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March 2016

Shirt Off My Back, For Jesus

By | March 20th, 2016|sermons| In the Gospel of Luke, there is not any mention of palms on this Palm Sunday. Luke describes Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem.  Luke writes into the text a series of tests for those gathered. The first test is for the disciples. They are to steal a colt for Jesus. The second is for the ...

The Truth Will Make You free, Of the Death Pen-al-ty

By | March 13th, 2016|sermons| In this week's passage from the Gospel of John, he addresses his Jewish-Christian based community to tell them that the truth about Jesus. Jesus was sent by God to show them the way to live a God-pleasing life. Today's sermon speaks to one aspect of Jesus' teachings. It tells us a truth about the ...

February 2016

Slut-Shaming, Rape, Honor-Killing, And Jesus

By | February 28th, 2016|sermons| The sermon was inspired by the story from the Gospel of John about a woman caught committing adultery who is brought before Jesus. The elders want to stone her. Jesus turns the tables on them. In the recent past, women were referred to as having a reputation or being easy. The new term is ...

Drought Tolerant Christians

By | February 28th, 2016|sermons| What kind of Christian are we? Do we need constant watering or are we able to thrive by getting just a bit of water? Through the Gospel of John, Jesus talks about giving us Spiritual life through the Living Water. We can be Drought-Tolerant Christians by keeping our faith even when the world is ...

Munching on the Messiah

By | February 21st, 2016|sermons| The passage from the Gospel of John is also known as the Gospel of Signs. It can be difficult to understand. When John talks about the flesh and blood of Jesus, it uses visual imagery to teach us what we need to know. Eternal life is really through doing God's work. The Spirit gives ...

The First Temptation of Christ

By | February 14th, 2016|sermons| Given By Madison Shockley on Feb 14, 2016: From the Gospel of John, the first temptation of Christ talks of the Samarian Woman at the well. John uses this literary device to have us become better prepared to answer the call of God. It prompts us during Lent to do a self examination. Using ...

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