Sermon on 1 John 3:16-24, for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about what it looks like to live with "Resurrection Love." What creates and fuels it? Where is the battleground in the contest between God's truth and worldliness, and how does this relate to how we live out resurrection love?
Sermon on Mark 16:1-8, for the Resurrection of our Lord, Easter 2021 (B), about Jesus' reliable word and how the angel's word exposed the fear and distrust of the disciples, and God's heart to provide "spiritual repair" to those who had not believed.
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?