Sermon The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

*Please note this is a Matins service. Andrew & Elizabeth, who record and post the services, are on vacation. In their absence, here is the Trinity Sunday service from 2020.* Trinity Sunday is when we confess a mystery. Not a mystery in the sense of “whodunnit”. Rather, a mystery that the human mind is unable …

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Sermon Abide in My Love

Abide in My Love

God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards and co-opted by organizations with their own agendas. But God truly is love. The natural world world wants to see God as rules, judgement and punishment. But …

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Sermon Jesus, Our Propitiation

Jesus, Our Propitiation

Propitiation isn’t commonly used in today’s dialogue but it has a beautiful and powerful meaning. We hear in today’s sermon how the word propitiation, in ancient Greek, meant a “sin offering” to appease the wrath of God. And there is no greater appeasement than that of Christ’s suffering and death for our sins. Christ quite …

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Sermon The Temptation of Christ

The Temptation of Christ

Most of us are very familiar with the story of Satan tempting Jesus in the desert. But have you wondered why Satan chose those particular three temptations? Compare them to Adam’s temptations, where he was tempted with the knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge that he believed would make him be like God. However, the …

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Sermon Jesus, the Anointed One (Sermon from 2010)

Jesus, the Anointed One (Sermon from 2010)

Due to inclement weather, no church will be held on Sunday, February 14th. However, we are sharing a sermon from 2010 and invite you to listen above. We pray you stay safe and warm! The sermon is based on Luke 4, 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was …

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Sermon Jesus’ baptism, Our baptism

Jesus’ baptism, Our baptism

“Who is this Jesus?” Even in the first century, anyone who didn’t know that Jesus was the Christ simply wasn’t paying attention. God had been telling how He would come and who He would be with prophet after prophet. John the Baptist was the last of these. John’s birth was a miracle. John’s naming was …

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Sermon Where is Jesus?

Where is Jesus?

In this familiar story, we hear about Mary and Joseph spending three days looking for Jesus only to find him in the temple. We might be tempted to say, well, of course he was there, like Jesus says to them. But how often do we look for Jesus in the wrong place? Our human nature …

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Sermon The Resurrection of the Dead

The Resurrection of the Dead

The wages of sin is death.  We know this, but we too easily think of death as an unstoppable natural power.  Instead, by faith, we should see death as the consequence of our sins and a tool that Christ used to redeem us to the Father.  With His own death and resurrection He demonstrates that …

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Sermon He Makes the Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak

He Makes the Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak

Christ’s work on earth was, simply put, amazing. Yes, he miraculously healed physical afflictions but more so, he brought about spiritual miracles. He showed first-hand how God’s love is for everyone – Jew and Gentiles. He fulfilled a 700 year old prophecy (today’s OT reading, Isaiah 29:18). And as Mark wrote in chapter 7, “He …

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Sermon I am the Bread of Life (Sermon from 2009)

I am the Bread of Life (Sermon from 2009)

“I am the bread of life”. Jesus is challenged by a crowd as he preaches and relates to Old Testament teachings. He mentions Moses and that the Father sent bread from heaven, not Moses. Then Jesus shares that he is the bread of life. Note the tense Jesus uses not the past or future tense …

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