In the first chapter of this letter, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy talk about how they must thank God for the growing love and faithfulness of the church in Thessalonica, and how they are confident that when Christ returns, their persecutors will be cleared out, and they will have a clear path to God.
We look at the remarkable story behind Paul’s letter to Philemon (and his church). We find in it a radical call to trust the work of the Spirit in the church.
We finish up our stint in Hebrews by looking at what it means to live a life that is shaped like Jesus, both as a church and as individual members of the body of Christ.
What does it mean that we “no longer see anyone from a human point of view”? We look at how we learn to see the new work of God in one another, even if it hasn’t started yet.
We take a deep look at the famous “love passage” here in 1 Corinthians, finding not instructions for marriage, but instructions for the church. We are to love not only those who are easy to love, but those who aren’t.
On this day of Pentecost, we talk about the work of the Spirit that binds us to one another and sends us out, overturning the work of sin to isolate us and pull us into darkness, away from God and away from one another.
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…
In our first service at the new location (1550 Market St), we are invited into Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees and Herodians who try to ensnare him with a question about taxes. We wander into the history of money, and we find that Jesus’ instruction to “give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God…