May 20, 2019
A sheet lowers from the heavens like some kind of movie screen and the film that plays blows Peter’s mind. It leads to Peter to accept the most unlikely dinner invitation ever. Peter is about to go into the home of the enemy and sit down at a table where they eat the wrong food in the wrong order after praying the wrong prayers. What gift do you bring for the hosts of a dinner like this? You have to hear this to believe it!
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18; John 13:31-35
Song: "Our God" written by C. Tomlin, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
May 13, 2019
What does it mean that we are called sheep? This is such an odd analogy these days, as we are pretty far away from sheep herding here in the suburbs. What does this HUGE promise given to us today have to do with sheep anyway?
Scripture: Psalm 23; John 10:22-30
Song: "Savior's Arms" written by B. Fielding, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
May 6, 2019
Easter changes everything. That may or may not strike you as good news. After all, maybe you like your life the way it is. Maybe you have a good job and a nice home and some great hobbies and you are not interested in someone upsetting the way things are. So I’ll say it again, Easter changes everything.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-6; John 21:1-19
Song: "Christ Is Risen" written by B. Johnson, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
April 29, 2019
As we do from time to time, we put the usual preaching schedule on hold while we explore public theology together. We will again field questions from the congregation around the theme of things that cause us to doubt or to question. Thomas isn’t a bad guy, he’s a lot like most of us, just wanting the same experience of resurrection that everyone else has already gotten. This is what happened at our 10:30am worship service...
Scripture: John 20:19-29
April 29, 2019
As we do from time to time, we put the usual preaching schedule on hold while we explore public theology together. We will again field questions from the congregation around the theme of things that cause us to doubt or to question. Thomas isn’t a bad guy, he’s a lot like most of us, just wanting the same experience of resurrection that everyone else has already gotten. This is what happened at our 9:00am worship service...
Scripture: John 20:19-29
April 22, 2019
Jesus is risen! YEY! YEYEYEYEYEY! It feels like this day mostly speaks for itself, but what does this good news mean for us today? Luke’s account of the resurrection has some unique details.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12
Song: "Joyful, Joyful" written by C. Hall, H. Van Dyke, et al. performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
April 15, 2019
Today, we hear the passion narrative from the gospel of Luke as reading and Gospel and sermon...
Scripture: Luke 22-23
Song: "Sins Are Stones" written by J.M. McMillan; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
April 9, 2019
Jesus gets into a conversation about waste and worship and wealthy and poor with his disciples today. He ends it with a familiar phrase “the poor will always be with us. What does it mean for us, as followers of Jesus who want to work against poverty, that the poor will be with us? Does it directly contradict our work? Why do anything if it won’t make a difference? What if we have been reading this one wrong the whole time?
Scripture: Phil 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8
Song: "Unashamed" written by D. McKelvey, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
April 1, 2019
Our lives are shaped by the places we have called home along the way. But those places tend to change over time and we certainly change as well. Today we will explore how our Christian faith might affect the ways we think about home, and whether or not we can go there again.
Scripture: Psalm 32, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Song: "You've Set Me Free" written by Nate Bergengren; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
March 25, 2019
The world is a broken place. We are broken people. You feel it. We struggle to make sense of it, and when things get really bad it’s old habit to think that hardship and tragedy are God’s way of punishment. Frankly, it’s easier to think that sin causes suffering, and if we just make good choices, follow the right path, we can avoid it altogether. But it’s Lent, and Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem to do away with this whole idea--make a new way and give us something better. Now, the question is: what are we going to do about it?
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
Song: "Reckless Love" written by C. Culver, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band