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The Total Jesus

The Total Jesus

February 16, 2021

Sermon on Mark 9:2-9, Transfiguration of our Lord 2021 (B), about how His Transfiguration shows His Total Authority, Truth, Purity, and Glory. What glory did this foreshadow? How was the "glory show" transformed after the Transfiguration? 

Utterly Unlike us; Utterly Dependable

Utterly Unlike us; Utterly Dependable

February 9, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 40:21-31, for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany 2020 (B), about the cry of the people to God, that their way is hidden from the Lord, and their right is disregarded by God. God answers by way of four everyday observations about life that connect to how God is different from us and utterly dependable. 

A New Teaching, With Authority!

A New Teaching, With Authority!

February 2, 2021

Sermon on Mark 1:21-28, for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany 2020 (B), about Jesus' authority, and how it is good for our lives when we are on His side. What made the people remark about His authority? How is His authority challenged, and how should we respond? What are examples of His authority in our lives?

Out of the Water

Out of the Water

January 26, 2021

Sermon on Mark 1:14-20, for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, about the call of Jesus' disciples to "come follow me!" and how He called them "out of the water" to become "fishers of men." How are we "caught" by Christ, and what does He catch us for? 

From Invisible to Indispensable

From Invisible to Indispensable

January 19, 2021

Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, for Life Sunday, about how we can unwittingly treat the lives of others around us as "invisible", and how they are really invaluable to the body of Christ. Where does our value come from? Who are the "least of these" who need our special love and protection? What "superpower" is given to members of the body of Christ, that helps respond to the isolation or devaluing of life around us?

Identified with Christ!

Identified with Christ!

January 19, 2021

Sermon on Romans 6:1-11, for the Baptism of our Lord 2020 (B), about how we find the answers to questions of identity in our baptism into Christ Jesus. What do I make of my struggle with sin? How will I walk in faith? Where is our victory? 

Submission to God

Submission to God

January 5, 2021

Sermon on Luke 2:40-52, for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas 2020 (B), about Jesus' submission to His parents after leaving the Temple as a 12 year old. How does this theme of submission trace through Jesus' life, and what does it mean for us? What does it mean for us to submit? 

Ready to Go!

Ready to Go!

December 28, 2020

Sermon on Luke 2:22-40, the 1st Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (B), about how Simeon was "ready to go" after the Lord Jesus came to him and he saw with his own eyes God's salvation. How do we live a life of peace, hope, and readiness? How does Christ come to us today?

Tabernacled Among Us

Tabernacled Among Us

December 28, 2020

Meditation on John 1:14 for Christmas Day, part of our Lessons and Carols Service. Reflecting on the word "dwelt" among us, or "tabernacled" among us. What does it mean that Jesus came in human flesh? 

The Christmas Names of Jesus

The Christmas Names of Jesus

December 28, 2020

Sermon on Isaiah 9:6, about the Christmas Name's of Jesus, for Christmas Eve Candlelight service. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Bonhoeffer Advent Sermon

Bonhoeffer Advent Sermon

December 28, 2020

This Sunday I decided to re-preach a sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the text Revelation 3:20, preached first in 1928, which was shared with me, and I thought was equally relevant for today and spoke about how Advent disciplines us for properly waiting for the arrival of Christ. God bless! 

The Will of God

The Will of God

December 13, 2020

Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, for the 3rd Sunday in Advent 2020 (B), about God's will in your life. How do we have joy and a life of prayer and thankfulness in the midst of life's challenges, that often do not go away? How do we hear the good news? 

Root of Jesse’s Tree

Root of Jesse’s Tree

December 13, 2020

Sermon on Advent Midweek 2, part 2 of the Jesse Tree series, about how Jesus is the Root of Jesse's tree. 

Prepping

Prepping

December 6, 2020

Sermon on Mark 1:1-8, for the 2nd Sunday in Advent 2020 (B), about John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus, and a prophet linking OT and NT. How do we get prepared?

Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree

December 3, 2020

Advent Midweek 1, Sermon series on "Jesse Tree" from CPH, about how Jesus is the promised "seed" that Adam and Eve first were told of after the Fall into sin (Genesis 3:15), and who would be part of the "family tree" that traced down from Adam to Abraham to David (son of Jesse) to Jesus. 

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