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.)
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!
A sermon reconstruction from this Sunday. I didn’t write it down ahead of time, so here are the thoughts that went into the preaching, not exactly what I said. The gist is this: Each of us is blessed with an abundance of possessions, but abundance becomes a blessing when we pair it with generosity.
My first summer sermon of 2013 — a bit shorter than normal because the church is so very hot, which makes the average attention span even smaller. This sermon is about the best way to approach the epic quest of our spiritual lives.
My sermon for Sunday, June 23, 2013. It’s about demons — sort of. It’s really about living as our best selves. Give it a listen.
This June is the 5th anniversary of Wherethewind.com, and we are celebrating by looking back at some of the best of the last five years of this website. Today we have the the second of the four video Bible studies I shot in my house in West Virginia before I moved to Massachusetts. (Originally posted October 22, 2009)