2/28/10 – Diane Rehfield – “Where It Comes From”
Sermon – Where It Comes From
Luke 13: 31-35. This week we find that Jesus has “set his face” toward Jerusalem. He must go there – it is a mission from God, and nothing will stop him. Jesus knows that his death is near, yet his sorrow is not about his own death but rather about the people of Jerusalem.
Scripture – Luke 13: 31-35
2/21/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Lifeline”
Sermon – Lifeline
Luke 4: 1-13. This week brings us to the first Sunday in Lent, the season that follows Jesus through the most challenging days of his life. Following his baptism, Jesus begins his ministry under somewhat trying circumstances. After forty days in the wilderness he is alone and hungry. The devil appears, tempting him to use his power to feed himself, to rule over the world, and to test God’s care. Jesus rejects the offers before him. He knows that he is not alone but is sustained by the grace of God.
Scripture – Luke 4: 1-13
2/14/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Deja View”
Sermon – Deja View
Luke 9: 28-36. This week, our gospel text shows Jesus in a time of transition. Peter has identified him as the Messiah, but he doesn’t really know what that means. Later Jesus takes Peter, James and John with him up a mountain, where he prays. Right before their eyes, his appearance is transformed, and he shines with a bright and holy light. Moses and Elijah are standing by his side, and God’s voice speaks from a cloud. As they leave the mountain, the disciples say nothing about what they have seen.
Scripture – Luke 9: 28-36
2/7/10 – Jonathan Chute – “The Deeper You Go …”
Sermon – The Deeper You Go …
Luke 5: 1-11. This week we follow Jesus to the seashore, where he is preaching the word of God. Surrounded by an eager crowd, he gets into a fishing boat belonging to Simon, James and John, and puts out from the shore. When Jesus is done speaking, he encourages the men to move the boat out into deeper water and let down their nets. When they do, the catch is so large it threatens to sink them all. Then Jesus invites all three to join him in a different kind of fishing.
Scripture – Luke 5: 1-11