Archive for January 2016

He Stood Up to Read

Posted in Jesus, Nazareth by LifeSpringChurch on January 25th, 2016

Luke 4:14-21 tells the story of the time that Jesus read the scripture in the Nazareth synagogue and the violent reaction he got from the listeners.  The sermon takes a look at whether we are willing to receive the teaching that Jesus has for us.

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For the Good of Everyone

Posted in Paul, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on January 25th, 2016

The text for this sermon comes from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.  In this text, Paul tells the Corinthian church that the gifts the Spirit gave to her were meant to be used for the benefit of the members of that community.

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He’s More Powerful Than I Am

Posted in , Jesus, baptism, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on January 25th, 2016

This sermon comes from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.  It takes its direction from John the Baptist's characterization of Jesus to the effect that Jesus was more powerful than he was and that Jesus would baptize his followers with the Holy Spirit and fire.

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Wanna Join the Family?

Posted in Jesus by LifeSpringChurch on January 6th, 2016

This sermon comes from John 1:10-18 and takes a look at John's preoccupation with Jesus' participation in the Creation of the world.  John also talks about the implications of Jesus' incarnation and says that those who receive Jesus have the power to become God's children.  The sermon talks about the difference between a birth-centered understanding of Jesus and John's "in-the-beginning" view of Jesus.

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