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Sun, Dec 31, 2017
Passage: Titus 3:1-15
Series: New Years
Duration: 24 mins 46 secs
Well I have heard everything from a bit of snow to the sky is falling in predictions for this weekend, so, should we meet on Sunday, we will be wrapping up the year with your prayer and praise requests. For my last sermon of 2017 I am planning on sharing some thoughts on kindness. The kindness of God in Christ and the kindness we as Christians should be known for. Nothing new, some review, but still I hope a gentle reminder we all could use.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017
Series: Advent
Duration: 24 mins 42 secs
Well here it is! The 4th Sunday of Advent is Christmas Eve this year. So we will be gathering for worship together both morning and evening. Our regular Lord's Day morning service where we'll contemplate both the first and the second Advent by thinking about Philippians 2 where that's pretty much what Paul does. In the evening we will sing the great Christmas hymns, light the candles, and think about the Incarnation. What it is, why it is important, and how we are to continue the work Jesus started until he comes again.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Series: Advent
Duration: 21 mins 12 secs
I know I said we wouldn't but I can't seem to find a way this week not to speak a bit about suffering, but also about hope. You might think oh more of the same but I'm not sure we ever stop suffering in this life or ever have enough hope. Advent is not simply about waiting but about longing and hoping.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Series: Advent
Duration: 18 mins 37 secs
Probably like you I sometimes get songs stuck in my head. Sometimes it's not a song but merely a phrase or a line. Sometimes that's not so good, for example too often Craig Finn's "Lord I'm discouraged" or "Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine" from the same song. Other times it's good, like early this week when I couldn't shake "Tidings of comfort and joy". So for the second Lord's Day of Advent we will focus on comfort; who needs it, who gets it, who gives it, and where it comes from. More properly who it comes from. The phrase is from a Christmas hymn after all and we are trying, really trying, to keep our focus on Jesus. The season can be so distracting don't we really, really need worship?
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Series: Advent
Duration: 19 mins 53 secs
The first Sunday of Advent for 2017. Advent is typically described as a season of waiting and preparing for Christmas, the real Christmas, as in the celebration of the birth of Christ, not Santa, and Frosty, and the Peanuts gang. For our Advent we are going to touch on variations on the theme of "what are we waiting for?". For the first week we will look briefly again at this troubled world, try to make sense of a frequently misunderstood and misused Bible verse, and then see how Jesus is the answer we are looking for.
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Series: Thanksgiving
Duration: 19 mins 39 secs
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Series: 2 Samuel
Duration: 27 mins 25 secs
Well things should be back to normal this week. We continue following David in a chapter that doesn't have a lot directly about David in it. Interesting thing is that it doesn't seem to have a lot about God in it either. Except the author says it does. We'll be trying to figure that one out. Expect more comfort than conclusions though. Also a great week to pray together about Thanksgiving and the holiday season in general. Lots to be thankful for and yet some families precious to us will have empty seats and sad hearts this year. How we need to love and pray for one another!
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Series: 2 Samuel
Duration: 28 mins 20 secs
This week we continue to follow David out of Jerusalem. Last week he met friends and showed faith in dealing with them. This week he meets enemies and shows faith in dealing with them. A lot to learn. For me anyway, hope for you too.
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
Series: 2 Samuel
Duration: 24 mins 2 secs
Well we are now getting back to the story of David already in progress. This week we see Absalom attempting, with some success, to steal the kingdom from his father and David retreating. We meet a couple of interesting characters along the way and also seem to finally get back to a more recognizable David, the man of faith. Something to learn from him when he appears down but not out.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Passage: Romans 1:1-17
Series: Reformation
Duration: 27 mins 3 secs
So this is it. Reformation Sunday. The 500th anniversary. Not to worry should you miss it. Next really big one in another 500 years should our Lord tarry. My plan is to sort of locate the Reformed. That is, show the careful balance between rejecting the false doctrines and practices of Rome without running to the extremes of what was called "the Radical Reformation". Then to look at the continuing need of balance between the draw of legalism and the appeal of various forms of self-worship and antinomianism. Then finish with some thoughts on being reformed in our crazy culture.
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