Reading: Colossians 1 No book in the New Testament tells us more about Jesus’ identity, mission and accomplishments than the book of Colossians, four densely-packed chapters right in the middle of the New Testament. This sermon answers questions surrounding the Colossian church, and why Paul felt the necessity to write them from a Roman prison [...]
Reading: Matthew 6:20-21; 1 Tim. 5:8, 6:6-10, 17-19; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 Money—everybody from Pink Floyd to the Notorious B.I.G. to Donna Summer sang about it. But, interestingly, nobody wants to talk about it…it’s too personal, too revealing. That’s a shame, because few things are as integral to our daily lives. So, what does Scripture say about [...]
Reading: Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-11 At his ascension, Jesus wasn’t bailing out on his disciples; he was giving them marching orders: sending them to tell others the good news of his death and resurrection for people like us. But there’s more: he was preparing to send them the Holy Spirit, upon whom their success would depend.
Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 A lot of us think about the ascension of Jesus to heaven after his resurrection as an end- credit movie scene: a nice flourish to what we just saw happen, but nothing significant in and of itself. But nothing could be further from the truth. In the ascension, Jesus was showing [...]
Reading: Luke 24:1-49 On Easter, Christians celebrate the physical resurrection of Jesus. Too much to swallow? Too good to be true? The first disciples thought the same thing. Listen in with us as we discuss how the resurrection fits into the grand story of Scripture, and what it means for us today.