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Resurrection Love

Resurrection Love

April 27, 2021

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? 

We Shall be Like Him

We Shall be Like Him

April 20, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 3:1-7, 3rd Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about what it means to be children of God and how we will "be like Him" when "we see Him as He is." 

Raise for Fellowship

Raise for Fellowship

April 13, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 1:1-2:2, 2nd Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how Jesus raises His church up for fellowship or life together. What does fellowship mean? Why does God create it? How do we break or keep that fellowship? 

Just as He told you

Just as He told you

April 13, 2021

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. 

All…!

All…!

April 13, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Good Friday, about Jesus giving "all" for us. 

He Prepares a Table

He Prepares a Table

April 13, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 49:71-3, for Maundy Thursday, about the Good Shepherd's promise that we will neither "hunger nor thirst." 

Blood of the Covenant

Blood of the Covenant

March 30, 2021

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?

One little Word can fell him

One little Word can fell him

March 30, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 49:1-6, for Lent 6 Midweek, about the "sword" in the mouth of the Servant of the Lord. How does Jesus "wield" the Word of God? 

The Road Between

The Road Between

March 23, 2021

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? 

Get Out!

Get Out!

March 23, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 48:17-22 for Lent Midweek 5 about God's call to exiles: "Get Out!" How do we get trapped in sin and death, and how do we make our escape?

Healthy Rhythms

Healthy Rhythms

March 23, 2021

Sermon on John 3:16 for the 4th Sunday in Lent 2021 (B), about the healthy rhythms of hearing and singing familiar words of Scripture, and why we should welcome healthy rhythms as part of our spiritual life and journey. 

Breaking Down the Gates

Breaking Down the Gates

March 11, 2021

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?

Two Mountains

Two Mountains

March 8, 2021

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? 

Marked!

Marked!

March 8, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 44:1-5, for Lent 3 Midweek, part of the series "Singing with the Exiles" by Rev. Reed Lessing. A sermon about how God has marked us as His own. 

Everything to Lose

Everything to Lose

March 2, 2021

Sermon on Mark 8:27-38, for the 2nd Sunday in Lent 2021 (B), about Jesus' prediction of the sufferings of the cross, and His call to discipleship and to take up our crosses and follow Him. 

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