Jr.'s Sermons

Sinopse

Sermons preached by JR. Forasteros.

Episódios

  • How to Read Legal Code - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Legal Code - How the Bible Works

    12/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    Can we all admit we skip the legal codes in the Bible? It's hard to imagine texts that have less to do with our daily lives... isn't it? How can we read the Bible's legal codes for spiritual formation? Leviticus 19 illustrates just how relevant...

  • How to Read Acts - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Acts - How the Bible Works

    05/07/2020 Duração: 28min

    Acts is a history book. But it’s ancient history that has a clever twist: the main character isn’t Peter, Paul or any other human. Acts is the story of how the Holy Spirit empowers Jesus’ first followers to take his good news to the whole...

  • How to Read Apocalypse - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Apocalypse - How the Bible Works

    28/06/2020 Duração: 39min

    One of the most challenging genres in the Bible is Apocalypse - in large part because it's a genre we don't really use anymore. But surprisingly, political cartoons can help us understand this bizarre biblical genre. We explore Revelation 14 as an...

  • How to Read the Prophets - How the Bible Works

    How to Read the Prophets - How the Bible Works

    21/06/2020 Duração: 36min

    We imagine the Biblical prophets as fortune tellers promising far off blessings. But the prophets were political activists, called to speak truth to power. So how do we read their ancient messages for spiritual formation today?

  • How to Read the Gospels - How the Bible Works

    How to Read the Gospels - How the Bible Works

    14/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    The Gospels are ancient biographies. Their goal is to lead us to imitate Jesus' life. So how do we read the Gospels such that we focus not just on Jesus' death, but his life? How can we learn to imitate Jesus?

  • What is the Bible? - How the Bible Works

    What is the Bible? - How the Bible Works

    07/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    Everyone knows reading Scripture is an important element of a vibrant faith. But can we be honest? The Bible is really confusing. Knowing what we're supposed to take from it is tough. This summer, we're going to explore the Bible by genre, and...

  • Pentecost vs Racism - Winds of Change

    Pentecost vs Racism - Winds of Change

    31/05/2020 Duração: 38min

    In the last month, violence against Black Americans has once again been undeniable. How ought the Church to respond to racism in our day and time? Pentecost Sunday – the birthday of the Church, and the day we celebrate receiving the Holy Spirit –...

  • The Spotter - Winds of Change

    The Spotter - Winds of Change

    24/05/2020 Duração: 35min

    Facing the pain of the world is daunting, and can feel impossible. But the Holy Spirit knows what we're called to, and empowers us when that calling pushes us to our limit!

  • The Gifter - Winds of Change

    The Gifter - Winds of Change

    17/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    God gives us the ability to participate in the Church by empowering us. These abilities are gifts from the Holy Spirit. These gifts enable us to serve each other, to imitate Jesus. So... how do they work?

  • The Gardener - Winds of Change

    The Gardener - Winds of Change

    10/05/2020 Duração: 30min

    God calls us to be loving, joyful, peace-making, patient, kind, generous, gentle, faithful and self-controlled. This list of virtues is as inspiring as it is intimidating. Which of us can say we’re any of these, let alone all of them? Paul’s...

  • Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - Winds of Change

    Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - Winds of Change

    03/05/2020 Duração: 34min

    God forgives anything... except blaspheming the Holy Spirit. What does that mean, exactly? And why is that particular sin unforgiveable? Believe it or not... the answer is actually really good news about how the Holy Spirit works to rescue us.

  • The Judge - Winds of Change

    The Judge - Winds of Change

    26/04/2020 Duração: 35min

    We like rules because they make things black and white. But real life is full-color, and knowing what’s right can feel nearly impossible sometimes. Jesus describes the Holy Spirit as our judge, the one who reveals both sin and righteousness to the...

  • The Advocate - Winds of Change

    The Advocate - Winds of Change

    19/04/2020 Duração: 30min

    None of us likes to feel put on the spot, singled out or attacked. That's part of what makes sharing our faith so scary - who knows how people are going to react! But before Jesus left us, he promised the Holy Spirit would be our Advocate. What does...

  • A Breath of Fresh Air - Winds of Change

    A Breath of Fresh Air - Winds of Change

    12/04/2020 Duração: 33min

    The first Easter was a time of fear and isolation. In other words, we have a lot more in common with the disciples on that first Easter than we usually do, when Easter is a big party in our church buildings. So what can we learn from that first...

  • Laodicea: The Self-Sufficient Church - Under Pressure

    Laodicea: The Self-Sufficient Church - Under Pressure

    05/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    How much of our life actually involves Jesus? Is he essential or a mascot? The church at Laodicea paid Jesus lip service, but when he came to town, they left him out in the cold. On this Palm Sunday, how can we be sure we're welcoming Jesus as our...

  • Philadelphia: The Weak Church - Under Pressure

    Philadelphia: The Weak Church - Under Pressure

    29/03/2020 Duração: 31min

    How does a Church measure success? Is it with numbers? Activities? Size? By any of those measures, the church at Philadelphia was a failure – and yet Jesus praised them more highly than any of the other churches. What can we learn about how to be...

  • Sardis: The Dead Church - Under Pressure

    Sardis: The Dead Church - Under Pressure

    22/03/2020 Duração: 26min

    What does it mean for a church to have a good reputation in the world? After all, reputation is rooted in values, and what should matter to a church isn't always what matters to Jesus. The Church in Sardis got it wrong; how can we get it right?

  • Thyatira: The Divided Church - Under Pressure

    Thyatira: The Divided Church - Under Pressure

    15/03/2020

    Part of the pain of growing older is learning the world isn't as black and white as we thought it was. We struggle to navigate a life - and a faith - that is messier than we wish it were. The Church in Thyatira faced similar problems - with...

  • Pergamum: The Compromised Church - Under Pressure

    Pergamum: The Compromised Church - Under Pressure

    08/03/2020 Duração: 35min

    How often do we examine the roots of our values? Why do we really care about the things we care about? How did we decide what our vision for the Good Life is? Christians in Pergamum had the same problem we do – they assumed the values of their...

  • Smyrna: The Weird Church - Under Pressure

    Smyrna: The Weird Church - Under Pressure

    01/03/2020 Duração: 37min

    Christians have always had a reputation for being a little weird. But how exactly are we supposed to be different from the culture around us? And what does that cost us?

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