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June 26, 2022 – Nicodemus x3 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

John 3:1-9, John 7:37-52, John 19:38 -42 Nicodemus is a religious authority. He enters this story in the middle of the night. He is curious about Jesus, and recognizes something in Jesus that draws him in. And yet, Nicodemus doesn’t get it after the first encounter. Something changes, and Nicodemus becomes brave enough to go against his peers, in the light of…

June 19, 2022 – Andrew x3 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

John 1:35-42, John 6:1-10, John 12:16-26 We will continue looking at threes and disciples for a couple of weeks. This week is Andrew. There is a pattern of his behavior in the Gospel of John, in which Andrew consistently helps guide people to Jesus. He doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, but appears and guides people to Jesus. He takes his…

June 12, 2022 – They come in Threes – Trinity Sunday

John 18:15-27 and John 21:1-19 We talk about things coming in threes. Often deaths, or bad things, and infrequently good things do we mentioning coming in threes. Then, of course, there is the Trinity. These two passages have some threes in them, and some of the same characters and setting pieces, There’s Peter, there’s Jesus, there’s a charcoal fire, and some questions…

May 29, 2022 – Remember – 7th Sunday of Easter

Philippians 2:1-13 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who became obedient to death. Paul reminds the church at Philippi and the church at 1200 S Carbon what it is we are to be about. You’d think we wouldn’t forget – we’re supposed to worship weekly, and pray more often than that, but sometimes we do forget. Paul…

May 22, 2022 – Big Names and No Names – 6th Sunday of Easter

Philippians 1:1-18a Paul in prison, thankful for the Philippians’ partnership in the gospel. This the start of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. It shows an interesting side of Paul. Paul writes to them out of the beginning of the history of the Church. These letters are going to end up being foundational to the character of the Church, and I think…

May 15, 2022 – Full of Idols – 5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 17:16-31 Sermon at Athens: What you worship as unknown, I proclaim to you. Paul is safely in Athens while fleeing from Thessalonica. Paul is here in safety, awaiting the arrival of Silas and Timothy. Paul is in the synagogue and in the marketplace, preaching, evangelizing, arguing, and debating. He isn’t completely successful –Acts tells us they called him a babbler. So, they…

May 8, 2022 – Prisoner for Christ – 4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 16:16-34 Paul and Silas in prison at Philippi, jailor and his family are baptized Paul is on the road here. He has moved from being Saul to being Paul, and from persecuting followers of the Way to being a follower of the Way. Along with Timothy, he is traveling and evangelizing, when the come to Philippi, where a family is converted…

May 1, 2022 – Called to take a risk – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:1-19a Paul and Ananias, each called into Christ’s service Saul is in a rage. Those Christians really tick him off. Blasphemous, heretical, unholy, spreading lies, and Saul is going to get them and get them good. Saul collects his letters and his authority and heads towards Damascus to look for followers of the Way. Then he has a ‘come to Jesus’…

April 24, 2022 – I want what They’re having! – 2nd Sunday of Easter

John 20:19-31 Jesus gives Spirit, appears to Thomas. It’s still Easter. John makes sure we know that as we start this passage. It is a good reminder for an Easter people, who gather on the first day of the week to celebrate resurrection. It is still Easter when Jesus appears to the disciples in the upper room.  Thomas wasn’t there. He doesn’t…