Archive for March 2015

Napa Valley Viticulture

Posted in vineyard, grapes, Son, crucifixion by LifeSpringChurch on March 22nd, 2015

This sermon comes from Mark 12 in Jesus' story about the people who rented a vineyard and at harvest time killed or savagely beat the messengers sent out by the landowner to collect the rent.  The worst event of all was the killing of the landowner's son.  Jesus told the parable as a commentary on his coming crucifixion.

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Patches on My Blue Jeans

Posted in wineskins, wine, patches, Sabbath by LifeSpringChurch on March 17th, 2015

This sermon comes from Jesus' teaching about the impossibility of taking new wine and putting it in an old wineskin.  His point is that sometimes we can become so brittle and unyielding in our traditions that the vitality and life of the Spirit are destructive and cause tears in the fabric of discipleship.

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Why does he eat with sinners?

Posted in Levi, tax collector, Samaritan woman, physician by LifeSpringChurch on March 8th, 2015

This sermon is taken from Mark 2:13-17.  It is about the way in which Jesus deliberately sought out people who were sinful, hungry, rejected, and curious rather than the satisfied members of the religious elite.  This sermon is about including the unincluded.

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Which is Easier?

Posted in , healing, blasphemy by LifeSpringChurch on March 2nd, 2015

This sermon examines the miracle story in which Jesus tells a paralyzed man "your sins are forgiven" rather than "you are healed."  The twin issues of sin and authority (of Jesus) are important elements of the sermon.

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