Sermons on Discipleship

Sermons on Discipleship

Navigating Weird World

Stepping Out

Second Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said…

Death Becomes Us

Fifth Sunday in Lent Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 12:1-8 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas…

Digging Deep

 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Worship Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 1 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out…

Drinking From the Water

Seventh Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 15:56 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 1 1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *       nor lingered in the way of sinners,       nor sat in the seats of the scornful!2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *       and they meditate on his law day and night.3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,   bearing fruit in due…

Glory Days

The Second Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 16:46 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get…

Get It Together!

The Last Sunday After Epiphany Sermon Starts at 09:52 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 9:2-9 2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us…

You’re Dying to Meet Me

Third Sunday After the Epiphany Sermon starts at 15:30 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen.17And Jesus said to…

Dying for Change

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Genesis 22:1-14 1 After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 2He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’ 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his…