Sermons tagged with ‘Messiah’

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Repent of Power

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Repent of Power

In Matthew 16:21-28, we see not just a simple rejection of Peter for being stupid, but a rejection of the historic seducing power of power. How Jesus shows us to reject the seduction of power Proper 17A | Matthew 16:21-28   Before he foretells of his death, Jesus warns his followers about the Pharisees. While […]

Changing the Image of Jesus

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Changing the Image of Jesus

When Peter calls Jesus the Messiah, he gets the right answer the wrong way. A pattern we repeat in our fear of chaos and of intimacy. how Jesus reorders the chaos through us Proper 16A  |  Matthew 16:13-20 If you’ve ever watched a painter work a canvas, you see the very transformation of absence into […]

Identity Politics

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Identity Politics

While Jesus tries to help them see what he is up to, they struggle to get past his identity. Even his closest followers are confused by who he is supposed to be. How fighting over the nature of Jesus prevents us from following Him. Proper 8C |  Luke 9:51-62 The full text and audio may […]

Getting behind Jesus

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Proper 19B

Jesus turns toward Jerusalem before his followers are ready Proper 19B  |  Mark 8:27-38 This is the first movement in the turning point, the turning away from the early life of Jesus and toward his destiny. The turning away from safety and toward the danger of the cross. The turning away from home and toward […]