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.
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
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.
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
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.
May 10th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 7, in which Stephen is martyred, and John 14, in which Jesus claims to be the way, the truth, and the life. How do we respond when we hear that there is a God, and that we're not him? We can put our fingers in our ears, or we can repent and beg for a savior. The Good News is that Jesus, that savior, is always there for us.
Acts 7, John 14
May 3rd, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on John 10, in which Jesus refers to himself both as an open gate and a good shepherd. What Jesus is teaching us is that he's everything to us, and he is the source of our safety.
April 26th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Peter 1, in which the people are told that an impartial God will inspire "reverent fear." Our God, though, is both impartial (judging everyone fairly) and partial (loving only his righteous son). The Good News is that Jesus has covered us by his sacrifice for us, and for the sins of the world.
1 Peter 1