Children’s Sermon: “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!”

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!” Revelation 21:10-22:5 Sixth Sunday of Easter May 5, 2013 First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN Morning, guys.  So, I wanted to ask you all: are you afraid of the dark?  When I was your age, my Mom and Dad had a nighlight in my room, because I was scared of the dark.  Actually, the dark still kind of scares me.  When I would visit my relatives in Louisiana, they lived in the country, far away from street lights and the roads could get really dark and scary. So there was this guy named John who … Continue reading Children’s Sermon: “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!”

The Four Misconceptions of the Prodigal Son

I’m preaching next Sunday and the gospel text is the Parable of the Prodigal Son.  Bible Scholar Kenneth Bailey brings a different perspective of the famous story grounded in the context of Middle Eastern culture. h/t Michael Kruse Continue reading The Four Misconceptions of the Prodigal Son

Sunday Sermon: May 2, 2010

I usually post my sermons soon after I preach them, but for some reason I didn’t post this one last year.  I filled in for the pastor at Plymouth Creek Christian Church in Plymouth, MN.  Part of the reason I share this now is that I want to tell part of the ongoing story of the church that I serve at and how God is at work at this urban church. “Young Trees” John 13:31-35, Acts 11:1-18 May 2, 2010 Plymouth Creek Christian Church Plymouth, Minnesota   How do you transform a church?  That’s the question I’ve been trying to … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: May 2, 2010