Contributing sermons since Nov 20, 2021
Contributed on May 24, 2022
The good news, is that God gave birth to the church-- a people/kingdom who live rightly toward God, and others. God doesn't want us to sin.
Let's start today by simply rereading last week's verses. James 1:1-12: (1) James, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, a slave. To the twelve tribes-- to the ones in the dispersion: Greetings. (2) All joy consider it, my brothers, whenever various testings/trials you encounter, (3) ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2022
James encourages us to be all-in for God, responding "in faith" to testings, and steadfastly live in faithfulness toward God and people.
Who do you want to be? (James 1:1-12) Today, we begin a new series on the letter of James. The sort of weird thing about teaching on James, from my perspective, is that I've done this before. Maybe 10 years ago, I preached through James in two little churches in Kulm and Medina. I'm ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2022
Unpacking what the burnt offering is, how to do it, why, and what we can learn as Christians from it. Using Exodus 20:4 as a launch point, as part of my Exodus series.
Today, I want to start a two week rabbit trail on the topic of OT sacrifice. I should warn you, up front, that this is the most complicated thing I've ever tried to work through in biblical studies. I'll do my best to explain it as simply as possible, and hide as much of the hard stuff as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2022
Jesus knows what Peter did, and restores him, and commissions him. Jesus leaves no sheep behind. Also, the two words for love don't matter at all-- Peter isn't trying to trick Jesus.
Let's start today by rereading our passage from two weeks ago, John 20:19-23: (19) Then, when it was evening on that day-- the first day of the week, and the doors having been shut where the disciples were because of fear of the Judeans-- Jesus came, and he stood in their midst, and he says to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2022
The goal of the gospel: step up, and be strengthened in your faith. Here, Jesus shows kindness to Thomas, and gives him what he needs to come to full "belief."
Let's start today by rereading last week's passage. John 20:19-22. This is the moment Jesus first reveals himself to all his disciples after rising from the dead: (19) Then, when it was evening on that day-- the first day of the week, and the doors having been shut where the disciples ...read more