Media

Sermon

Good News and Good Soil

July 12th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Matthew 13, in which Jesus tells (and interprets) the parable of the sower. If we look closely at this story, we will see that there is Good News for those of us worried about what kind of soil we've been sown on. There is Good News for sinners.

Matthew 13

Sermon

A Miraculous Intervention

June 28th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 22, in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Like Abraham in this awful moment, we need a miraculous intervention from God. There is Good News: like Abraham, we get just such an intervention.

Genesis 22

Sermon

A Double Dose of Good News

June 21st, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Romans 6, in which Paul wonders if Christians should keep on sinning to get more and more access to God's grace. Of course not, he says. And then, he does something incredible: to combat sin, he preaches even more Good News.

Romans 6

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The Things that are Not

June 14th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 18, in which Sarah laughs at God's suggestion that she and Abraham will have a son. God, however, is faithful and a promise-keeper in the face of her faithlessness. This is Good News for us: God brings something out of nothing, life out of death, and a family from a barren womb.

Genesis 18

Sermon

God Above You, For You, and With You

June 7th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 1, in which God creates, and Matthew 28, in which Jesus commissions his disciples. What does it mean that God is a trinity, three and one? It's Good News: it means he is your creator, your redeemer, and your sustainer, all at once.

Genesis 1, Matthew 28

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One at the Foot of the Cross

May 31st, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 2 for Pentecost Sunday, in which the Holy Spirit is released into the world. How can our fractured world be redeemed? By the release of the Holy Spirit through the proclamation of the Good News about Jesus Christ.

Acts 2

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A Victory for Sufferers

May 24th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Peter 4 and 5, in which the apostle tells his readers to rejoice in their sufferings, and John 17, in which Jesus prays for his disciples just before his arrest. There is Good News for sufferers: you are never alone, and your battle is already won in Christ.

1 Peter 4, 1 Peter 5, John 17

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The Resurrection is his Name

May 17th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 17, in which Paul preaches to the Athenians in the Areopagus. Their urge to worship, he says, is correct...it's just aimed in the wrong direction. Paul gives them the name to worship: Jesus Christ, the one who was raised from the dead for the sins of the world.

Acts 17