Jesus Divides, Jesus Saves

August 18th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Jeremiah 23, in which the prophet compares prophets who tell their own dreams to preachers who proclaim the word of God. The news is bad and good: bad, in that God has spoken, and we are found wanting. Good, in that Christ has come to save sinners.

Jeremiah 23


From Groundbreaking to Grand Opening

August 11th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Hebrews 11, in which God's faithful promise-keeping is illustrated through a description of the city promised to Abraham and his descendants and the fact that Sarah's barren womb is able to give Abraham descendants at all. Faith is of utmost importance, but it is God's faith that matters, not yours.

Hebrews 11


Out of Whoredom

August 4th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Hosea 1, in which the prophet is told to marry Gomer, a "woman of whoredom." God is illustrating what it's like for him to be in relationship with us, his sinful people. But there is Good News: God will rescue us, at great cost, and remain faithful even when we are not.

Hosea 1


An Extravagant Giver

July 28th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 11, in which Jesus teaches the disciples about prayer. What kind of listener is God? What kind of gift-giver? The Good News is that God is not like us: we give reluctantly; God gives overflowingly. We give after being hounded; God gives immediately. We give to people we think deserve it; God gives to the undeserving. We give when there's something in it for us; God gives everything--the life of his beloved son.

Luke 11


Company is Coming

July 21st, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 10, in which Jesus is a guest in Mary and Martha's home. Martha works, Mary sits, and Jesus says that Mary has chosen the better part. The Good News is that we already have Jesus for us and there is no more work to be done.

Luke 10


Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed, Forgiven

July 14th, 2019

Micah Childs, Senior Warden of Grace Church, preaches a sermon on Colossians 1, in which Paul greets this church in a letter from his prison cell. What good news does he share with them? That Christ has done everything for them: rescued them from their enemy, transferred them into his kingdom, redeemed them from their sin, and forgiven their every transgression. This is Good News indeed.

Colossians 1


Wash and be Clean

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


Christianity is About Being Dead

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.

Galatians 5