True Bread for True Life, John 6:24-35

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In our first in a series of sermons from John 6, Jesus confronts the people with their desire to only receive blessings from him, but not the deeper significance of his sign of multiplying bread. What are to make of this passage? Are we doing the same thing in our lives? Do we only want to receive, but not lift our eyes to the deeper reason for the gift we have been given? Listen now to find out more!

Reality Bends to His Will, Mark 6:45-52

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How is it that Jesus walks on the water? What is the meaning of this act that we are so used to reading about? What does it have to do with the Old Testament? Listen to find out the answers to these questions with Father Jeremiah.

Image: Peter Walking on Water Icon, photo taken by Ted. Location: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frted/10545665155
Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. 

The Main Character, Mark 6.7-13

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It's easy to put ourselves in the middle of the biblical story. Too often we think of the actions of the main character as being what we are supposed to do. The truth is though that we aren't the main characters. Really we are the side characters and that changes everything.

Image: Calling of the Disciples, Domenico Ghirlandaio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Location: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ghirlandaio,_Domenico_-_Calling_of_the_Apostles_-_1481.jpg

Boxing Jesus, Mark 6.1-6

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What happens when we presume to know all about Jesus? What happens when we put Jesus in a box? Nothing good! Father Jeremiah considers what the people of Nazareth were doing when Jesus went to his hometown and rejected him. What does this mean for us now?

Image: Calling of the Disciples, Domenico Ghirlandaio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Location: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ghirlandaio,_Domenico_-_Calling_of_the_Apostles_-_1481.jpg

Seed and Growth, Mark 4.26-34

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How does the Kingdom grow? What causes it to grow? How are we part of that growth? These are the questions that spring out of the parables told by Jesus in Mark 4.26-34. Listen to find out more about how these parables raise and answer these questions and what it has to do with you in your own life.

Image: From the book, With the Children on Sundays, through eye-gate, and ear-gate into the city of child-soul, by Sylvanus Stall. No known copyrights.

The Plundering of Satan, Mark 3.20-35

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What do Adam and Eve's sin, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and family have to do with each other? In this sermon, Father Jeremiah brings these biblical concepts together and helps us to understand how Jesus' work brings about a new family and the plundering of Satan's house.

Image: By Shakko [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

The Beauty of Grace, Mark 2.23-28

How do you respond to the beauty of grace? Do you find it wonderful or uncomfortable? Our sermon this week looks at how wonderful Jesus' grace toward us is and what it means for us.

Image: A an etching by Jan Luyken from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations housed at Belgrave Hall, Leicester, England (The Kevin Victor Freestone Bequest). By Phillip Medhurst [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Philip De Vere. https://www.flickr.com/groups/the_phillip_medhurst_collection_of_bible_prints