July 7th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 2 Kings 5 in which the leper Naaman is angry that instead of being commanded to do a difficult thing to procure his healing, he is asked to do an easy thing instead. We who are saved by the grace of God are the recipients of an easy thing--a free gift--but it was not easy nor free for our savior, Jesus Christ.
2 Kings 5
June 30th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Galatians 5, in which Paul contrasts the fruit of the Spirit with the works of the flesh. Contrary to popular belief, Christianity isn't about doing. It's about being...dead. Dead, that is, and then raised to new life.
June 23rd, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Galatians 3, in which Paul explains to Christians that they don't have to work anymore to get close to God. It is God's job, in Christ, to get close to them.
June 16th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches on Trinity Sunday about the "demonic trinity": sin, death, and the devil. Christ's accomplishments on the cross (in the past) defeat all three, and make a life of peace possible in the present and in the future.
June 9th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Pentecost Sunday about the Holy Spirit's deeds of power: first, he convicts us of our sin, then he participates in our redemption, and then he guarantees that it is really accomplished.
John 16, Acts 2, 2 Corinthians 5
June 2nd, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on John 17, in which Jesus prays that his disciples be one. That's bad news and Good News: the bad news is that the law makes us one in our sin, while the Good News is that the Gospel makes us one in our salvation.
May 26th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on John 14, in which Jesus tell us that if we love him, we will keep his commandments. What kind of love is this? Is the truest love one that is connected to deeds or one that is separated from all deserving?
May 19th, 2019
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 11, in which Peter has a vision about the Good News being available to the Gentiles. This doesn't mean that you're okay no matter who you are, it means that, no matter who you are, Jesus is for you.