September 6th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Matthew 18, Jesus' plan for discipline in the church. Is there any Good News here? Yes! The church disciplines itself because of the Gospel, to enable the preaching of the Gospel, and then proclaims that Gospel to people, both within and without. And Jesus' forgiveness is what makes it all possible.
August 30th, 2020
Bishop Quigg Lawrence of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope preaches a sermon on Matthew 16, in which Peter rebukes Jesus. Our human impulse is to try to tell God what should be done...to put ourselves on the throne. But this is bondage. True freedom comes from allowing Christ to be King.
August 23rd, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Isaiah 51, in which the prophet tells the people seeking after righteousness that they should keep their eyes on God. This is in contrast to the world's advice ("you do you") and false religion's advice ("become a better you"). The Gospel is that Christ has raised the dead you to new life.
August 16th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 45, in which Joseph forgives his brothers, and Matthew 15, in which Jesus talks about what makes a person unclean. The bad news is that the problem is our hearts. The Good News is that our true measure is not how good our hearts are, but how much we've been forgiven.
Genesis 45, Matthew 15
August 9th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 37, in which Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers. Our two great mistakes are thinking that we're not desperate sinners, and that God is not that profound a savior. Both are untrue. God meets our great sin with, in Jesus Christ, even greater saving grace.
August 2nd, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Isaiah 55, in which the prophet tells the people not to work for what they can get for free, and Matthew 14, in which Jesus miraculously feeds a hungry crowd. There are two potential paths to satisfaction: the world's and Jesus. Jesus satisfies, and only Jesus satisfies.
Isaiah 55, Matthew 14
July 26th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Genesis 29, in which Jacob loves Rachel more than Leah. Our God, though, does not choose like Jacob, choosing beauty over ugly. Our God chooses ugliness and sinners, showing the extent of his grace.
July 19th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Matthew 13, in which Jesus teaches a parable about wheat and weeds. The Good News is that we don't have to be the saviors, creating a perfect world by pulling out all the weeds. The Good News is that we have a savior who is not us.