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April 22, 2018 @ 6:54 pm

Being Church: What happend to the church (and the world)?

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In this sermon I follow the lead of the tribe of Issachar, which Chronicles tells us "understood the times and knew what Israel should do." Here, I analyze how our world has changed and how we can understand our times. In particular, I talk about how we now live in a post-Christendom and postmodern world in the West. Net week, I will talk more about how we can respond.

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April 3, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

April Fools or Jesus Rules

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This was an interesting Sunday. It was Easter, but it was also April Fools Day. I had a little fun with it.

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March 26, 2018 @ 11:41 pm

Why Palm Sunday?

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I have a confession to make. I have never really understood why Palm Sunday is such a big deal. At least, until this year. And this sermon is the result of that study.

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March 19, 2018 @ 10:58 pm

Redeeming Ruth: Chapter 4 and Conclusion

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In this sermon, I finish the story of Ruth. I look at how Boaz remains a man of honor in the way he works toward marrying Ruth, how Ruth ends up being the great grandmother of King David, how the Book of Ruth shows the love of Jesus, and what the book teaches us about faith.

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March 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am

Redeeming Ruth: Chapter 3

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Here we go into chapter 3. We have to do a lot of background work to understand what is going on, but with the idea of redeeming and the idea of winnowing. Also, is this some kind of illicit midnight rendezvous?

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February 26, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

Redeeming Ruth: Chapter 2

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This sermon continues with the story of Ruth. Here, she goes out to gleen and meets and man named Boaz. She and Naomi are blessed by him, and the question of God's goodness and kindness start to be answered.

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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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