Sermons from March 2024

Sermons from March 2024

March 31: His Death Certificate is Our Birth Certificate

  March 31 – Easter Sunday Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 It’s often been said that the Kingdom of God has a way of turning this world on its head; or turning it upside-down. What seems right and appropriate by normal standards is, in the eyes of God, found to be lacking if not outright wrong. What the world deems forward-facing is considered backward by Kingdom standards. The word used in the Bible most often used to depict this paradox is “foolishness.”…

March 24: Blessed is the One

  March 24 – Palm/Passion Sunday Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (this sermon) Scriptures: John 12:12-16; Mark 15:1-5, 25-39 Today is a day of contradictions. Not unlike the occasional Sunday when we mourn the death of a beloved church member and also celebrate the birth of a baby. Or a funeral,…

March 17: Whoever Serves

  March 17 – 5th Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves (this sermon) #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: John 12:20-33 I was talking with a young couple this week who got engaged at a Franky Avalon concert. But not just at the concert, it happened onstage during the concert. And Franky…

March 3: I Will Raise it Up

  March 3 – 3rd Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up (this sermon) #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: John 2:13-22 When Moses was around 40 years old, he was shepherding his father-in-law’s flock one day when he saw something peculiar in the distance. It appeared to be a bush that had…