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Sermons on Death

Craig Keen on all of the lectionary texts from January 14th, 2018

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…

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.