Sermons on The Kingdom of God
A Sermon for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 on Matthew 21:1-11 Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of two of Jesus’ disciples: let’s call them James and John. Let me tell you about your experience. In the years that you’ve followed Jesus, you’ve been amazed by Jesus’ compassion. He would see people that the society considered untouchable– people…
What is a Christian? (Part 1)
A Sermon for January 29, 2017 on Matthew 5:1-12 What does being a Christian look like? As I thought about this question this week in light of the scripture, I ran across something that John Stott, a recently-departed evangelical anglican said: No comment could be more hurtful to the Christian than the words, ‘But you are no different from anybody else.’ For the essential…
It’s a God Thing
Do you ever find yourself asking questions like John? Are you in a place in life where the kingdom is hard to see?
Awakened and Dressed
A Sermon on for November 27, 2016 on Matthew 24:36-44 and Romans 13:11-14
The Kingdom and The Cross
I imagine you didn’t come to church today expecting to hear about Good Friday. No it’s not the Friday before Easter. It’s just the last day of the year. So next week– happy new year! No, no, I’m not confused. Odd, certainly, but not confused. I know it’s not mid April or the end of December. I’m talking about the end of the Christian year. Today is the the last…
The Cost of Discipleship
Jesus’ mission to bring and embody the reign of God on earth means living out God’s will with complete self-giving abandon. You cannot have the kingdom without the cross.
A sermon on Luke 13:10-17 (and Jeremiah 1:4-10). What do we have to offer those who are doubled over? Not just a word of hope, but enacted hope.
The Kingdom of God is NEAR: So Disciples are Engaged
A sermon on Luke 10:38-42. Martha was overwhelmed. But Mary sat at the feet of Jesus. Can you relate to Martha? Have you ever been overwhelmed? Maybe a better way to ask it is this: From how many directions are you being overwhelmed right now?
The Kingdom of God is NEAR
A sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Jesus said that proclaiming the good news of God’s kingdom was the reason for which he was sent (Luke 4:43). And if it’s at the core of Jesus’ mission, and it’s at the core of the mission that he gives to the 12 and then to the 70, I think you’ll agree that it’s worth spending some time on.