John Luhmann has served as a pastor since 1999 and has been on the staff of Sovereign Hope Church since 2005, where he oversees preaching and teaching. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry. He and his wife Korinda have seven children.
What is the gospel message of Jesus, a word from God or simply another manmade tale? Those who belong to Jesus accept the word of God as the word of God, even in the face of strong opposition.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
What matters is not only the gospel we proclaim but the manner in which we share it. This is why we need the gospel to transform our motivations and empower our love.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The gospel comes to us and decisively changes our lives, and then is to go out from us so that more people can hear the good news of Jesus.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
The gospel begins with God's work of choosing his people and changing them. When we see this lived out in people's live, we should give God thanks for what he has done.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
Sanctification, or growing more like Jesus, is God's plan for his people while we are on earth. This requires hard work on our part, but through the process, God is working for and in and around us.
Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26
God cares deeply not only about whom we worship but how we worship, so we look to his word to guide us in our worship gatherings.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6-16
We need light and hope, but it cannot come from us since we are the darkness. The good news is that this light has come to us when Jesus was born on the earth.
Scripture: John 1:1-18
In the climax of the book of Exodus, we see that God's purpose is to dwell with his people--a reality we experience now in part as we await its greater and eternal fulfillment.
Scripture: Exodus 35-40
Because of God's gracious and loving goodness, we can be a part of his people; but to be a part of his people means that he must be given our wholehearted loyalty.
Scripture: Exodus 34