RLC – May 19, 2019

“Red Letter Challenge: Forgiving” – John 8:1-12 Easter 5 – May 19, 2019 Introduction – RLC Last week, I introduced the first of the 5 targets Pastor Zach Zehnder identifies as the significant topics that Jesus talks about in the Bible, principles that Jesus calls, commands, and asks His followers to put into practice. They […]

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RLC – May 12, 2019

“Red Letter Challenge: Being” – Hebrews 12:1-2 Easter 4 – May 12, 2019 Introduction: Weather or not A couple of Sundays ago I introduced the Red Letter Challenge – the idea of taking the very words of Jesus, the ones in red letters in your Bible, and putting them into practice in your lives, all […]

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Red Letter Intro – April 28, 2019

“Red Letter Challenge Introduction” – Matthew 7:24-27 Easter 2 – April 28, 2019 Welcome to the Red Letter Challenge. I want to spend the next few Sundays unpacking Pastor Zach Zehnder’s book: Red Letter Challenge. [I’m going to miss a couple of Sundays preaching at Mt. Calvary, but stay with me into June and we’ll […]

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Pentecost 17 – September 16, 2018

“The Taming of the Tongue” – James 3:1-12 Pentecost 17 – September 16, 2018 Common thread in readings: tongue OT – instructed tongue Epistle – is a fire, corrupts; curses & blesses Gospel – the boy was mute – no tongue!! Tongue lashing (usually accompanies a finger wagging). What can we use our words / […]

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“Faith or Deeds?” – James 2:1-10, 14-18 15 th Sunday After Pentecost – September 2 / 9, 2018 (**Pentecost 16 Readings) Introduction Need a volunteer “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” – Confirmation Retreat Question on the place of good works. 1. The Question of Deeds The question of Deeds – stumbling block for Christians […]

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