Preached on Mark 2:23-3:6 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Arlington Heights on June 3, 2018.
Topics include why we need Sabbath, and also, congregational renewal. What does Jesus invite us to give up to gain healing for all?
Matthew 25: 31-46
If we're all kin, and Jesus is the king of the kin-dom of God, and Jesus rewards sheep, what are we supposed to do?
If the sheep are to visit those in prison, whom have you visited?
If the sheep are to care for the sick, whose health care have to advocated to keep?
If the sheep are to feed the hungry, how much money could you share with a Food Pantry?
If the sheep are to give the thirsty a drink, what clean water projects have you funded?
Are you taking the Bible seriously? Are you part of the Kin-dom of God where you understand yourself in Kinship with all of humanity? Where can taking your faith seriously take you?
Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30. What talents do you have for God? Are you hiding them? Find out below, and be sure to share your results with Pastor! Paper copies of the inventory are available at church. If you're an online follower, please, still share.
How does Jesus ask us to communicate in churches? Does prayer matter? Find out in this sermon based on Matthew 18:15-20.
The cross is hard. Sometimes I don't want to take it up and follow Jesus. Sometimes I don't want to lose my life and gain it. Often, I don't even know what that means. Listen for stories of people who did just that throughout history. Sermon based on Matthew 16: 21-28. Comment below with your thoughts. Are you able to be a disciple of Jesus and take up a cross? What will be hard about that, and how can work through those hard parts? Let me know!
What does the Gospel reading from Matthew 16:13-20 have to do with Blueberries? Where are you at on this chart? Let us know in the comments!
How understanding our place, Jacob's place, and Jesus' place all leads us to become better disciples and to trust ourselves, each other, and God. Based on Matthew 14:13-21 and Genesis 32:22-3.
Where do you find God? Where can we find God? What do weeds have to do with this? I also comment on what and who church is for in this sermon. Are you part of the community of God? Where do you need to grow?
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