A message based on John 14:15-21.
"But we, the Church, (oddly) prefer charity to justice. We are more than glad to take bagged lunches to people on street corners, but we are shamefully reluctant to stand on street corners protesting when the very programs that could help those in need are being de-funded."
A message based on Acts 7:51-60.
It is not likely than any of us will be called to give up our actual lives for love (though some of us may)... but it may be, that we must be willing to die to the things of this world in order to truly love.
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The End is Near(er)
It's the End of the World as we Know It
(and I feel fine)
A message based on Mark 13:1-8. In it, I take a look at end of world predictions. I debunk the end of world predictions for May 21, 2011 and December 21, 2012. As well as look at the message of hope that is caught up in this scripture and how it should impact our day to day lives.
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Message based on Acts 11:1-18
It's the divine bottom line: we are human and God is God; try as we might, we cannot hinder God. What does God want for this world, God’s good creation? Leviticus 19:18: that we should “love our neighbor as ourselves.” What does God want for this world? Today’s text: that we should not call unclean, unacceptable, unworthy anything that God has made. What does God want for this world? For God’s church in this world, for us, to stop our bickering, infighting, and divisive ways; for us to practice our Bible verses rather than our people verses; for us to welcome everyone to the table.
A message based on Acts 9:36-43
When will we stop doubting God? When will we stop being surprised by God doing what God said God would do? When will we stop living lives that doubt God’s word? God said that those who follow his word will experience life everlasting – feed my sheep, take care of those in need. God did not say that those who are “nice” or “good people” will know life everlasting – yet we test God believing that being “good” is “good enough” for God. This story is a stark and vivid reminder…that it is not. Who experienced resurrection? A disciple named Tabitha who was “devoted to good work and acts of charity.”
A message based on John 21:1-19.
"We now carry the moniker of the 'post-resurrection community.' The post-resurrection directions offered to Peter are now for us. “Feed my sheep…take care of my sheep.” It was the first thing the post-resurrected Christ had to say about the mission of his post-resurrection community and it is tied to the last thing he had to say about that community, the Great Commission, “go out and make disciples of all nations.”