Easter

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Hearts Broken Open

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Hearts Broken Open

In Acts, we are given the example of Stephen–a deacon, prophet, and preacher–whose love reveals the very love of God for all of us. The killing of Stephen and the opening of our hearts Easter 5A  |  Acts 7:55-60 Why do they kill Stephen? Our lectionary jumps in at the very end of a two […]

Sharing Love

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Sharing Love

In Acts, the followers of Jesus show us what it looks like to follow Jesus. But are we up to accepting the challenge for ourselves? The challenge of trusting God in the 21st Century Easter 4A  |  Acts 2:42-47 You’ve probably heard the story before. It’s told several ways, but often goes something like this. […]

The Invisible Revolution

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The Invisible Revolution

In the walk to Emmaus, Luke shows us the essential character of Jesus is revealing the invisible, showing his followers what true revolution looks like. The road to Emmaus reveals the dream of God Easter 3A  |  Luke 24:13-35 This is among the most famous walks in history. Two followers of Jesus meet a stranger on […]

Sight and Belief

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Sight and Belief

For centuries, Christians have viewed Thomas as a scandal of doubt in the midst of the resurrection, rather than realize he isn’t the subject. Beyond Thomas, doubt, and our simple approaches to faith Easter 2A  | John 20:19-31 When we look at the same picture, do our brains assess the contents of the picture differently? […]

Inspired and Urgent

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Inspired and Urgent

It isn’t just that Jesus was raised from the dead. It’s that everything about it reveals the radical difference of the gospel. How Jesus is revealed in Mary’s preaching the first Easter Sermon Easter  |  John 20:1-18 For some, the idea of an Easter morning footrace is the farthest thing from your mind. Lace up […]

After the Night is Over

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After the Night is Over

In the Easter story, we are given the collision of emotions (fear and joy) which explain the Christian condition. We continue to love through everything. When fear and joy get tangled together in love The Great Vigil of Easter  |  Matthew 28:1-10 “He is not here; for he has been raised.” Usually a person isn’t […]

From Brutality to Peace: Transformed By Love

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From Brutality to Peace: Transformed By Love

Jesus reveals the evilest character of the world is its brutality. That true peace cannot come through fighting but through the triumph of good: the peace of Christ. GOD revealed in Acts, culture, and mothers Easter 7C |  Acts 16:16-34 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

God’s Greatest Gifts

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GOD's Greatest Gifts

This is the life Jesus talks about, the life GOD reveals, the life the Holy Spirit inspires us to live. A life of a revealed GOD and the presence of Shalom. A life of hope and opportunity to serve and be served; to love and be loved. A life of true living. How Jesus reveals […]

New Love For a Change

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New Love For a Change

It is in this moment, in the revealing of betrayal, which Jesus tells them to love. To love each other. This is how GOD loves: that GOD is willing to change the script and the very definition of love. A GOD of new things calls us to a new love Easter 5C |  John 13:31-35 The […]

Clearly Jesus

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Clearly Jesus

From day one, we have struggled to name Jesus.  Name the Messiah. Name what he came to do. Name his substance. Name his mission. How “the real Jesus” is never really Jesus Easter 4C | John 10:22-30 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.