Resource from April 2014

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Sermon: SHOW ME: I Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31

We have been following events in John’s Gospel for the past few weeks and we continue today on the first Sunday after Easter.  The end of John’s Gospel is filled with grace.  After all of the human failures that take place before the crucifixion of Jesus, all this grace comes as an almost unbelievable breath […]

Sermon: LETTING GO: Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18

At the end of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” Indiana Jones and his father, Henry, have found the Holy Grail, the cup of Christ from the Last Supper.  But the earth is splitting apart as they try to escape and Indiana is hanging precariously on the edge of a crevice trying to […]

Sermon: THE GATHERING STORM: Zechariah 9:9-10 & John 11:54-12:19

Sometimes when it rains, clouds just move in steadily from a certain direction and it eventually begins to rain.  But a storm is often quite different.  Rain may come, but a storm is sometimes said to “gather.”    It is a good verb for what happens.  Winds begin whipping in different directions and clouds are actually […]

Sermon: SOMETHING STINKS, BUT IT’S NOT LAZARUS: John 11:1-45

The comedic high point of this story is the dramatic moment when Jesus is ready to raise Lazarus from the dead and calls for the stone to be rolled away from the cave in which his body has been placed.  The action is interrupted by one of the sisters of Lazarus named Martha, who has […]