Sermons (Page 3)

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Below are links to individual sermons beginning with the most recent. Previous sermons and various messages (eg. Ash Wednesday video meditation) can be found on the Previous Sermon, Series, and Messages page, where they’re listed by series.

April 16: Our Holy Protector

  2nd Sunday of Easter: Our Holy Protector Scriptures: John 20:19-31; Acts 2:14, 22-32, 37-40; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Growing up, I remember hearing about the time my grandpa was flying across the country, and midway through his first leg of the journey, for reasons we’ll never know, he decided to take a different connecting flight than the one for which he was booked. Imagine his utter shock when later that day he learned that the plane he was originally supposed…

April 9 (Easter): You Will See Him

  Easter Sunday: You Will See Him Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 Today, we join countless Christians around the world to celebrate what is for us a clear and glorious reality: the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The stone cave in which Jesus was entombed was as restrictive to his resurrected body as a spring morning fog is to our bodies. Today, we see and believe this wonderful truth. For us, Easter is a high and holy day because…

April 2: It Is Finished

  Palm/Passion Sunday: It Is Finished (6/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: It Is Finished Scriptures: Luke 23:44-46; John 19:28-30 Jesus was not a victim. Nothing about the passion of Jesus Christ indicates that his life should have ended any differently than it did. Was…

March 26: I Am Thirsty

  5th Sunday of Lent: I Am Thirsty (5/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #6: It Is Finished Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-3a; John 19:28-29 My guess is that many of you parents of adult children have an experience similar to my parents, which is that they absolutely…

March 19: Woman, Here Is Your Son

  4th Sunday of Lent: Woman, Here Is Your Son (4/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished Scripture: John 19:23-27 Did any of you grow up in a family in which there was a reputation that was expected to be upheld either by behaving in…

March 12: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

  Scriptures: Psalm 22 and Mark 15:22-37 3rd Sunday of Lent: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? (3/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished I know I’ve shared with you before about the time I was so angry with God that I literally shook my fist…

March 5: Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

  Scripture: Luke 23:35-43 2nd Sunday of Lent: Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise (2/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished How can you know for sure that something is true, especially if it has the appearance of not being true? I once read about a…

Feb 26: Father, Forgive Them

  Scripture: Luke 23:32-34 First Sunday of Lent: Father, Forgive Them (1/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #2: Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished We’ve all seen movies which include a scene of a dying person whispering their final words to whomever is with them. They’re intended to moments…

Feb 19: The Supremacy of Christ

  Scriptures: Matthew 17:1-9 and Romans 5:12-19 Transfiguration Sunday: The Supremacy of Christ If you’re like most people, you probably found the passage that Deb just read from Romans a bit confusing. Sometimes, the logic Paul uses to argue a point can be hard for our modern ears to comprehend just listening to it. In a few minutes I’ll do my best to unpack it for us, but first I’d for us to come alongside Peter, James, and John as…

Feb 12: A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity

  Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22 & Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity (4/4) Other sermons in this series #1: The Three Committments of a Disciple #2: A Life of Worship & Hopspitality #3: A Life of Opening to Jesus & Obeying Jesus As we bring this particular discipleship sermon series to a close, let me start by asking a question, one which may strike some of you as odd or maybe even irrelevant: Are church…