The Church Sermon

We’re finishing up our series on the Creed today, and we’re going to be reflecting on a passage from Ephesians 2 this morning— I’d invite you to turn there. Since early April we’ve been talking about “the gospel”— what exactly is the “good news” that the church has been announcing Read more…

The Last Judgment Sermon

We’re going to be in the book of Daniel this morning— you didn’t see that one coming did you? It’s about two-thirds the way through your Bibles, right after the three major prophets of Hebrew Scriptures. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel… and then you’ll find Daniel. Daniel is wacky book, and we’re Read more…

The Atonement Sermon

We’re going to be in Romans 5 this morning, so I’d invite you to turn there. We’re in the middle of exploring what the church means by “the gospel.” That’s what the church is known for throughout the centuries— for proclaiming “gospel,” proclaiming “good news.” And so we’ve exploring the Read more…

The Incarnation Sermon

So heads up—as we’re actually going to be reading from three different passages of Scripture today. We’re going to start today in Genesis 1, then we’re going to make our way to the gospel of John, and then we’re going to end in the letter to the Colossians. We’re looking Read more…

The Creation Sermon

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve started exploring what we mean when we say “the gospel.” We think this is important because if you ask a half a dozen different Christians what they mean by “the gospel,” you’re likely to get a half a dozen different answers. People will Read more…

The Trinity Sermon

Last week we started a conversation about the gospel— a series of sermons that will take us through the end of May. We’re calling it “The Shape of the Gospel.” That seems important, right? After all, we throw around that word (“gospel”) a lot in the church— “Have you heard Read more…

Gospel Cliffsnotes

We’ve spent the last couple of months trying to step back a little and ask the question: why does the local church exist? Why do local faith communities and local parishes and local churches gather week after week? Closer to home, why do we meet week after week? And over Read more…