The Church and Empire

March 16, 2018

Revelation 2.12-17: The church at Pergamum

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The Suffering Church

March 15, 2018

Revelation 2.8-11

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Revelation Introduction

March 15, 2018

Revelation 1: An introduction the Book of Revelation.

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The Embodiment of Joy

March 15, 2018

John 2: The Church is to be the presence of love in all the absences of the world.

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The Embodiment of Love

February 8, 2018

John 11: Love and Lament

A Bible trivia answer—It’s anything but trivial. “The shortest verse in the Bible. Jesus Wept. It’s easy to pass over. And difficult to understand. So stark. Simple. Profound. Jesus steps into the moment of his friend’s grief, his friend’s death. He steps into the void. Into this great absence. The questions. The groaning too great for words. The regrets. The lost time. The lost smiles. The lost warmth in bed. The lost partner in life; companion for moments such as these. He takes it all in. Sees it all. And he weeps. He feels. He longs. He grieves. He angers. Not simply at the circumstance or consequence of sin. But with. He weeps with you. He weeps with us. And he weeps for. For you. For us. He knows our sorrows. He carries our grief. He, in short, loves us. He loved Lazarus. Mary. Martha. And it is that love that leads him to weep. It is that love that allows, and more importantly invites us to weep. Ir is that love that then lifts the heavy heavy heads. Heads too heavy for our own shoulders. And draws our eyes toward a horizon of hope. A horizon maybe we’re unsure is there or how to see it. But Jesus enters our sorrows and then takes them on his own shoulders to bear them for us. Jesus Wept.”

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A Presence in All the Absences of the World

February 8, 2018

John 4: The Incarnation and Being Incarnational

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The Word Became Flesh and Moved Into the Neighborhood

February 8, 2018

John1- CityChurch Vision 2018: the Incarnation

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The Point of it All

February 8, 2018

Genesis 12.1-3

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The Impossibility of it All

February 8, 2018

Genesis 8-9

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The Mothers of Jesus- Mary

January 21, 2018

December 24, Advent 2017- Luke 1.46-55

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