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So You Wanna Live Forever?

Posted in Jesus, Lord's Supper by LifeSpringChurch on August 21st, 2018

This week's podcast combines scripture reading, sermon and table talk into one podcast due to the theme and rearrangement of our normal, usual order of worship.  The sermon comes from John 6:51-58 and Jesus' statement that if we want to live eternally we must be willing to "eat his flesh and drink his blood."

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Whatever Gains I Had

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, follow me by LifeSpringChurch on May 27th, 2018

This sermon comes from Philippians 3:7-11 in which Paul discusses how his priorities changed when he started following Jesus.

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What ending would you write

Posted in Jesus, resurrection by LifeSpringChurch on April 2nd, 2018

Mark 16:1-8a is the setting for this week's sermon.  It is Mark's record to the resurrection of Jesus, and it is far shorter and more cryptic than the other Gospel accounts.  In this sermon we examine the why's of the short ending and what we would rather it have said for the sake of our respective faith.  What ending would you write?

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You Are What You Love

Posted in Jesus, wealth, Temple by LifeSpringChurch on March 27th, 2018

A little widow who deposits her only two coins into the collection box in Temple and a woman who annoints Jesus with an extrememly expensive ointment are the center of this week's sermon.  Called "You are what you love," this sermon takes a look at the order we give the pieces of our lives - often putting Jesus way down the list.

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They began planning how to kill him.

Posted in Jesus, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on March 19th, 2018

This sermon comes from Mark 11:15-18 and concerns the time when Jesus cleared out the temple of its money changers and tables of commerce.  The sermon explores the disruptiveness of following Jesus.

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Be quiet, they told him

Posted in Jesus, blindness by LifeSpringChurch on March 12th, 2018

This sermon comes from Mark 10:46-52, and it is the story of blind man Bartimaeus'  quest for sight.  From the side of the road he called out to Jesus to heal him, despite the attempts of the crowds to silence him.  This sermon is about spiritual blindness and its causes.

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The reprimanded him for saying such things.

Posted in Jesus, Messiah, Peter by LifeSpringChurch on March 5th, 2018

In this week's text, Mark tells the story of Jesus' rebuke of Peter after Peter's confession that Jesus was Messiah.  The sermon explores why Jesus might have told Peter to keep silent in spite of the fact that Peter said a good thing, "You are the Messiah."

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Scattering Seed

Posted in Jesus, parable by LifeSpringChurch on February 25th, 2018

This sermon is based on Jesus' parable about the sower and the seeds.  The parable is found in both Matthew and Mark, although the text is for this sermon is from Mark 4:1-12.  It takes a look at the role of wastefulness, external threats, and patience in the planting and care of seeds.

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New Wine, Old Wine

Posted in tradition, Jesus, Pharisees by LifeSpringChurch on February 18th, 2018

Sunday's sermon came from a discussion that Jesus had about fasting, and specifically why he and his disciples did not fast.  In his answer, Jesus launched a discussion of the role of tradition and why it is sometimes inappropriate to keep a tradition.  

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There were many people of this kind.

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, disciples, Levi by LifeSpringChurch on February 12th, 2018

This sermon comes from Mark 2:13-17 which is about Jesus' selection of Levi, the tax collector, to be a disciple.  The sermon is about how Jesus preferred the sick, poor, and disenfranchised with whom to keep company rather than the wealthy, advantaged religious leaders of his day.

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