Conflict is everywhere. It is enough to make someone who claims to believe in the resurrection hesitate for a second. But God isn't done with this world yet and God isn't done with us. Peace! God desires peace for us. Shalom. Matthew 5 offers a picture of what we are supposed to do with all this conflict (even if we are more apt to participate than respond). If you want to hear my sermon about it, you can click here or listen below.
What is the opposite of faith? Lots of people will tell you doubt. But we all doubt. And we give people who voice their doubts a lot of grief. Right? Poor Thomas. Well I think sometimes these people are just saying what everyone else is thinking. We actually have a lot to learn from Thomas. If you want to hear my sermon about it, you can click here or listen below.
Christians loooooove to make a big deal about this guy coming back from the dead. Well, at least we talk about it. But the truth? In a lot of peoples' lives it is just an idle tale. It is entertaining maybe but it hasn't changed their lives at all. Others will say this is the greatest story ever. He is risen! If you want to hear my sermon about it, you can click here or listen below.
Once upon a time folks just assumed you loved yourself. And yeah, science can make a wonderful case for your desire for self-preservation. But what if you don't love yourself? What if you are trapped by some mechanic of your own design? I preached this sermon on Good Friday and looked at how Jesus comes to Jerusalem to set us free. Maybe he could even set us free from ourselves? You can click here or listen below.