How to be Angry at Religious Insitutions, or, "Don't Woe Me If You Don't Know Me"

How to be Angry at Religious Insitutions, or, "Don't Woe Me If You Don't Know Me"

Give 'Em Hell
Matthew 23:1-14
Kevin Makins

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Ever been angry at bad religion? Ever felt like priorities in the church were misaligned or hypocritical? Ever wanted to protest and raise your voice about it?

Jesus shows us that our anger matters, and he shows us what to do with it.

Give 'em hell, Jesus!

Evangelism: Why Does Good News Sound So Bad? - So What?


2014.05.04 - Kevin Makins - So What?

Evangelism: Why Does Good News Sound So Bad?

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Mark 1, Matthew 4, 28, Luke 10

Evangelism is when a Christian tells someone about Jesus with the goal of converting them. When I say “evangelism” or “convert” or “repent”, what do you think of?

Do you think of love, and grace, and hospitality, and mutuality? Or do you think of OTHER things?

Like soap-boxes, and protests, and debates, and arguments, and judgement, and fear, and hellfire?

The message of Jesus is supposed to be good news! How did good news start to sound so bad?

And here is the real question: is there a way to reclaim this good news?

Music is led by Aaron Craig and starts 55 minutes in.

Soma: 1 Corinthians - The Coming Fire


2011.11.13 - Kevin Makins - Soma: 1 Corinthians

The Coming Fire

1 Corinthians 3:10-17, Matthew 19, Luke 20, Hebrews 12, 2 Peter 3

An hour and fifteen minutes! That means this sermon is either really boring, or we were talking about something really important.

What is the reason people should follow Jesus? Where is this whole thing heading? What did the prophets, Jesus, and the early church expect God would do?

This week was an endurance run through Jewish expectation, a woman with 7 husbands, shaking things, bees, the foundation on which we stand, and “y'all”.

Oh, and we set some stuff on fire.

Music led by Alex Drumm - starts at 1:05

Kevin Makins - The Things That Make For Peace: Hell

Matthew 25, Revelation 21-22

Jesus teaches us that violence does not win, that true power comes through sacrifice, that there is always a third way; but in the end, does he throw billions of people into fire forever?

In the end, does Jesus return with the biggest sword of all? Does violence truly have the last word?

A sermon about peace, justice, and yes, hell.