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February 19, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

Redeeming Ruth: Chapter 1

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This begins my Lent sermon series on the Book of Ruth. This sermon paints the context and starts the story of Naomi's return to Bethlehem with her Moabite daughter-in-law Ruth.

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February 12, 2018 @ 12:27 pm

Ministers of Reconciliation

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In this sermon, I take a look at the four relationships that we are created in and how the fall breaks them on. I then look at how Jesus heals all four relationships and calls us to be ministers of reconciliation.

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February 5, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

God Brought the Growth

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In this sermon I take a look at 1 Corinthians 3:1-15 and the way Paul talks about Christian maturity. We need to move past being a fleshy or carnal Christian and learn to live both trusting God to bring growth while also being faithful to what God calls us to do.

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January 30, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

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Here I take a look at the process that people (and churches) go through as the mercies of God transform us into something new and how part of that process involves us renewing our mind.

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January 23, 2018 @ 9:47 pm

I am the Vine

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In this sermon, based on John 15:1-11, takes a look at the image of the vine and the branches. I then apply these ideas to the practice of discernment. Finally, I share my journey of discernment which led me to Northminster Church.

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January 14, 2018 @ 8:25 pm

The Parable of the Prodigal God

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Why is the parable of the prodiagal son a bad name for the parable? How does the audience of the parable help interpret the parable? Why are there details like pigs, a fatted calf, a cloak, and the sound of dancing? In this sermon, I take a look at this familiar parable that we are not so familiar with.

I am indebted to Timothy Keller, Matt Chandler, and Kenneth Bailey for helping me rethink this parable every time I study it and preach it again.

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January 14, 2018 @ 8:16 pm

Epiphanies about Epiphany 2018

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In this, my first sermon at Northminster Presbyterian Church, I take a look at the story of the Wise Men--who were they and what do their gifts mean?

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January 7, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

Change, Adaptability, and Goodbyes

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This was a difficult and bittersweet Sunday, as I said goodbye to Westminster Church. I talked to them about how we all struggle with change, but how important it is that we learn to trust God and remain faithful in the process.

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January 7, 2018 @ 10:43 pm

What Child IS This?

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This is my Christmas Eve sermon where I look at who this Christ-child is thorugh the way Matthew connects the birth of Jesus to Moses.

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January 7, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

Luke’s Nativity Story

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I take a look at Luke's version of the Nativity story. Why does he include what he does and write the story the way that he does?

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December 19, 2017 @ 10:33 pm

Matthew’s Nativity Story

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In this Advent sermon, I walk through Matthew's story of Jesus' birth and why he tells the story the way he does. We are so used to hearing a story as one story and in quick and edited form that we are unfamiliar with the way Matthew and Luke each tell their own version of the story.

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December 12, 2017 @ 9:59 pm

The Meaning of Advent (and Christmas Jeopardy)

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In this sermon I am a little more playful than usual. I start out talking about the meaning of Advent and our need to have the prophets and Mary teach us to wait for and long for Christ. I then shift gears and look at how our tendency to rush through Christmas is evident in how much we don't know about the Christmas story. My challenge, to my congregation and to you, is to slow down and be intentional about experiencing Christmas.

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