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Your Faithfulness is in His Wounds

April 28th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on John 20, in which Jesus appears to Thomas, who doubted his resurrection. We are all like Thomas, and the Good News is that Jesus shows up to the faithless, offering us his wounds and thereby giving us the faith we lack.

John 20

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Never a Soap Opera: Easter Day

April 21st, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches an Easter sermon on Mark 16, in which the resurrected Jesus leaves a message for his disciples, and Peter. It's a message filled with hope: despite our broken promises, Jesus is a promise-keeper.

Mark 16

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Jesus Was Thirsty: A Sermon for Good Friday

April 19th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon for Good Friday, when Jesus gave his life for the sins of the world. When he proclaimed his thirst, it was proof that he was really a human, really suffering and dying, and really accomplishing the salvation of sinners.

Sermon

On the Back of a Donkey: The Bishop's Sermon for Palm Sunday

April 14th, 2019

During his visitation, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Steven A. Breedlove, Bishop of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope, preaches a sermon for Palm Sunday.

Luke 19

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Towers of Trash and a New Resume

April 7th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Philippians 3, in which Paul says that all of his many accomplishments are like garbage compared to the value of knowing Christ. All of our efforts to build ourselves up are for nothing; our accomplishments are given to us by Christ.

Philippians 3

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God Doesn’t Wait on the Porch

March 31st, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 15, in which Jesus tells the famous parable of the prodigal son. What new thing can possibly be said about a story this old and well-known? Well, we don't look for new stories to tell, in fact. We tell--and retell--the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

Luke 15

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A Big Smiley-Face in the Sky

March 24th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 13:1-9, in which Jesus tells a parable about an unfruitful fig tree. How are we to react when Jesus tells stories about the righteous anger of God poured out in his judgment of sin? We are to cling to the Good News! We have an intercessor, a savior, who steps between our sin and an angry God. It is Jesus who redeems us.

Luke 13

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The Imitation Game

March 17th, 2019

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Philippians 3:17-4:1, in which Paul tells his readers that they should imitate...him? The Good News that Paul proclaims to us is that we don't have to "live up" to our savior. Our savior comes down to us.

Philippians 3,4