3/28/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Somewhere in the Middle”
Sermon – Somewhere in the Middle
Luke Chp 22 & 23, selections. From triumph to tragedy, courage and compassion to betrayal and fear, the events of Jesus’ last days embody a wide range of human experience. In the midst of the crisis and chaos of his arrest, trial, and crucifixion, we are reminded of the central themes of his life: He cares for his followers. He is fervent in prayer. He is seen as a threat by those in power. He acts calmly, and intentionally, refusing to be swayed by fear. He offers forgiveness and hope, even to the end.
Scripture – Luke Chp 22 & 23
3/21/10 – Youth Sunday
Youth Sunday – Sermon 1
Sean Lorentzen – “Sermon on Philippians 3: 4b-14.”
Youth Sunday – Sermon 2
Hannah Chute – “Sermon on John 12: 1-8”
Youth Sunday – Sermon 3
Jeff Painter – “Sermon on Philippians 3: 4b-14.”
Philippians 3: 4b-14. In Philippians, Paul uses his own life as an example to encourage the Pilippians to focus on what is to come rather than on what has already been accomplished.
Scripture – Philippians 3: 4b-14
3/14/10 – Jonathan Chute – “It Runs in the Family”
Sermon – It Runs in the Family
Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32. This week Jesus shares one of his most beloved, and most distressing stories, the parable of the Prodigal Son. This very familiar tale actually begins “There was a man who had two sons.” As the story unfolds, it’s not so clear whether the parable is about the younger brother, the older brother, or the father who refuses to let either of them out of the reach of his love.
Scripture – Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32
3/07/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Fixing Blame”
Sermon – Fixing Blame
Luke 13: 1-5. This week in the sanctuary… Jesus discusses two disasters – one caused by humans, and the other, natural. Where some might blame the victims for what happened, Jesus does not. Instead, he suggests that these are occasions for us to reflect on what really counts in our lives.
Scripture – Luke 13: 1-5