October 31, 2020

Sermon: A Basic Conversation about Faith

By Chaplain Mike

Below, you can listen to Chaplain Mike’s sermon on John 1:35-42, preached at a local Presbyterian church on Sunday, Jan. 16.

John 1:35-42 (NASB)
Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).


  1. Look forward to listing. Is this potentially the first installment of the new, resurrected Imonk podcast?

  2. Well Mike, you managed to get me to do something I haven’t done in 2+ years as a self-induced exile from Sunday event attendance: listen to a sermon. Simplicity at its best. Well spoken.

    • I’m honored, Ed. Thanks for the kind words. I hope mine encouraged you.

      • Very good message CM. I love to hear the exposition of the Word done clearly, concise and brief. My hope is that you will brace yourself for what my Packers will do to your team and that it will go well for you and the Bears in the year ahead, perhaps a need to go “back to the basics”. 🙂

  3. Nice sermon, Chaplain Mike, congratulations.

    A minor tweak that you might consider if you ever preach it elsewhere is to acknowledge at least some of the reasons you mention for being at church as valid. From the recorded version it seems that someone might get the impression that none of them are, which I don’t think is what you actually meant (or is it?).

    Nevertheless, it’s a refreshing message, thanks for posting it.

  4. Richard Gay says

    Michael, Thank you for this message. I appreciated your clarity, your passion, and your pointing us to Christ. Thank you my friend, for once again putting our eyes on Jesus!

  5. Isaac (the poster formerly known as Obed) says

    Good sermon, Chap! I look forward to more in the future 🙂