Easter Sermon: It Is Finished

I had the joy this last week of sitting down with a couple people who are hoping to join our church, to confess their faith in Jesus and be received as brothers and sisters in Christ. As preparation for this, we have been working through a short curriculum created by the RCA. And this week,…

Sermon: Receiving Mary

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the gospel of John. John 19, verses 26 and 27. John is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. John 19, verses 26 and 27. We have been listening together this lenten season to Jesus’ words from the cross – we have…

Sermon: Into Your Hands

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Luke 23:46. Luke 23, verse 46. Luke is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Luke 23, verse 46. We have been listening this Lenten season to Jesus’ words from the cross – the seven statements the gospel record Jesus saying as…

Sermon: Remember Me

[This sermon was originally preached on Sunday, March 6, 2016] I invite you to open your bibles with me this morning to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 23. Luke is in the New Testament — Matthew, Mark, and then Luke. If you see John, you’ve gone a little too far. Luke chapter 23, beginning in verse…

Sermon: Father, Forgive Them

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the gospel of Luke. Luke 23:34. If you don’t have a bible with you this morning, please feel free to grab one from the pew in front of you and leave it open as we read and study God’s word together. Luke is in the…

Sermon: Forsakenness

We have entered the season of Lent. It’s true that Lent is not in the Bible. There is no command to observe the forty days before Easter as a season of repentance and preparation focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus. In fact, there is no command to celebrate Easter in the Bible either.…