Sermons from “Traditional Service”

Traditional Service, “How Can God Love Me?”

How do we know God loves us? Because he speaks to us — which he didn’t have to do. Lovers, after all, must communicate.

Traditional Service, “He Set His Face”

Jesus “set his face” to go to Jerusalem, which is a key to understanding almost all of Luke’s gospel: the point of Jesus’ life was to go to the place of his death, resurrection, and ascension. But how did the people know Jesus’ face was set? How could they tell? Faces are like sacraments: outward and visible signs of something that’s inward and spiritual and deep.

Traditional Service, “A World-Changing Moment”

The resurrection of Christ and the flowing of the Holy Spirit to all the baptized was a world-changing moment. But how?

Traditional Service, “Holy, Holy Holy”

When we pause to see God as he truly is, we find a more loving God than we could ever imagine on our own.

Traditional Service, “Fire and Smoke and Thunder”

Pentecost is all about God the Holy Spirit descending down in fire and smoke and thunder! In fact, throughout the Old Testament, God descends down in fire and smoke and thunder? But in the New Testament, where is the fire, smoke and thunder? What does that have to do with us today?