: Apr 02, 2006

An Easter series from the prophecy of Isaiah 53.

Core Values of Johnson Ferry

Began: Jan 22, 2006

The 10 Core Values of Johnson Ferry

First Ladies of the Faith

Began: Nov 27, 2005

Learning from Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Mary.

Kings of Old -- Mirrors of Our Lives

Began: Oct 16, 2005

Life lessons from five Old Testament kings.

Jesus' Teaching on Things to Come

Began: Aug 21, 2005

Jesus' teaching on His coming again from Mark 13.

Family Matters

Began: May 08, 2005

All through the Bible, Scripture refers to the importance of family: the family of God, the family of believers in corporate worship, and one of the most important, the family that exists right here on earth. This group of sermons covers most of the major situations that are encountered by today’s families – from marriage to children, from husbands and wives to finances, and God’s role in each of those areas. It is truly a series from which we can all benefit.

Reflecting on Jesus Before the Start of the Church

Began: Mar 06, 2005

A study of Acts 1, after Jesus' resurrection and before the start of the church.

Hostility Toward Christianity

Began: Jan 16, 2005

Hostility toward Christianity: Over origins, false preachers, secularism, materialism, persecution, sex and sensuality.

Animal Kingdom

Began: Nov 21, 2004

Animals in the Bible; creation, hunting, conservation, vegetarianism, "Do pets go to heaven?" and more.

Discovering Your Life Purpose

Began: Sep 12, 2004

How to discover your life purpose; based on key themes of Rick Warren's A Purpose Driven Life.

Don't Waste Your Life

Began: Aug 22, 2004

A study on Psalm 139, reasons for living: pleasing God through service, discipleship, and worship.

The War You Cannot See

Began: May 16, 2004

Spiritual warfare: Origins, demon possession and other problems, our defense and victory.

Three Emotions That Will Kill You

Began: Apr 18, 2004

Anger, fear and worry - three emotions that kill.

Three Marys Jesus Loved

Began: Mar 28, 2004

A study of three Marys: Jesus' mother, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene.

God's Passion in Bringing Good Out of Suffering

Began: Mar 07, 2004

How God turned Joseph's setbacks into comebacks.

Overcoming Family Rejection - Joseph

Began: Jan 18, 2004

Insights on the O.T.'s Joseph, his struggles with parental favoritism, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.

Questions People Ask

Began: Oct 26, 2003

Bryant answers common questions on faith and contemporary issues.

The Life of Peter - Greatness in Christ

Began: Aug 10, 2003

A study of the life of Peter, his development and relationship with Jesus.

Supremacy of Christ

Began: May 11, 2003

A study in the book of Colossians on the Spirit-filled life, legalism, and parent/child relationships.

Jesus - Man on a Mission

Began: Apr 06, 2003

An Easter series: What Jesus came to do.

Biblical Insights on War

Began: Mar 16, 2003

Biblical insights on the Iraq war and facing any war with security and hope.

Successful Money Management

Began: Jan 19, 2003

These are money management guidelines about budgeting, investing, giving, greed, and debt.

Biblical Insights on the Middle East Conflict

Began: Nov 24, 2002

This is an examination of the Middle East conflict, its origins, motives, and ultimate peace.

Sex and Other Tough Issues for the Church Today

Began: Sep 08, 2002

A discussion of tough issues -- sex, love, marriage, divorce and singleness from 1 Cor. 5:7

The Heart of God

Began: Aug 11, 2002

Insight on God's heart, His desire to have each of us know Him through Christ.

Beginning Days of the Journey of Faith

Began: May 19, 2002

This series traces the journey of faith of the people of Israel in the book of Exodus.

Biblical Insight on Death and Afterlife

Began: Apr 07, 2002

How to be sure of victory over death and from 1 Cor. 15, what to expect after death.

Jesus' Teaching on Marriage and Divorce

Began: Jan 20, 2002

Jesus' teachings on choosing the right mate and loving your mates versus trading them in.

The Doctor Reflects on Christmas

Began: Nov 25, 2001

The Christmas story as told in Luke 1 and 2.

Solomon - A Man of Wisdom

Began: Sep 30, 2001

A study of the life of Solomon with a focus on leadership, wisdom and success.

Back to Basics-Part II: The Great Commandment on Church Membership Expectations

Began: Aug 05, 2001

The Great Commandment: loving God through loving others, worship, and stewardship.

A Biblical Romance of Redeeming Love

Began: Jun 03, 2001

A sacred romance and God's redeeming love. A study of the book of Ruth.

Objections to Christianity

Began: Apr 22, 2001

This series explores the most common objections to Christianity.

Understanding Who God Is

Began: Mar 11, 2001

Understanding God's the "I Am" sayings of Jesus to better understand Him

Getting Back to Basics in 2001

Began: Jan 07, 2001

The basics in victorious living, evangelism, giving, spiritual gifts, guidance, and witnessing

The Gifts of Christmas

Began: Dec 03, 2000

The meaning of the wise mens' gifts to Jesus

Relationships Outside the Family

Began: Oct 22, 2000

A study of relationships inside and out of the church, including work and government arenas

How to Have Healthy Family Relationships

Began: Aug 13, 2000

This series on the family explores marriage and parenting issues, as well as aging.

The Book on the Joy of Can-do Living

Began: Apr 30, 2000

Philippians: a book of joy and strength

Heading Toward Easter

Began: Apr 02, 2000

The meaning of Easter

Beginnings

Began: Jan 30, 2000

God's creation of the world, the first marriage, man's fall, Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel