4/29/12 – Jonathan Chute – “Following the Shepherd”
Sermon – Following the Shepherd
John 3: 16-24 & John 10: 11-15. We are encouraged to live out our faith with the courage and compassion of Jesus. The letter known as First John makes the connection between Christ’s love for us, and our love for each other.
Scripture – John 3: 16-24 & John 10: 11-15
3rd Sunday of Easter
4/22/12 – John Kwan – “Paranormal Activity”
Sermon – Paranormal Activity
Luke 24: 36-48. Having first appeared to the women at the tomb and then to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus now at last appears to all his gathered disciples. It is in this final appearance that Jesus helps them to understand what he has been teaching as he prepares them to continue his work and ministry.
Scripture – Luke 24: 36-48
2nd Sunday of Easter
4/15/12 – Jonathan Chute – “Second Thoughts, Second Chances”
Sermon – Second Thoughts, Second Chances
John 20: 19-31. It’s the Sunday after Easter – time for Jesus’ followers to reckon with what the resurrection really means. Our gospel this week describes the appearance of the risen Christ to his disciples.
Scripture – John 20: 19-31
4/8/12 – Jonathan Chute – “Broken Open”
Sermon – Broken Open
Mark 16: 1-8. On the morning of the resurrection three women make their way to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with spices. But when they arrive, they find that the stone is already gone and the tomb is empty. A man in white tells them not to be alarmed … that Jesus has been raised from the dead and will meet them in Galilee. The women are overcome with fear and flee, saying nothing to anyone.
Scripture – Mark 16: 1-8
4/1/12 – Jonathan Chute – “Denied”
Sermon – Denied
Mark 14: 12-72. Our text includes three brief episodes from the last day of Jesus’ life. The first takes place in the evening, as he shares a last supper with his disciples. The second follows in Gethsemane, as Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested by the authorities. Lastly, we watch and wait with Peter, in the courtyard outside where Jesus is being questioned.
Scripture – Mark 14: 12-72