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Sermons on John

September 20, 2020 Sermon – Pursuing Change for Christ: Love

All this stuff, it sounds like it fits together pretty well.  But I wonder, does it sound like it’s consistent with the efforts being undertaken right now across our nation to pursue change?  If not, I would suggest there are far too many people pursuing change for something other than Christ, too many people pursuing change out of something other than love, too many people pursuing change that will result only in the continued in-breaking of the kingdom of people instead of the in-breaking of the kingdom of God.

August 9, 2020 Sermon – “Living in the Past, Present, and Future: The Future”

My friends, if we get this living out of our knowledge of God’s future plan thing right, we should never, NEVER miss the beauty and wonder of what’s in front of us in the present moment. Through Christ, God has freed us to cease our worrying, let go of our fears, ENJOY God’s creation, and truly live. With the knowledge that our future is secure, it’s time to stop worrying about the future and start enjoying the present.

May 17, 2020 Sermon “From 11 Frightened Disciples: Jesus Gave Some Marching Orders”

I wonder, to others on this earth, even to aliens (if they were to visit), do we Christians stand out as SENT by the almighty God, Creator of all things?  Or do we just look like a slightly different version of everyone else? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time we get back to living as different, as SENT…by Jesus, by God.

March 29, 2020 Sermon – Journey to the Cross: Sacrifice

My friends, Jesus told us to “do this in remembrance of” him.  Jesus told us to live differently from everyone else, to live differently than we already live, to live differently than we are inclined to live…all in remembrance of him.  Each time you make a decision to live differently in this way, do so with Jesus at the forefront of your mind. Do so knowing that God is making a difference through you. Do so in remembrance of Jesus.

What Love Has To Say About Partisan Politics

My friends, with regard to politics, haven’t we been doing what Jesus warned us against for too long?  Haven’t we been loving only those who agree with us and not our metaphorical enemies, meaning those on the other side of the aisle?  Isn’t it time for us to follow the example of God’s love, God’s preference even for sinners, so that we might show the world a better way?