This coming Sunday is remarkable for a few reasons.
First, it is Palm Sunday. Which means it is the beginning of a week of remembering the most important events in the history of the world: the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, his last meal with his disciples, his death at the hands of sinful men as the result of a sham sentence in a kangaroo court, his burial by those who loved him, and his resurrection from the dead just three days later. All of it for the salvation and rescue of the world.
Second, it is a Baptism Sunday. This last Sunday we shared in the communion table, reminding us of that last meal which Jesus shared with his disciples. This coming Sunday, we celebrate baptism, which displays most of the rest of what happened during Holy Week. “Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.” (Romans 6:3-5, NLT) So come and be a part of a few people walking through the waters, and the story of Jesus.
Finally, it is another Sunday in the Whole Story sermon series. And this week we will study what is likely Paul’s happiest letter of the thirteen that we have contained within our Bibles. And why is he so happy? Well, you’ll have to read and study it to find out. This very personal and warm letter will only take you about fourteen minutes to read in one sitting. To aid you in your study, check out the resource page on this letter that The Bible Project has produced.
It is going to be another wonderful Sunday at Calvary.
I hope to see you there.
Just a brief reminder that a great way to prepare for the service this coming Sunday is to read the text we will be studying together.
One of the dangers of reading the stories of those followers of Jesus that we find in the Bible is we can treat them as if they are almost super-human.
Preparing For Sunday May 12, 1 & 2 Thessalonians
This last Sunday, I preached the first of two sermons on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. Here was the sentence I began unpacking, which is my summary of both letters:
Martin Luther warned that the people of the church are always in danger of their hearts straying from the truth of the good news of the kingdom of God found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The Whole Story: Ephesians-Week Two
I attempted to show in the sermon this past Sunday that Paul offers us two anchor points for our lives, and upon which our lives depend.
Preparing For Sunday 19 May 2019
What do you think of when you see these two words together?...
Preparing for Sunday May 5: 1 Thessalonians
Over the past few months, I've share this blog post to remind you what book of the Bible to read for the coming Sunday, as part of our Whole Story sermon series.