Numbers presents us with a strange stories of snake attacks and salvation through a snake on a pole. We see how this gives as an image of the gospel, and how we can find our own salvation from sin in the crucifixion (and resurrection) of Jesus.
We look at the life of Abraham and find that he has left his old identity behind to find a new one in the promise of the Lord.
We discuss humanity’s place among creation, recognizing our dependence upon the mercy of God for life.
We focus on our powerlessness and our need for God’s mercy, especially as we face our own mortality.
We take an extended look at the passing of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha and find implications for discipleship for us in the church today.
We find Isaiah once again speaking a word of hope to a hopeless people. In this sermon, we look at how Isaiah breaks through the limited imagination of this people to bring them good news that they could not have envisioned on their now.
Moses promises Israel that a prophet like him will come to them to speak the word of the Lord. We look at what a prophet’s role is and how the church might hear the prophetic voices around us.
The lectionary guides us to Jonah 3, but we look at our relationship with the mercy of God by talking about the entirety of Jonah this week.
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.