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Sermons on “Jesus”

Thirsting for God’s Presence

Whether we have ever sought a sign from the Lord or not, here it is: in Jesus, God took on flesh and hung on the cross so we could have new life with him.  

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John’s imprisoned

When Jesus, the Messiah comes, he overturns all our expectations.  When Jesus comes, rather than bringing military might, he brings new life.  In Jesus’ presence the blind see, the lame walk, the leprous are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have good new brought to them. 

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Christ, the crucified King

When Jesus came as the Messiah, he came not as a king crowned in glory and military might.  Rather, Jesus is the King who overcame the power of sin and death through his own death on the cross.  This is why the salvation of the world looks like forgiveness, love, and joy.

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The Fire of God

Jesus says that he comes to bring fire to the earth. How do we find hope in these words?

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Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.”

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The Lament over Jerusalem

The one who comes in the name of the Lord will hold up to the people a vision of hope, liberation, and justice for the poor. This has always been the vision of God.

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The Way of Jesus

Early Christians were known as “People of the Way.” In our reading, Jesus teaches us three aspects of his way: 1) We do not live on bread alone, 2) We worship God, and serve only Him, and 3) We do not test the Lord our God.

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Blessings and Woes

The poor can help us see the need for a power greater than ourselves to heal us and give us happiness and meaning. They help us come to the day when we will clearly see the source of this power: Jesus, the Christ, our Savior.

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What Type of Peter Are You?

Getting near to God is a scary thing. Looking at two episodes from Peter’s life we see a change in how he responds to the greatness of Jesus.

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