Craig Keen shares with us from the lectionary texts (1 Samuel 3:1–10; Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18; 1 Corinthians 6:12–20; and John 1:43–51), and leads us into the call to become part of the mutilated body of Christ. Here is the manuscript: The four passages that the lectionary tells folks like me to speak on today are…
We discuss the dawn light that God shines over Jerusalem, what it means in Isaiah’s context, and what it means for us.
Isaiah gives us three more powerful images to represent God’s commitment to the Jews (and all of creation). We break down those images, especially the image of marriage, and find ourselves the recipients of good news from God yet again.
We transition together from Advent to Christmas and find out what kind of hope it is that we have in the child of promise who was born for us.
In this third week of Advent, we look at yet another incredible passage from the book of Isaiah. We talk about the distance that we sometimes find between the promises we pronounce and the reality we see in the church, and we are challenged to wait with expectancy for the time when the promises will…
We look at another incredible passage from Isaiah in which God breaks 150 years of silence to comfort Israel and provide new hope. We find this reiterated in the story of Jesus, and we find ourselves claiming the same hope today.
On this first Sunday of Advent, we read a prayer from Isaiah proclaiming “O that you would rip open the heavens and come down!” (among other things). We take a look at what it means to have hope in Christ, a hope that is not lost even in when redemption seems impossible.
Craig Keen leads us through one of the most powerful passages in scripture, as Jesus tells us “as you have done unto the least of these, you have done to me.” We do not have an audio file of this sermon, but we do have the transcript: Matthew 25:31 ‘When the Son of Man…
We take a look at the parable of the talents and see that God has called upon us not to hold onto the spiritual gifts that God has given to us, but to put them out into the world where they will multiply.
We look at the parable of the ten bridesmaids and discuss why Jesus calls upon us to stay awake and be prepared