The sermon explores the true meaning of repentance, which is very different from the one that popular culture and certain expressions of Christianity offer. Plus, my yearly nod to The Princess Bride.
Luke provides us three of Jesus’ seven last words from the cross. Here we look at these three words, and how they open up for us the reality of the reign of Christ. (Note: I expanded the reading by three verses to get the last word in there. Don’t worry — I’m allowed to do that.)
Put your thinking cap on for this one, but let your heart remain open, too. In this sermon, I struggle to speak on something I’m not qualified to talk about.
A sermon about praying always…and about a bigger definition of prayer than we usually acknowledge (plus my yearly dive in the Chronicles of Narnia).
I was astounded when I delved into this story and discovered that the Samaritan man in it is the only person in the Gospel (besides Jesus himself) who says “Thank you.” Turns out, giving thanks is fundamental to our lives.
My sermon from last Sunday sort of took me by surprise. Two events earlier in the week convicted me of the truth that I needed to change my behavior concerning addressing the need around me. This sermon is the beginning of that change.
Have you ever been found before? In this sermon we explore the promise embedded in Jesus’ parable of the Lost Sheep, plus a bonus story from the “Stupid Things Adam Did as a Child” file.
Three stories about Jesus make up this sermon: a story about Jesus Christ yesterday, a story about him today, and a story about him forever. If you’re looking for a Cliff’s Notes for the Gospel, this could be it.
We had several baptisms at church the day I preached this sermon, hence the use of the baptismal covenant. This sermon is about reaching past the thin veneer of peace society promises down deep to the kind of peace Jesus promises.
Aiming at heaven. Desiring God’s kingdom. These are what today’s sermon is about. These and some of the things that divert our aim. Plus, C. S. Lewis quotation!