Sermon on Zechariah 9:11 and Mark 14:24, for Palm Sunday 2021 (B), about the "Blood of the Covenant." What are covenants, and how were they made? What does Jesus mean by using this phrase at His Last Supper? What was His plan and purpose, riding into Jerusalem on the donkey, and the meaning behind Zechariah's prophecy about the blood of the covenant?
Sermon on Mark 10:35-45, 5th Sunday in Lent 2021 (B), about James and John's request seeking glory at Jesus' right and left, and how Jesus refocused their attention on the road between mission and glory, and how it would come with suffering, service, and crosses. How was Jesus' ransom a total new beginning for us?
Sermon on Isaiah 45:1-8, part 4 of the Lent series "Singing with the Exiles", about how we get trapped and imprisoned behind "gates" and how God sends His servants to break us free. How was Cyrus chosen? How was he a little picture of the greater Messiah?
Sermon on Exodus 20:1-17 and Hebrews 12:18-24, for the 3rd Sunday in Lent 2021 (B), about how God encounters His people at two different mountains, Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion, and how they compare and contrast to each other. Who is the mediator at each, and what covenant do they represent? What's the difference?