Archive for March 2014

We want to sit at the head table.

Posted in greed, wealth, reversals, blindness, the Cross by LifeSpringChurch on March 30th, 2014

This sermon takes its text from Matthew 20:20-28 where the mother of James and John asked Jesus for her two sons to sit at his right and left hand in his kingdom.  She was in effect asking for her sons to have the two most powerful positions of authority aside from the King's.  This sermon is about how we often miss the point and get snared by petty pursuits.

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Things are not what they appear.

Posted in Uncategorized by LifeSpringChurch on March 24th, 2014

This sermon's text is taken from Matthew 20:1-16.  In this parable, Jesus tells the story of a vineyard owner who hires workers at 5 different times during the day from the local labor pool.  The first group hired worked 12 hours, and the last group hired worked one hour.  Despite this the laborers were all paid the SAME wage.

This parable and sermon are about the generosity and grace of God.
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He grabbed him by the throat.

Posted in forgiveness, grace, Jesus, mercy by LifeSpringChurch on March 16th, 2014

This sermon is taken from Matthew 18:23-35, the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.  In this parable Jesus tells the story of a servant who was forgiven a huge, insurmountable debt.  We expect him to be thankful and full of mercy as a result.  The sermon is about what happens when he isn't.

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Things That Defile

Posted in tradition, integrity, virtue by LifeSpringChurch on March 9th, 2014

The text for this sermon comes from Matthew 15:10-20.  In the passage Jesus is addressing religious leaders who are excellent at keeping rituals but who do not live with the integrity that God want us all to have.  

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