Category: Preaching

Preaching

SERMON from 12-16-12: A Response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Psalm 126 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,*
 we were like those who dream. 
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
 and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
 ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ 
3 The Lord has done great things for us,


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Spitballing the Future of the Church: Small and Rural Edition

  On The Verge: A Look Into The Apostolic Future of The Church is a book written by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson.  In it, Hirsch posits that the church became the power structure and lost it’s status as a vital movement.  Essentially, the church becoming the power structure – at about the time Constantine

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SERMON from 4-15-12: I AM The Way, and The Truth and The Life

John 14.1-14   1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a

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SERMON from 4-1-12: “Jesus’ Final Week: Good Friday”

John 19.20-30 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said,

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SERMON from 2-26-12–Jesus’ Final Week: The Return of the King

Matthew 24.24-36 (NRSV) 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 Take note, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look! He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look!

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10 Things MLK Said That You Won’t Hear Today

This has been noted by plenty of Twitter users today.  I am sure that many of my Facebook friends and Twitter followers may not have seen or heard it.  So, here it is:

SERMON from 11-27-11: “The REAL Real Christmas: What’s That?”

 John 3.16 16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.   Revelation 3.20 20 Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in

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Conversations with Cleverbot: Why Did Jesus Teach in Parables?

The return of Conversations With Cleverbot! This week, Cleverbot refuses to answer questions about Jesus’ preferred teaching style. User: Why did Jesus teach in parables? Cleverbot: I don’t believe in Jesus, I’m jewish. User: Well, historians believe he existed. Cleverbot: But you don’t believe in him? User: Yes, I do. You don’t have to believe

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SERMON from 9-18-11: “He Will Gladly Meet You Half-Way” B2CS Sermon

Luke 15.18-23 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands. 20 So he set off and went to his

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SERMON from 9-11-11: “10 Years & 77 Times”

Matthew 18:21-35: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times? 22 Jesus said to him, Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared

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