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More Than Us

We’re going to be in Luke 4 today. Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the season of Lent— the season of sobering reflection that leads us to the crucifixion of Jesus. Today we reflect once Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The One Where Jesus Replaces An Ear

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 5 of 8 We’re going to be in Luke 22 this morning. During the season of Epiphany, we’ve been following Jesus around with bifocals lenses. Whenever we follow Jesus, wherever Jesus goes, whatever we see Jesus doing, we’re actually seeing two things simultaneously. We’re seeing the truest, deepest nature of Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The One Where Jesus Has No Pillow

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 4 of 8 We’re going to be in Matthew 8 this morning. We’re in the middle of a sermon series where we’re following Jesus around watching him with bifocal lenses. Since its very beginning, the church has clung to the person of Jesus as both fully God and fully human. Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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How Does God Save The World?

REVELATION 5 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 5 today. Last week we were in Revelation 4, and we saw the visions of Revelation beginning in earnest. John is pulled—drawn upward— into a deeper dimension of reality. It’s like he goes backstage of the entire universe. John has a Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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Backstage of the Universe

REVELATION 4 of 16 This is our fourth week in our tour of Revelation and we are in chapter four. Last week we heard Jesus saying that—behold—he stands at the door and knocks (3.20). Jesus isn’t addressing non-Christians, Jesus isn’t addressing the world in general, Jesus is addressing the church. Jesus Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Seven Churches

REVELATION 3 of 16 This is week three of our tour of Revelation, and we’re going to be in Revelation 2 and 3 today. There are seven short letters written to seven churches in the second and third chapters of Revelation. Rather than reading all of them, today we’re going Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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All-Powerful Unstoppable Jesus

REVELATION 2 of 16 Last week we began a six-hour tour of the Bible’s most artistic book: the Revelation. Revelation is a notoriously strange book, but embedded in the name itself is what the book actually is: it is “a revelation.” It reveals. It helps us see. Last week we asked Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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See The Strange

REVELATION 1 of 16 Today we’re beginning a quick 12-week glance at the book… of Revelation. Twelve weeks might seem like a long time but it’s really only six hours—twelve half-hour sermons. Some people spend their entire lives studying and dissecting and exploring this book. Imagine that someone took you Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Gentle Conquering

MATTHEW 12 of 12 This is our last week surveying the gospel according to Matthew. If it’s our last week in Matthew then it would probably be a good guess that we’re at the end of Matthew. You’re absolutely right. Matthew 28 is where we are today. If you’ve been Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Worst Thing

MATTHEW 11 of 12 Today, we’re in Matthew 27. And the life of Jesus is coming to an end. The teachings of Jesus ended last week with the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25, And over the last chapter (chapters 26) Jesus has had one last meal Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Most Disturbing Parable

MATTHEW 10 of 12 (25.31-46) “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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Whose Hands?

MATTHEW 9 of 12 We’re in our ninth of twelve weeks reflecting on the gospel according to Matthew. During this series, we’ve been trying to pay close and careful attention to Jesus, because through these written words—through text on page— we are being invited into a new kind of life. Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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How Far Forgiveness Goes

MATTHEW 8 of 12 We’re going to be in Matthew 18 today. This is our eighth of twelve weeks reflecting on the gospel according to Matthew. Matthew preserves some bits of Jesus’s teaching and talking that no other gospel-writer preserves for us. What we’re looking at today is a great taste Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The King’s Community

MATTHEW 7 of 12 We’ve been studying Matthew for the last six weeks, and we’re going to keep the trend going this week. This is our seventh of twelve weeks, and we’re going to be in Matthew 16. We’re going to be reading one decently sized passage today, but we’re going Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago