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Sermons from March 2013

…on the third day he rose again from the dead…

Expectations – Expectations have everything to do with how we experience the world around us and the events we encounter. Sometimes our expectations will miss the mark and we’ll be surprised – either for the better or for the worse. Other times our expectations can serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy and we’ll get just what…

…He descended into Hell…

The story is a little out of order tonight. This day – Maundy Thursday – is intended to commemorate the last night before Jesus died, focusing on the Last Supper. Tomorrow – Good Friday – we remember Jesus’ death; and Saturday – the “silent” day when nothing seems to be happening in the story –…

…and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord…

The Apostles’ Creed is like an ancient road map of the Christian faith, written by the church in the first couple hundred years after Jesus died. Jesus himself did not put out formal doctrinal statements, either about himself, the world, God, or anything else. Rather he lived a life, taught in metaphors and parables, and…

The Forgiveness of Sins

We’re almost finished with our journey through the Apostle’s Creed, and along the way we have gone through controversial lines, misunderstood lines, historical lines, and confusing/impossible lines. And it seems to me at first glance that “the forgiveness of sins” seems to be in the wrong place. Shouldn’t it be in one of the first…

…Creator of Heaven and Earth…

The version of the creed that many of us may be familiar with, says “Maker” rather than “Creator.” And there is an important distinction between these two. To make suggests making something out of something else the way a person makes wooden boxes out of wood. To create suggesting making something out of nothing the…