Sermons by Rev. Robin Jacobson
Three questions to ask ourselves.
We dare not try embracing that future hope without respecting and expressing our sadness at what is lost.
What do you allow to define you, to drive you? Who or what does your life serve?
OUR SALVATION is about us being saved from the dark, worst effects of our smallest, false selves.
‘The Great Commission’ is about Jesus telling us NOT to be silent! We have our instructions: May God’s smiling on us be the result of our good and faithful response to all of what Christ instructed those 1000s of years ago, and what he still so clearly instructs today – that our lives come to model all of the loving justice, compassion and healing hope that Our Trinity God intends, the Redeeming Christ has secured, and the Empowering Holy Spirit has sealed for us all.
Our primary identity is that we are MADE in God’s image!
It’s about our being given a whole new appreciation of life NOW.
Focussing on today is just one clear and undistorted image of what scripture describes God the Holy Spirit as doing: ADVOCACY.
How are we seeing the way of Christ as revealing God’s character in the world today?
The voices that we choose to listen to, and to follow.
This invitation is a real thing!
The way of living & believing revealed to us by the risen Jesus Christ is quite impossible to achieve in and on our own.
Reclaim with me a curiosity at what the dying and rising Jesus is doing within each one of us.
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then the waiting of Saturday.
Who are you in this Palm Sunday narrative?
Our truest selves – are being woken up!
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So many people and situations that may seem solid and together but who are actually just crying out for life-giving water to be released from within them!
When we cry out for help, from where do we hope our help may come?
Summary Today’s passage (Matthew 4:1-11) reveals for us both the nature of temptation and the wiles of how we are led into temptation. Temptation draws from what we know – in Christ’s case it was his own authority as well as his deep knowledge of scripture – but then twists those things in our minds towards some toxic, nefarious end for which they were certainly not intended. There’s the Tempter’s straw man argument of ‘…if you are…then…’ To which Christ’s…
Christ’s transfiguration is presented as God’s endorsement of who Jesus is
We are invited to “chew” on the difficult text.
Following Christ is meant to be what makes life worth living
What is the food Christ longs for you to be eating?
People everywhere are frightened – all the time!
Summary 29 The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
we are being urged NOT to hold back
to help us wrestle with what we may learn from Mary and Joseph