Sermon Series
  • 1. I Cannot Climb This Mountain Myself

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2013
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    David pleads for God's mercy from within the context of God's covenant love.

    Last week we began our Lenten journey, towards the cross and the empty tomb, and I introduced Psalm 51 as the text that will guide us along the way. As a reminder, Lent is the season of preparation for our greatest celebration as Christians, that of remembering the death and celebrating the ...read more

  • 2. Planning And Packing

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2013
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    This is an introduction to Psalm 51.

    I hope that you all know that today marks the first Sunday of Lent, which is the season of preparation for our greatest Christian celebration, that of the Resurrection of Jesus. I won’t be at all surprised if that comes as news to many of you, especially as the official beginning of Lent ...read more

  • 3. Looking Deeply, Letting Go Completely

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2013
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    This is an exploration of sin and guilt and the freedom we can have in Christ.

    I did some searching on the internet, and it appears that nobody wants to feel guilty. Not so much evidence of people not wanting to do bad things, but nobody wants to feel guilty. The term “guilt-free” is now a major marketing tool: I came across all sorts of ...read more

  • 4. The Cleansing Shower

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2013
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    After David's confession of his sin, he asks God to purify and renew him.

    The cross is such an ironic symbol. In context, 2000 years ago, a cross was a horrible instrument of torture and death, it was feared and reviled, it was a punishment so dehumanizing that it was to be a major deterrent to crime, and those sentenced to death on a cross were humiliated and debased. ...read more

  • 5. The New Life

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2013
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    The result of our confession of sin and God cleansing us from our sin is to proclaim his righteousness through teaching others and worshiping him through our brokenness.

    The Psalm that we have been studying during this Lenten season has taken us deep into our hearts, confronted us with the reality of our sin, and given us incredibly beautiful words with which to pray for forgiveness and cleansing. Last week we concentrated on the verses where we pray, ...read more

  • 6. Jesus Walks Towards Death So We Can Live

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2013
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    Jesus was a revolutionary who everyone was talking about prior to the feast of Passover.

    I’ve been reading and re-reading the Palm Sunday story this week, not so much for the story itself because that is familiar to all of us – Jesus comes to Jerusalem for Passover, He sends His disciples off to steal a donkey (it’s ok – I’m sure they took it back when ...read more