Sermons from January 2019

Sermons from January 2019

Whiter than Snow

This lesson will consider Psalm 51, David’s poetic reflection on his sin with Bathsheba, and the perspectives it offers us on God’s forgiveness and the expectations that accompany it.

A Story of Broken Relationships

Genesis 3:1-7 This year we will be dedicating ourselves to becoming more like Jesus.  But that focus assumes something important that we need to make explicit – we need to become like Jesus because we are broken people.  This lesson will therefore consider the opening chapters of Genesis and their narration of God’s relationship-oriented intentions for humanity and the way that humanity’s rebellion broke those relationships.  Additionally, we will explore how humanity’s rebellion fractured three areas of relationships (God, self,…

A Talk with Jesus

John 3:1-8 John 3 is a talk between Jesus and a man named Nicodemus. Midway into the talk, Jesus asks, “You’re a teacher, and yet you don’t these things?” I have to believe Nicodemus didn’t see this talk with Jesus ending this way. And yet, striving to be more like Jesus comes with these moments of vulnerability. Jesus came to expose our ignorance & guilt. We can run from it or we can resolve it. But if we accept our…