Easter Sunday 2014 1 Corinthians 15:1-22

  Today we celebrate the consummation of the central event in the church throughout time. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Think with me for a minute about the saddest moments of your life. What were they? Well, if you are like me, it was probably the death of a loved one. The hurt and pain of an offense, or a disappointment in life can be replaced by something else, but there is something final about death that makes is so excruciating. When I have done funerals, the thing that I say is this, there is no greater evidence that our … Continue reading Easter Sunday 2014 1 Corinthians 15:1-22

Palm Sunday 2014 Luke 19:11-27

  Hosanna means save now! The crowds were shouting that as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Before he entered the city though, he wanted to clarify something for His followers, so he told a parable. Before we read it I want to reiterate something I have said before, and want to say again. I have heard it said, and I agree that at the root of every conflict in your life is unmet expectations…. I would say that most likely, every disappointment, difficulty, and turmoil in your life can be boiled down to some extent to unmet expectations. Have you ever felt … Continue reading Palm Sunday 2014 Luke 19:11-27

Matthew 28:16-20 “Make Disciples”

Matt 28 Go and Make Disciples (Audio File for download) Last week we looked at the resurrection of Jesus, and how he met with some of His disciples and reset their understanding yet again of the Christ… So, do you have a different understanding of the purpose of the Christ? Are you noticing in your own life areas where you are treating Jesus as something he is not? Well, I hope that all of us are seeing areas in our lives where Jesus is reseting our understanding of what Jesus is here to do. Now that we have spent some time … Continue reading Matthew 28:16-20 “Make Disciples”

“He Is Risen!” Easter 2013

Easter 2013 He Is Risen! (audio file) Christ is Risen! What an amazing truth it is that our Savior lives! Leading up to Easter we have been looking at what Jesus has been doing up to his death and resurrection. We have been focussing on his interactions with those closest to Him. We looked at the disciples and how he reset their understanding of the Christ, that He must go to Jerusalem and be killed and on the third day raised from the dead. I cant say enough how important it is for us to see that truth in our own … Continue reading “He Is Risen!” Easter 2013

Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013 (audio file) This week is another example where my notes are fairly minimal, but I filled things out much more in the sermon. So if things seem strange as you read, listen to the audio. It’s palm Sunday! do you know what that means? It means we wave branches of trees around right? We celebrate and sing songs that say words that we don’t understand, like hosanna! Who knows what that means? It means “Save Now” Well we have seen in the past few weeks that jesus in the last week or so of his life is really … Continue reading Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday 2013

Matthew 23 “Jesus and Religious People”

Matthew 23 _Jesus and Religous People (audio File) Last week: Peter confesses Jesus is the Christ. The Revelation, The Reset, The invitation. This week we are looking at something that happened between Palm Sunday and Easter.  What happened when Jesus comes to the Pharisees. Who are the Pharisees?…, Devout, some had memorized the Torah, followed the rules, religious, they were protecting their faith…Basically, when you get down to it, Church Folk they are us. We as Christians see them as the bad guys in scripture, but if you really think about it, they were more like us than some of the other people Jesus … Continue reading Matthew 23 “Jesus and Religious People”