• August 12th, service canceled due to Church Family Camp-out

Jesus: the salvation stone

This sermon is on Matthew 21:33-46, it looks at the biblical image of “The Stone” that Jesus referenced in the vineyard parable: (vs43)”The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?. It’s a rich image with roots deep into the Old Testament anticipation of the coming Messiah. But as usual Jesus throws an unexpected spin on the way it had been interpreted and the implications are important for us to understand.

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Jesus, the prophet of fire

John the baptist said there was One coming after him that would baptize not with water but fire. Jesus is often presented as a sedated version of the prophet the people experienced. Sure he was more than a prophet but let’s never dull the impact of his words and ways by  trying to normalize him. This message presents some of the most provocative moments at the end of Jesus’s ministry that provoked the religious leaders to finally find a way to kill him.

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