4/24/11 – Jonathan Chute – “First Sight”
Sermon – First Sight
John 20: 1-18. This Sunday we celebrate the central truth of the Christian story – that God’s grace is more powerful than sin and death.
Scripture – John 20: 1-18
4/17/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Broken”
Sermon – Broken
Matthew 26 and 27. This Sunday morning we move through a series of readings which take us through the passion and death of Jesus. Our text includes several brief episodes from the last day of Jesus’ life. The grace of God is present in each of these events, though it shines through them quite differently.
Scripture – Matthew 26 and 27
4/10/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Leaving the Tomb”
Sermon – Leaving the Tomb
John 11: 1-45. The stakes are getting higher, and the sense of anticipation and anxiousness of those around Jesus is growing. In our gospel we learn that Lazarus, Jesus’ friend, is sick, and by the time Jesus arrives Lazarus is dead and buried. Jesus mourns, along with the friends and family gathered at the tomb. But he has something else in mind.
Scripture – John 11: 1-45
4/3/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Not Everyone Sees”
Sermon – Not Everyone Sees
John 9: 1-41. This week’s gospel tells of the controversy around the healing of a blind man on the Sabbath. Though the gift of sight could be seen as an occasion for rejoicing, some saw only the breaking of a Sabbath law and missed this example of God’s grace.
Scripture – John 9: 1-41