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April 27, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

GETTING THINGS DONE (A theology of productivity)

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I have always, out of necessity, been interested in time management, personal success, and leadership literature.  Much of the best work in this field is not done from a Christian perspective.  I was ecstatic to pick up on a whim the book What's Next by Matt Perlman.  He goes past just the x's and o's of getting things done.  He actually gives a theology of productivity.  Ever since I read it I have been dying to share it in a sermon.

The sermon has three parts.  The first is a Biblical understanding of productivity.  The second part was a number of practical tips for productivity.  Much of this second part comes from the works of Stephen Covey and David Allen.

The third part was an experiment that I did on priorities.  I even had a lab coat and lab goggles for the full effect.  It was a very visual metaphor, but it should come through on the audio.  Essentially, if a jar represents your time then your job is to fill it.  There are little things (sand), medium things (gravel), and important things (larger stones).  If you put the big stones in first then it will fit, but if you let the small things take up space first then the big things will never fit.
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April 23, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

Easter Sermon: An Easter People

In this sermon I talk about the followers of Jesus.  I think that the greatest testimony to the resurrection was and is the changed lives of an Easter people.  Our faith only makes sense and works if the resurrection is true.

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April 23, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

Easter Sunrise Sermon: An Early Morning Surprise

This is my short sermon from my Easter early outdoor service.  I talk about Mary Magdalene and how she shows us the meaning of Easter.

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April 23, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

Maundy Thursday: What is up with the Cup?

This is my sermon from Maundy Thursday.  It does not switch to audio well since I actually invited people forward and flowed right into communion.  Still, I thought it might be helpful and interesting for podcast followers. I explore the idea of the cup that Jesus wants the Father to take from Him and compare it to the cup that Jesus offers His disciples. 

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April 13, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

THE HOLY WEEK OF JESUS

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In this sermon I tell the story of the Holy Week of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the grave.  It is pretty graphic at the crucifixion, but I wanted to spell the week out as it really happened.
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April 13, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

Love Like a Crop Duster

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This is a sermon I did for a community Lenten luncheon on how we love because Christ first loved us.
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April 7, 2014 @ 12:36 am

THE HEALINGS OF JESUS

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When we are hurt or in pain, we can feel desperate and alone.  Jarius feels this, as does the nameless woman that touches Jesus clothes to be healed.  By peering into their sandwiched stories, we can consider what it means for Jesus to heal us, and, perhaps, why Jesus sometimes chooses not to.
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