Amos

It’s a challenging message I have the opportunity to give at The River Church in Chaska, MN on Sunday. It’s one of those sermons that humbles my heart. The sermon-style at The River is unique… it is not a “teaching” preaching, but rather more of a guided-discussion, with interactive questions …

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Temple Mount Sermon

Some Clutter, Some Fig Puns, and the Temple Mount Video from my sermon on Mark 11 from Hosanna-Shakopee Here’s my 2nd sermon in Hosanna‘s “Peaks of Scripture” series. I also gave a version of this message to the incoming students at Crown College. This one, about Jesus cleansing the Temple, …

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Transfiguration Sermon

The Cubs, A Proposal, and the Mount of Transfiguration Video from my sermon on Mark 9 from Hosanna!-Shakopee. I was invited to preach a couple of times at Hosanna!-Shakopee this summer. What an honor. We have a long, beautiful history with Hosanna! (including being married there back in 1994!). I’ve …

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Fostering the Good Fight

… continued from PART 1: Festering the Argumentative Spirit …   One of my kids declared once that they wanted to be a famous movie star. I said, “Okay, how could you make that happen.” Their response was, ”Well, maybe I could do something funny, get discovered, and then they’d …

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Festering the Argumentative Spirit

To God, the “adults” in our society must frequently look like a couple of arguing kids. We are a culture consumed with ignorant arguments that only start fights. We are a people overwhelmed by foolish quarrels. The breakdown of civility and the embrace of immaturity reminds me of this video: …

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