Sermons from October 2017

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Hard Sayings of Jesus “Jesus Curses a Tree”


Sermon Crumbs  Here are some Scripture references for those who want to dig deeper into the background for this morning’s sermon. The fig tree was sometimes a symbol for the people of God: Jeremiah 8:13; 24:1-10; Hosea 9:10; 16-17; Joel 1:7; Micah 7:1-6; Luke 13:6-9.  Fruit is sometimes a metaphor for behavior God desires.  See […]

Hard Sayings of Jesus “A Sin God Won’t Forgive?”


Sermon Text: Matthew 12:22-32 “If Jesus was really bringing God’s kingdom into reality, refusing to recognize it means cutting yourself off from its effects, of which forgiveness is one of the chief ones.” (N.T. Wright) “This saying about the unforgivable sin is a wake-up call to the arrogant, not a bogey to frighten those of tender conscience.” (R.T. France) […]