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Sermons on Belief

Isaiah 61:1-11 from December 17, 2017

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…

Isaiah 64:1-9 from December 3, 2017

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.

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 from July 30, 2017

We look at the parables of the mustard seed, the yeast, the buried treasure, the pearl of great worth, and the dragnet.  We focus on the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, noticing their scrappiness and their need for “death” or “emptying” in order for growth.