Sermon for January 27, 2019

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Scripture Readings Neh. 8:1-10 • Ps. 19:1-14 • 1 Cor. 12:12-31a • Luke 4:14-21 Jesus’ Inaugural Address (Luke 4:14-30) Note to preacher: For the introduction you might talk about inaugural addresses you’ve heard—ones with hollow promises concerning what the speaker says they will do, all the while knowing … Continue reading “Sermon for January 27, 2019”

Sermon for January 20, 2019

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Scripture Readings Isa. 62:1-5 • Ps. 36:5-10 • 1 Cor. 12:1-22 • John 2:1-22 The Woman and the Wine John 2:1-11 (NRSV) Introduction Note to preacher: Brides and grooms often fear something going wrong on their wedding day. As an introduction to this sermon, you might share … Continue reading “Sermon for January 20, 2019”

Sermon for January 13, 2019

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Scripture Readings Isa. 43:1-7 • Ps. 29:1-11 • Acts 8:14-17 • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Jesus, the Demolition Artist (Luke 3:7-17, 21-22) Note to preacher: For the introduction you may want to show a video of a building being demolished through an explosion. Demolition—it’s the necessary job of … Continue reading “Sermon for January 13, 2019”

Sermon for January 6, 2019 (Epiphany)

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Note: January 6, the day of Epiphany, begins a season in the Church calendar also called Epiphany (or Epiphany Season). For a Surprising God article explaining its meaning, click here. Scripture Readings Isa. 60:1-6 • Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14 • Eph. 3:1-12 • Matt. 2:1-12 A Light to … Continue reading “Sermon for January 6, 2019 (Epiphany)”

Sermon for Dec. 30, 2018

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Scripture readings for today: 1 Sam. 2:18-20, 26 • Ps. 148 • Col. 3:12-17 • Luke 2:41-52 The Most Boring Story in the Gospels (Luke 2:41-51) Introduction Note to preacher: You may want to begin this sermon with an anecdote telling about a time you got lost as … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 30, 2018”

Sermon for Dec. 24/25, 2018 (Christmas)

Note: This sermon is for Christmas Eve or Day, which begins the 12 days of the Christmas season (for a Surprising God post about Christmas, click here). A Speaking of Life video and discussion questions are not provided with this sermon. For a Bible Project video exploring Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, click here. Scripture … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 24/25, 2018 (Christmas)”

Sermon for Dec. 23, 2018 (Advent 4)

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Note: This sermon is for the last Sunday of the season of Advent, which spans the four Sundays that precede Christmas day. To read a Surprising God post explaining the meaning of Advent click here. For four GCI-produced videos for Advent, click here. Scripture readings for today: … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 23, 2018 (Advent 4)”

Sermon for Dec. 16, 2018 (Advent 3)

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Note: This sermon is for the third Sunday of the season of Advent, which spans the four Sundays that precede Christmas day. To read a Surprising God post explaining the meaning of Advent click here. For four GCI-produced videos for Advent, click here. Scripture readings for today: … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 16, 2018 (Advent 3)”

Sermon for Dec. 9, 2018 (Advent 2)

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Note: This sermon is for the second Sunday of Advent, the season that spans the four Sundays preceding Christmas day. To read a Surprising God post explaining the meaning of Advent click here. For four GCI-produced videos for Advent, click here. Scripture readings for today: Mal. 3:1-4 … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 9, 2018 (Advent 2)”

Sermon for Dec. 2, 2018 (Advent 1)

Download OptionsMP3MP4Watch on YouTube Jump to Discussion Questions Note: With this sermon we enter the season of Advent, which spans the four Sundays that precede Christmas day. To read a Surprising God post explaining the meaning of Advent click here. For four Advent-themed videos from GCI, click here. Scripture readings for today: Jer. 33:14-16 • … Continue reading “Sermon for Dec. 2, 2018 (Advent 1)”