Sermons tagged with ‘Jesus’

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Faithful Consumerism

Consumerism is not the rejection of spirituality for materialism. For many people, consumerism is a type of spirituality – if offers purpose, meaning, and identity.

JESUS: The Body

Into a world that keep trying to escape the frailty of the human body, God chooses to send Jesus in the form of the human body. As such an incarnate being, Jesus becomes the model for the church.

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?

JESUS: The Home Wrecker

The new testament makes it clear, Jesus really is a home wrecker. But perhaps not in the way we’d imagine.

JESUS: The Party Person

If Jesus is the example for faithful living, we shouldn’t look past his regular practice of gathering with others around the dinner table. Perhaps faithful living means partying more.

JESUS: Vagabond

The gospels differ on aspects of Jesus’ life, but they all speak of Jesus in his adult life as a wandering vagabond. And that vagabond is who God declares is the true witness of faithfulness.

JESUS: Rock, Peter, Scissors

Too often we play a guessing game with Christ’s identity, in which we force our perceptions and our desires of a Messiah upon Christ. But Christ didn’t come just for you, Christ came for all people, so stop claiming an infallible opinion of the Messiah, or you’ll be rebuked, just like Peter.

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.

Upward and Onward

The disciples are given a purpose, they are given a mission, but Christ tells them to wait, for they do not yet have the power from on high. Sometimes waiting is a necessary thing.

Irrational Gospel: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Can we stop saying, “God helps those who help themselves”? At surface level it’s not sufficient, and at the theological core it’s a lie. God is in the business of, and calls us to join in, helping those who cannot help themselves.