Jill walks through the "hinge" of the Lord's Prayer with us, and explains why a slasher film from her teens is a great metaphor for evil. Martin Luther and Nadia Bolz-Weber join the ride... Oh! Also! Palm Sunday!
1 Peter 3, Ephesians 4, Revelation 1
A sermon about how Jesus broke down death's gates and plundered it for all it's worth.
Two Books Referenced this Week, Click Below to View Amazon Page
Art Featured in Sermon on "The Harrowing of Hell"
Because we are in summer, our "Ordinary Time", we have no audio recordings of the Sunday gatherings. However Kevin is very proud of himself for actually writing a whole sermon down on paper! So you can read the sermon by clicking anywhere in this over-explaining paragraph.
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One of the most helpful resources I've found for learning about gentrification is the podcast "There Goes the Neighborhood"
Article quotes in the sermon (warning, very strong language) "The Hamilton Institute: This Is How We Welcome You"
I read this book a few weeks ago and it is one of the best, and most accessible, resources on the devil and spiritual warfare. It even ties in to the broader "powers and principalities" theme of the sermon. Click here to buy "Reviving Old Scratch" by Richard Beck.
Our friend Mark Scandrette came to town for the weekend, and did an interview with us as a part of our Sunday gathering. This week’s podcast is made up of a short sermon by Kevin, followed by the interview with Mark, and concludes with a targum by Paige Louter, and a song lead by Aaron Craig.
Interview with Mark starts 24 minutes in.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Targum written and read by Paige Louter
1 Corinthians 8 and 10, Revelation 2 and 3, Daniel 7
This sermon got the most feedback (positive AND negative) of any sermon preached at Eucharist! It’s about one of the ways that spiritual warfare presents itself in our culture.
Reading by Terri Drumm is from her blog post “Our weird relationship with clothing”
Sandy Reynolds read for Mother’s Day from the blog “The Messy Middle”
This sermon is a “re-preach” of an earlier sermon at Eucharist. You can re-listen to the original sermon (from March 2012) by clicking here!
Acts 8, John 14
If you were to ask me a few years ago what I was afraid of I would have probably said failure, but I’ve failed plenty of times, and now I’m not so scared of it.
I might have said weakness, but I’ve learned that God is with us even more in our weakness than in our strengths.
I might have said the devil or demons, and sure, that’s a frightening thing, but it’s not what I’m most afraid of.
This is a sermon about what I am most afraid of.
Music led by Justine Lodder - starts 49 minutes in.
Matthew 4, Deuteronomy 6 & 8
The fifthteenth sermon of our 23 week series “Setting the Table” - exploring the narrative of Scripture.
Jesus comes out of Egypt, goes through the waters of Baptism, and enters the desert to fast for 40 days. It is at this point, when Jesus is most weak, that the tempter appears.
What we have in Matthew 4 is a cosmic battle between good and evil, faith and doubt, greed and trust; a battle that will determine the fate of Jesus’ ministry, and of the world itself.