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Worship Recordings 2018

February 18, 2018 – The First Sunday in Lent – A Little Easter

John 11:1-44 Raising Lazarus, Jesus as resurrection and life Psalm 104:27-30           As I prepare in the relative quiet of the church office on a Sunday morning, I know that I’m tired of rewriting sermons because of the events of the week regarding a gun and a school. We’re just a small handful of days into Lent, and it feels like we’ve…

February 4, 2018 – Fifth Sunday After Epiphany – The Ground We Walk

John 4:1-42 Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at well, speaks of living water and true worship. Psalm 42:1-3 My soul longs for God The Ground We Walk This story is too much. There’s too much going on here. There’s Jesus, absent disciples, challenge, conviction, water, living water, Messiahs, worship locations, redemption, evangelism, and boundary crossing. That’s way too much for one sermon. Not that I haven’t tried…

January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

John 3:1-21 Jesus and Nicodemus, being born  anew, God’s love for the world. Psalm 139:13-18 You formed me in my inward parts Intimacy This John passage is perhaps best known for creating ‘born-again Christians,’ and showing up at sporting events and other mega events on banners and signs. We’ve spent a lot of time on this passage over the years. We have often cut them apart,…

January 14, 2018 – Second Sunday after Epiphany – Water Into …

John 2:1-11 Wedding at Cana, water into wine. Psalm 104:14-16 trees of the Lord are watered abundantly Water Into … Water into wine is the first miracle of Jesus. It happens very early in the Gospel(s), and it seems to happen at the urging and pressure of his mother. It happens at a wedding, and we may know the basic sketch of the story. The…

January 7, 2018 – Baptism of the Lord – Come and See

John 1:35-51 Behold the Lamb of God, Call of disciples, “Come and see.” Psalm 66:1-5 Come see what God has done Come and See For the last little bit of the church’s history, the last 40 years or so, we have been convinced that the Gospel is not enough. We have become convinced that we need bands, or pipe organs, backpack giveaways or gymnasiums, pastors who…