Personal Responsibility and God’s Justice

September 29, 2014

Sermon on Ezekiel 18:1-32, for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, about our tendency to "play the victim" and our personal responsibility for sin. How God demonstrates His justice and character toward sinners.


God’s Generosity

September 22, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16, for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Children's Sunday, about the parable of the workers in the vineyard and the master's unusual generosity. What does this parable teach us about God and His ways, and how we respond to them?


Living in Light of Christ’s Eternal Rule, Part 13

September 15, 2014

The 13th and final sermon in a series on Romans 6-14, entitled, "God's Greater Story." A sermon on Romans 13:11-14:12, for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. A sermon about how Christians are tempted to quarrel over opinions or "indifferent things"--things that don't matter for our salvation. Paul shows how we must not judge or despise our brothers, because we live in the light of Christ's Eternal rule and the coming judgment to which we are all accountable. r


Dual Citizenship and Debts of Love, Part 12

September 8, 2014

Part 12 of a 13 part series on the Book of Romans, entitled, "God's Greater Story."

This sermon on Romans 13:1-10, for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, is about the role of a Christian living in the dual citizenship of the nations we belong to on earth, as well as a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. How do we live out our Christian life at the intersection of these two authorities of church and state, that are both under God's authority and power? 

Living in Love, Part 11

September 3, 2014

Sermon on Romans 12:9-21, for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, about the shape and dimensions of the Christian life, as Christ will lead us to as we follow Him and He lives in us. How do we respond to the hatred of enemies? How does love overcome evil?