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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?

A Year Without Satan

Posted in , , resurrection by LifeSpringChurch on January 7th, 2018

This sermon focuses on the work that Jesus did to destroy the work of Satan.  A central text to this sermon is Hebrews 2:14 which says, "Only by becoming a human being could Jesus die, only only by dying could he break the power of the devil."  And to the Corinthians that "If the rulers of the world knew what God was up to, they never would have killed Jesus, who by dying would cause their defeat."

The sermon challenges listeners to take responsibility for the wrongs they commit and to turn their energies to resisting Satan's attempts and turning to God.


Posted in resurrection, church, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 23rd, 2017

Acts 2:41-47 tells the story of what happened to the first disciples after the day of Pentecost.  The Greek word Koinonia is the word Luke uses to describe the community and experience that was formed out of the Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  The sermon describes what it means to be a community defined by this fellowship word.

The text for this sermon is included in this recording, read by Melvin Mahaffey, one of LifeSprings young men.


Posted in resurrection by LifeSpringChurch on August 14th, 2016

This sermon comes from 1 Corinthians 15 and Paul's central discussion of the importance of Jesus' resurrection. Paul virtually calls the Resurrection the keystone of the church. Without the resurrection, disciples of Jesus are pitiable.  The sermon focuses on Cornelius, Roman convert who Paul connects to the resurrection.

We had hoped.

Posted in , , resurrection, Messiah, Easter by LifeSpringChurch on March 28th, 2016

Cleopas and a friend were walking the lonely road from Jerusalem, the Cross, and defeat to their home in Emmaus, 7 miles away.  On the way they were joined by a stranger who engaged them in conversation about the event that had just transpired.  What they didn't know was that it was Jesus.  This sermon explores that conversation.  Luke 24:13-34 is the text.

Worship and Doubt

Posted in , faith, resurrection by LifeSpringChurch on April 30th, 2014

This sermon takes its text from Matthew 28:16-20 in which Matthew tells his reader that even though the disciples worshiped Jesus after his resurrection, some of them still had lingering doubts.  This sermon looks at the role that doubt plays in faith.


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