Sermon: Who’s On Trial?

They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders, and the teachers of the law came together. Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire. The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin…

Sermon: Drinking the Cup

Greetings Bethel! This is not how I anticipated us meeting again when I left for Florida just over a week ago. I am grateful for the technology that enables me to do this, but I am reminded of the words of John in his second letter, where he says, “Although I have much to write…

Sermon: Knowing the Future

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Mark 14. Mark 14:12-31. Mark is the second book of the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This Lenten season, we are listening to the last three chapters of Mark as they tell us of the days and hours leading up to the…

Sermon: The Smell of the Bride

I invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to the Gospel of Mark. Mark 14:1-11. Mark is the second book of the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – about 2/3 of the way through your Bible. Mark 14:1-11. For the weeks leading up to Easter, known as the season of…

Sermon: The Mercy Seat

This morning we are concluding our series on worship and mission. We have been looking at God’s instructions in the building of the tabernacle to grasp more deeply the connection between the worship of God and the mission of God. This morning we are in the heart of the tabernacle, in the inner room of…

Sermon: Around the Table

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Exodus 25:23-30. Exodus is the second book of the Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Exodus 25:23-30. This winter we are listening together to God’s instructions in the building of the tabernacle to explore how God desires us to worship and how it related…

Sermon: Go In & Go Out

I invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to Exodus, chapter 30. Exodus 30:17-21. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. This winter we are exploring the intersection of worship and mission. We are looking at how God instructed his people to worship in the tabernacle, how that pointed ahead to Christ, and what that…

Sermon: The Altar

I invite you to turn in your Bibles with me to Exodus, chapter 27. Exodus is the second book in the Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Exodus 27, beginning in verse 1. This winter, we are looking at the shape of worship and mission by taking a long look at the tabernacle God…