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The Kingdom that Demands a Response

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 22:1-14, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction Well, here we are – the final message in our Kingdom Parables series. Today, we’ll be studying the parable of … Continue reading

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 20:1-16, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction As you know, we have been working through Jesus’ nine parables about the Kingdom of God. We were blessed to … Continue reading

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The Night Before Jesus Died

Today is Maundy Thursday, also called Holy- or Covenant Thursday. It is celebrated every Thursday before Easter to commemorate the “maundy” Jesus gave His disciples on that night many centuries ago — the night before Jesus died. What is a “maundy”? … Continue reading

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A Kingdom Life of Turning Aside

I’m sitting this morning in a busy Starbucks — one of the places I frequent in the mornings before classes. At the big table, a group of teenagers does more talking about love interests than working on homework. Two middle-aged … Continue reading

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Only the Empty will be Full

A sermon manuscript on Luke 18:9-30, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction A few years back, I wanted to put together a special dinner for my wife Faith for her birthday. I had dinner planned, … Continue reading

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The Sum of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Catechism

I wrote this last fall and had originally intended to publish it then. Better late than never, I guess. It is the result of significant reading and study for one of the core systematic theology classes in the M.Div curriculum … Continue reading

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Uganda Theological Reflection #2: Love, Sheep, and Uganda

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as … Continue reading

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