10/27/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Relatively Righteous”
Sermon – Relatively Righteous
Luke 18: 9-14. This week’s gospel continues a series of parables that cut against the grain of our conventional ideas of righteousness. Jesus tells the story of two men: One who does everything he’s supposed to do, even above and beyond, and the other who is a sinner and knows it. But when the two men open their hearts before God, the results are surprising.
Scripture – Luke 18: 9-14
10/20/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Persistent Grace”
Sermon – Persistent Grace
Luke 18: 1-8. Our gospel for this Sunday describes what can happen when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. A widow brings a legal case to a judge who refuses to act, but the widow refuses to give up. She keeps coming and insisting that he do what is right, and, in the end, the judge gives in, simply because the woman has worn him out.
Scripture – Luke 18: 1-8
10/13/13 – Earl Butler – “Transition”
Sermon – Transition
Matthew 28: 1-10, 16-20. In our gospel this Sunday we learn that between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension was a time of transition of forty days, when doubts were erased and the disciples were instructed to share the good news with the world.
Scripture – Matthew 28: 1-10, 16-20
10/6/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Ordinary Faith”
Sermon – Ordinary Faith
Luke 17: 3-10. In our gospel text Jesus speaks to the disciples about forgiveness, faith and duty. They doubt they can do as he bids, but Jesus assures them that even a little faith will make possible what seems beyond us otherwise.
Scripture – Luke 17: 3-10