Sermons

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    2017-06-18 "A New Heaven and Earth"

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    We bring the Narrative Lectionary to a a close, our journey from Genesis to Revelation, with the closing vision of John--a new heaven and a new earth.
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    2017-07-09 "Father Abraham"

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    Paul has a rather long chapter on Abraham. Many preachers in a series on Romans skip this chapter because it seems obscure. But it is a major point on how Jews and gentiles can live together in the Church of Rome in the first century. This is important for all God's beloved today.
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    2017-07-16 "Peace with God"

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    The most important issue for the Christian is peace with God. We seek peace in many wrong places, but we will never have peace unless we have peace with God. That peace can sustain us in very difficult circumstances. Three small packages--a grammar conjunction, a footnote, and a small but important verse, lead us into the way that we can we have peace with God.
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    2017-07-23 "Paul's Roadside Sign"

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    We see the home spun road-side sign, "The Wages is sin is death." Quite frankly as a preacher of the gospel I wonder whether this does more harm that good. Context and the metaphors of the chapter can be helpful for us to not be ashamed of the gospel and this important verse in the New Testament.
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    2017-08-06 "God's Yes to Our No"

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    Romans chapter 8 marks a turning point in Paul's letter. To our no is God's yes. We consider the yes of God in regard to condemnation, creation, and that we are more than conquerors.