Seeing God in a Kernel of Wheat

Missionary, advocate, and truth-teller Alison Witt steps into the Eucharist pulpit to offer some honest and challenging thoughts about following the Jesus who falls to the ground like a seed.

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What Do You Expect?

2015.03.01 - Kevin Makins - The Church Calendar

What Do You Expect?

Mark 8:31-38

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A sermon on suffering, following Jesus, and how our expectations shape us.

Also featuring a short parable by Danny Blank, Stephen Edwards, and the Eucharist Kids about the “Ontario Basketball Assocation”!

The text:

Mark 8:31-38

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Mustard Seeds. - The Spiritual Discipline of Just Showing Up


2013.03.10 - Kevin Makins - Mustard Seeds.

The Spiritual Discipline of Just Showing Up

Luke 14

“… the greatest spiritual discipline isn’t praying the daily office, or eating a vegan lifestyle. The greatest spiritual discipline is actually just showing up.”

Music led by Joel Cumby and Dave Hamilton - starts 38 minutes in.

Mustard Seeds. - You Don't Get To Know


2013.02.17 - Kevin Makins - Mustard Seeds.

You Don’t Get To Know

Mark 4

Anyone else feel super guilty that they don’t do all that they should in order to love God and others more? 

Anyone else feel completely overwhelmed by all the ways this world is busted and broken and falling apart? 

Anyone else ever tempted to just give up, eat some snacks and play video games for the rest of the month?

Ya, me too.

Music led by Aaron Craig - starts 33 minutes in.

Liturgy: Why We Gather and Why It Matters - Giving


2012.10.21 - Kevin Makins- Liturgy: Why We Gather and Why It Matters


Luke 12, Luke 16

This was the one sermon that I desperately didn’t want to preach.

Because seriously… it’s weird to talk about money.

But Jesus was never afraid to talk about money. In fact Jesus knew that where our money is, our heart would be. And so we have to talk about money, because we need to talk about the heart.

So what is giving, and why is it an important part of our liturgy? 

Also, I lost my notes this week… and so that was interesting… I must have REALLY NOT wanted to preach on money.

Music starts 46 minutes in.