Recent Sermons

March 24, 2013

“Into Jerusalem, Straight For The Cross”

"Into Jerusalem, Straight For The Cross"

Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, saddled with His disciples’ cloaks. He’s accompanied by the Twelve, other devout followers, and curious pilgrims arriving simultaneously for Passover

March 17, 2013

“One Mina Plus None Equals Zero”

“One Mina Plus None Equals Zero"

With His sights still set on Jerusalem, while having just finished a much criticized meal with Zacchaeus, Jesus tells what is now commonly called, The Parable of the Minas.

March 10, 2013

“What Drove Lil’ Z Up A Tree?”

“What Drove Lil' Z Up A Tree?"

Jesus’ flint-like trek towards Jerusalem, bound for the Cross, continues through the prosperous city of Jericho.

March 3, 2013

“Bartimaeus Meets The Great Ophthalmologist”

“Bartimaeus Meets The Great Ophthalmologist"

Jesus, bound for Jerusalem by way of Jericho, encounters a blind man begging along side of the road. Mark’s gospel tells us his name is Bartimaeus. The f15 mile jaunt from Jericho to Jerusalem is well traveled by pilgrims sojourning to Jewish festivals.

February 24, 2013

“To Jerusalem With Eyes Wide Open”

"To Jerusalem With Eyes Wide Open"

Jesus said: “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (due to technical difficulties, the audio recording quality is compromised)

February 17, 2013

“Sanctimonious Swell Heads vs Breast Beaters”

"Sanctimonious Swell Heads vs Breast Beaters"

In another parable of contrasts, told by Jesus on the Calvary road to Jerusalem, we see two men famously juxtaposed. A Pharisee and a Tax Collector; one from the most religious sect of Jewish life and the other from among the most despised.

February 10, 2013

“The High Calling of Unworthy Servants”

"The High Calling of Unworthy Servants"

The institution of slavery in our nation was an abomination and those that try to justify it on Biblical grounds grossly fail to exegete the Scriptures faithfully. But then it was Jesus who elevated the notion of relating to God as servants…

February 3, 2013

“Crossing The Chasm North of Hades”

"Crossing The Chasm North of Hades"

While Jesus’ story about the rich man and Lazarus describes the impassable chasm between Hades and Paradise, this side of death we all face another chasm. The chasm between us and God is just as real and yet this great divide has been crossed.

January 27, 2013

“Dives and Lazarus”

"Dives and Lazarus"

While scholars have long debated whether the story of the rich man (Dives in the Latin) and Lazarus is a parable or not, we know that Jesus is speaking truth to all who will have ears to hear.

January 20, 2013

“Shalom”

"Shalom"

During the Last Supper, while one disciple was betraying Him, one was about to deny Him, and all were about to desert Him, Jesus spoke a word of peace to these beloved followers.

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