Sermons from November 2017

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Hard Sayings of Jesus “Woe to You!”


As I studied the life of Christ, one impression about Jesus struck me more forcefully than any other.  We have tamed him.  The Jesus I learned about as a child was sweet and inoffensive, the kind of person whose lap you’d want to climb on.  Mister Rogers with a beard.  Indeed, Jesus did have qualities […]

Hard Sayings of Jesus “Love Your Enemies”


Sermon ‘Crumbs’ In worship we’ll read two paragraphs from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, but Pastor Ken will preach from the second of these only: Matthew 5:43-48.  The first paragraph, verses 38-42 are similar in theme, and similarly hard to put into practice.  It helps to know that Jesus uses hyperbole in this section of […]

The Cross “The Conquest of Evil”


As our Lord “was suspended there, bound hand and foot to the wood in apparent weakness, [the rulers and authorities] imagined they had Him at their mercy, and flung themselves upon Him with hostile intent. But, far from suffering their assault without resistance, He grappled with them and mastered them, stripping them of all the […]