30
Jun
2014

The Resurrecting Christ, Part 2

A sermon on Romans 7:1-13 for the 2nd Sunday of Pentecost, about how the power of the Risen Christ still changes lives, and in particular what it means to live under grace, and not under the law. What is the relationship of the new life of the Christian to God's good and holy commandment? 

Note: The following sermon is part 2 of  a 13 part series on Romans 6-14, adapted from the Series "God's Greater Story" by Rev. David Schmitt of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 

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23
Jun
2014

Baptized into God’s Greater Story, Part 1

Sermon on Romans 6:1-23, for the 2nd Sunday of Pentecost, about how baptism draws us into God's salvation story. Adapated from part 1 of a series entitled "God's Greater Story", by Rev. David Schmitt, of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 

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16
Jun
2014

It was very good

Sermon on Genesis 1:1-2:4, for Trinity Sunday, about the Creation of the Universe and what was very good about it, especially focusing on what was good about our relationship as creature to our Creator. A contrast to what went wrong, and how God went about restoring creation to what is and will be good again.

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9
Jun
2014

The Spirit’s Harvest

Sermon on Acts 2:1-21 for the Festival of Pentecost, on the theme of harvest. How Pentecost is a harvest, and the harvest language of the prophet Joel and Jesus, and how it relates to judgment and salvation. 

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2
Jun
2014

The Christian on Trial

Sermon on 1 Peter 4:12-19 & 5:6-11 about how the Christian is on trial together with Christ, in the eyes of the world, and what is our hope in judgment and our strength to carry forward. How God is merciful to us when we've endured suffering. 

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