Sermons tagged with ‘Christ’

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Children of God

Beloved, we are children of God. Let us claim the identity we have been given, and faithfully commit to follow in the footsteps of the saints who have shown us the way to live as God’s beloved.

JESUS: The Savior

There is a Savior, and we are not him, so how do we live into the call to follow in the footsteps of Christ, in his role as Savior?

One Humanity, Under God

The witness of God’s will in the life of Jesus Christ proves God’s love for all humanity, regardless the color of their skin, their perceived or expressed gender or sexual identity, their faith or lack thereof, their country of origin or their country of citizenship.

Wesley on Romans: The Original, Nature, Properties, and Use of the Law

There is an ancient debate in the religious community that pits the law against God’s grace. Which is more important? Is the law still important given Christ’s sacrifice? John Wesley tackles these hard questions in this sermon.

Wesley on Romans: God’s Love to Fallen Man

We should not blame God for Adam’s sin; instead, we should bless God for using that singular act to lay the framework for the witness of truth and love through the sacrifice of the Son of God.

Wesley on Romans: Justification by Faith

In re-preaching John Wesley’s sermon, one is able to see that becoming justified to God is the foundation of our hope. Truly no person can be at peace or have joy if they are not reconciled to God.

Shall We Dance?

Let’s Face the Music and Dance: The doctrine of the trinity would tell us that God is dancing cheek to cheek to cheek, much like Irving Berlin, Ginger Rogers, and Fred Astaire.

Called out by Christ

Pentecost is Christ’s way of calling us out. It’s Christ’s way of putting us on notice. Leave your shut and locked doors, in which you hide in times of fear and uncertainty, and let the power of the Spirit lead you.

Irrational Gospel: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin is, in short, not only absent from the Biblical word, it’s antithetical to faithful living according to the teachings of Scripture, and it should be expunged from our vocabulary.

Maintaining a Singular Focus on Christ

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What’s your picture of God? Your relationship with God is always mediated by your mental picture of God. So your love and passion for God will never outrun the beauty of your picture of God. The beauty of your transformation will never outrun the beauty of your picture with God.