SERMONS & LITURGIES
Sunday September 6th
2020-08-09 Pentecost 10 FINAL
Chris, me, will be on vacation from July 17th for a month. I plan to publish sermons for the next 5 Sundays before I start my vacation.
June 28th, Pentecost
Preamble:I am frustrated when I go to church and the preacher doesn’t help me understand the most difficult bible passage. I think they are being ‘chicken’. Which is what I did this week! I am sorry. I did make notes for a sermon on the Romans reading but my attention kept turning to Psalm 13.
The message of Romans chapter 6 verses 12-23 is straightforward.
There are sins like unloving actions and words. And there is SIN, which is a power against love in your life. Paul is talking about “SIN” as a power exerted against you and against love.
You can stop sinning because of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. You died with him and you rose with him. I cannot answer the question “How?”. You are dead to the power of SIN, so you can say, “NO!”, and hold Christ in your attention and He will start you thinking of something else. verse 14, 22 etc.
You have the power to be good, do good, say and think good things, because Jesus rose from death and took you with him on the cross, and Jesus took you with him into death and into resurrection – I cannot answer the question “How?”. But I know that God can live in you and give you power to be good. verse 14
You can choose to be loving or not. You have many opportunities in daily life. What Paul wants us to know is that we can be good, we can be loving – just trust Jesus and he will transform you from the inside out.
June 21st Pentecost 3
Pentecost 3A Readings and sermon
Chris and Sasha for Pent. 3 June 21st
June 14th 2020
Hi Emmanuel and Friends, This week the sermon is based on Romans chapter 5 verses 1-11, in particular verses 3-4. These verses and passage give us a fresh way of thinking about our suffering and trials and that we endure them with Jesus, who understands our troubled hearts.