Sermons from August 2020
It is the plight of many religious person to gain eternal life, to be on the good side of their deity when they die. In this passage, a rich young man asks Jesus what he needs to do to gain this prize. Jesus’ answer leaves the man sorrowful and challenged all who heard it. Pastor Ben helps us to see the beauty of finding eternal life in Jesus.
There are few more emotionally sensitive areas of our lives than marriage, sexuality and relationships. Perhaps this is why the Pharisees chose to use a question about divorce to trap Him. Pastor Joe unpacks Jesus’ answer and helps us wrestle with how to reckon with God’s vision of marriage.
We all know the pain of being wronged by someone else… and we all know the guilt and shame of hurting others. Life in community when we are broken people living in a broken world is difficult. But Jesus shows us a better way of handling this brokenness. Pastor Ben unpacks Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness.
Jesus has set His face towards Jerusalem, back towards the rejection and opposition of the religious elite. As He does this, His teaching to His disciples becomes more pointed. This week, Pastor Joe unpacks how Jesus’ disciples instructed His disciples to think about their engagement with the world.
The life of the disciples had become increasingly chaotic as they continued to follow Jesus. But this week, Jesus takes a small band of them up a mountain to show them something that will cut through the chaos they faced. And it is a truth we desperately need to hear today!