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Second Advent: Love

Second Advent: Love

December 5, 2022

Today we read Zephaniah 3:17: God proclaims His love over and for us. But the background is no sentimental Christmas scene - it is judgment and exile. Only with that background can we understand God's love for us and move out in love to our world.

First Advent: Hope

First Advent: Hope

November 28, 2022

On this first Sunday of Advent we explore the theme of "Hope", from Isaiah 40, written while Israel was in exile, captivity and despair in Babylon. 

The Age of Life Breaks In

The Age of Life Breaks In

November 28, 2022

Today we look at two healings done by Jesus: the son of an official and a man who had been lame for 38 years. The Age of Life breaks into the Age of Death and healing happens. That is the good news. 

What is ”Eternal Life”?

What is ”Eternal Life”?

November 14, 2022

Jesus speaks with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman. He speaks to both of them of "eternal life". What did he mean to convey to them, and what did they understand? Most likely it was not about "how to get to heaven when you die". Listen to find out what it might have been.

Jesus Meets Two Different People

Jesus Meets Two Different People

November 7, 2022

Today we look at two very different people Jesus spoke with: the Pharisee Nicodemus and the anonymous Samaritan woman. In this sermon we will explore the differences and similarities between them, next week we will explore what Jesus actually said to them.

The Second Thing Jesus Did

The Second Thing Jesus Did

October 31, 2022

Last week we looked at the first thing God did when He showed up in the person of Jesus. This week we look at the second thing God in Jesus did: he took a whip to the Gentile Court of the temple and cleared it out. Quite a different thing!

Jesus’ First Action

Jesus’ First Action

October 24, 2022

Last week we heard the first words spoken about God as He appeared in Jesus. Today we look at the first thing God, in Jesus, did as recorded in John. He provided 180 gallons of the best wine at a wedding! We're going to connect that with the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes and learn about humility and receiving God's gifts.

Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world

Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world

October 17, 2022

"Behold the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." These are the first words spoken about God as He appeared on earth in the person of Jesus. There's more in these words than you might think.....

God Becomes Human

God Becomes Human

October 10, 2022

Today we read two sections from John 1:1-18. This is some of the deepest theological material ever written. Two things are made crystal clear by John: Jesus is God, and Jesus became human. In Jesus we see life, light, glory, grace and truth. 

The Community of Communion

The Community of Communion

October 3, 2022

Today Dr. Kyuboem Lee of Mission Seminary preaches on the essential communal nature of Communion.

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