The Path into Jerusalem

This sermon is based on Luke 19:37-44. Series Overview: Choice: it is what makes life rich and interesting. YOU get to choose things that will determine your tomorrows.   But it is even more than that: “We are our choices” (Jean-Paul Sartre). Now sometimes, our choices are limited (sometimes by finances, sometimes by personal restrictions, and sometimes by a host of odd coincidences).  But think about what we could achieve if we had infinite possibilities, possibilities that we could actually materialize?  We could do almost anything and be almost anything. Now before we start claiming untapped and unlimited potential, let us change the focus from us to God.  God, being God, really could choose any path and actualize any possibility; but when it came to the incarnation, God chose the path of suffering, of rejection, of abandonment and of sorrow.   As hard as it is to grasp, Good Friday was always God’s first choice.  In this Lenten season, we want to consider the path Jesus chose to

The Path Jesus Chose

This sermon is based on Mark 6:47-52. Series Overview: Choice: it is what makes life rich and interesting. YOU get to choose things that will determine your tomorrows.   But it is even more than that: “We are our choices” (Jean-Paul Sartre). Now sometimes, our choices are limited (sometimes by finances, sometimes by personal restrictions, and sometimes by a host of odd coincidences).  But think about what we could achieve if we had infinite possibilities, possibilities that we could actually materialize?  We could do almost anything and be almost anything. Now before we start claiming untapped and unlimited potential, let us change the focus from us to God.  God, being God, really could choose any path and actualize any possibility; but when it came to the incarnation, God chose the path of suffering, of rejection, of abandonment and of sorrow.   As hard as it is to grasp, Good Friday was always God’s first choice.  In this Lenten season, we want to consider the path Jesus chose to

By |2018-03-24T23:30:44+00:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Path Jesus Chose|Tags: , , , , |

A Way of Weakness, Part 3

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 13:5-6. Series Overview: If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed by another round of faith, hope and love (and then in seventh place, painless surgeries or doctors with the gift of instant healing). But one of the strengths of Paul’s faith was that it was saturated in weakness. Even when Paul was attacked, as he was in 2 Corinthians, he responded with an incredible weakness and humility. It was what made his faith so unbelievably powerful.  Apparently, there is great strength in being weak. Join us as we explore how weakness ought to shape our faith as we look at the most autobiographical section of all of Paul’s letters, 2 Corinthians 10-13. It’s guaranteed to give you a weaker faith than ever before!

By |2018-03-17T23:18:50+00:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

A Way of Weakness, Part 2

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. Series Overview: If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed by another round of faith, hope and love (and then in seventh place, painless surgeries or doctors with the gift of instant healing). But one of the strengths of Paul’s faith was that it was saturated in weakness. Even when Paul was attacked, as he was in 2 Corinthians, he responded with an incredible weakness and humility. It was what made his faith so unbelievably powerful.  Apparently, there is great strength in being weak. Join us as we explore how weakness ought to shape our faith as we look at the most autobiographical section of all of Paul’s letters, 2 Corinthians 10-13. It’s guaranteed to give you a weaker faith than ever before!

By |2018-03-10T22:26:16+00:00March 4th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |