30
Jan
2017

True Sense of Security

Sermon on Matthew 8:23-27, for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany (1 year lectionary), about Jesus' calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee. What do we learn from the disciples' fear and cry for help, and Jesus' response? Does God promise us resccue from every dangerous or evil event? What does the lesson teach us about where to find our security? What are the promises that define that security in Jesus?

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23
Jan
2017

Here We Stand

Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-18, for Life Sunday, about the spiritual battle and taking up the full armor of God to defend life. What is our identity in Christ? What does "the thief" come to do? John 10:10. How do we know the devil has no claim on us? Who does instead, and what does that mean for how we live our life? What equipment do we have for the spiritual battle?

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18
Jan
2017

Favor in God’s Sight

Sermon on Exodus 33:12-23, for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, about how Moses intercedes for Israel, after the Golden Calf incident, that God would still send His presence with them as they went to the Promised Land. How did Moses appeal for assurances of God's favor? What did Moses pray for God to give him? What request of Moses showed special boldness, but was a request that God could only partially grant? Why was that, and what did Moses see? What do we learn from all this, and our relationship toward God, and finding favor in His eyes?

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