The Joshua Victor Theory
We can be born again!

We can be born again!

May 30, 2018

Sermon on John 3:1-16, for Trinity Sunday (1 Yr lectionary), about Nicodemus' secret visit to Jesus to ask questions about discipleship. What does it mean to "be born again" or "born from above" or "born of water and the Spirit"? How is the mystery of the Trinity revealed to us in the actions of the three persons of the Trinity in our salvation? What are temptations to hide our discipleship, and what does Christ call us to instead? How do we see or understand the work of the Spirit and the kingdom of God?

He Brings Peace to His Home

He Brings Peace to His Home

May 21, 2018

Sermon on John 14:23-31, for Pentecost Sunday (1 Yr Lectionary), about Jesus' teaching to His disciples just prior to His death. Why do loving God and keeping Jesus' Word go hand in hand? Why does a person not really know the truth unless they first love it? What does it mean that God wants to make His home with us, and what does Christ bring to that home? What peace mission was Jesus sent on, and how is His peace different from that of the world? 

How Wide is the Love of Christ

How Wide is the Love of Christ

May 7, 2018

Sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-6, for the 6th Sunday of Easter, on how and why the church prays, and what it teaches us about the wideness of Christ's love. How does that knowledge shape our hearts, eyes, prayers, and actions? How does Jesus reorient our identity away from the things that artificially divide us, and create a new unity among us? What is a ransom, and how has Christ paid a ransom for us?