Lectionary C

Where Does Salvation Come?

November 21, 2010
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Luke 19:1-10

Seminary Student, Keith Kozlowski, winds up our sermon series from the Lectionary called "Following Jesus." Keith's message encourages us not to give up on people who we may perceive as being far away from God.

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Never Lose Heart

October 17, 2010
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Luke 18:1-8

Our lectionary series continues with one of the most difficult expectations in following Jesus, that we would never give up. Luke 18:1-8 is the story of the Unjust Judge. Luke tells us the purpose of this parable in verse 1: "that we might always pray and not lose heart." The sermon gives three spiritual skills for coping with disillusionment in life.

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The Unlikely Thanker

October 10, 2010
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Luke 17:11-19

This familiar story of Jesus healing 10 lepers only occurs in the Gospel of Luke. Pastor Mark notices three keys to a thankful heart which do not depend on circumstances, and ends with the story of four "Unlikely Thankers" in his immediate and extended family.

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Debtor to Grace

October 3, 2010
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Luke 17:1-10

Pastor Mark continues this sermon series on "Following Jesus." This passage contains some of the hard sayings of Jesus, especially that word that none of us likes to consider: DUTY. The passage explores the meaning of Christian servanthood, and Pastor Mark shares some insights about why being a "slave" of Jesus can become a true pleasure.

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A Glimpse Into the Heart of God

September 12, 2010
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Luke 15:1-10

Pastor Mark notices three qualities that belong to the heart of God from the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin. At the end of this message, he reflects back upon the change that God brought upon the Superintendent of Schools in Wellington, MO, through the power of the Gospel.

Defining Discipleship

September 5, 2010
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Luke 14:25-35

Pastor Mark uses four symbols to help clarify the high calling of Christian Discipleship.

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Them's Fightin' Words

August 15, 2010
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Luke 12:49-59

Pastor Mark explores one of the hard sayings of Jesus in this sermon. If Jesus is the Prince of Peace, how could his presence bring division?

Ready or Not . . .

August 8, 2010
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Luke 12:35-46

The scripture from Luke 12:35-46 is the Parable of the Watchful Servant. Pastor Mark shares two ways to be ready for Jesus Christ, and two reasons to be ready.

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The Myth of the Comfortable Life

August 1, 2010
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Luke 12:13-21

Pastor Mark presents seven limitations of wealth, based on the Parable of the Rich Fool, and also the book of Ecclesiastes. He ends by lifting up Cindy Kelly as an example of a woman who was "rich toward God."

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Persistent Prayer

July 25, 2010
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Luke 11:1-13

Pastor Mark divides this passage up into three teaching sections: a pattern for prayer (the Lord's Prayer); a parable for prayer (the Parable of the Persistent Neighbor); a person for prayer (the Heavenly Father). This sermon came as a dear member of our church, who had struggled long with cancer, was nearing death. The sermon answers the question, "Does persistent prayer do any good?" Listen to find out.