Sermons tagged with ‘Jesus’

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Broken Reflections: Broken Selves

The brokenness of humanity is often best defined in our claim to be God – to have the perfection and holiness of Christ, and to reserve the right to offer the judgement of God. Yet, we are not God, we are broken images of God’s creation in need of healing and salvation.

Broken Reflections: Broken Relationships

We are so quick to point out the faults in others, especially as it gives us a beneficial leg-up or increase in personal well-being. But Jesus refuses to engage with those who skew the Biblical word for personal gain. On which side of the proverbial line in the sand do you stand?

Broken Reflections: Broken Neighborhood

It’s one thing to know the biblical text. It’s another to be willing to follow it without question. How often do we engage in theological debate simply to avoid share love with those we choose to hate?

How to Experience Authentic Community

Many will claim that spirituality is deeply personal, but the Biblical claim is that faithful spirituality is most authentic when shared in the body of Christ.

What God Really Wants of Us

Commitment isn’t easy. But if we commit ourselves to Christ, He can do miraculous things, and He blesses the world through the committed.

Being Spiritual but not Religious

Even Jesus had a holy discontent for the showy and fake religiosity of the leaders in the Jewish community. Being spiritual but not religious isn’t a rejection of Christ, it’s a faithful dissatisfaction with fake Christian leadership.

Gifting Christmas Presence: Give More

Jesus is God’s material gift to humanity even still today. What if we used this giving model for our giving to others at Christmas?

Gifting Christmas Presence: Worship Fully

In this season of Advent, we may want to question if we have put too much attention toward the temporary and seasonal gifts, bows, trees, parties, and lights. But perhaps getting rid of them is not the most faithful way.

Saying the Jesus Prayer

Saying the Jesus Prayer is not about your personal relationship with Christ. It’s about your becoming part of the Body of Christ.

From Exchange to Eucharist

Christ invites us to change our model of living from an exchange model, based on a mentality of scarcity, to a Eucharistic model, that says as a member of the body of Christ I will give freely as I have gifts and receive freely as I have needs.