2019 Sermon Series:

Connecting With Others in the Unconditional Love of the Triune God

March 10 - June 2

March 6, Ash Wednesday

Homily Title: “Penitent Love”

Texts: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; *Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Big Idea: Connecting to God in serious lament is a significant act of loving God and loving others.

March 10

Sermon Title: “Security and Refuge in God’s Love”

Texts: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; *Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; and Luke 4:1-13

Big Idea: No evil will defeat us. God’s love is a more powerful connection.

March 17

Sermon Title: “Disappointing Love? Never”

Texts: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; *Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; and Luke 13:31-35

Big Idea: When all appears to be coming unglued, God’s persevering love reconnects the pieces.

March 24

Sermon Title: “America Loves Big”

Texts: Isaiah 55:1-9; *Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; and Luke 13:1-9

Big Idea: Our appetite for “big” is insatiable.

March 31

Sermon Title: “Being Okay, Happy or in Love”

Texts: Joshua 5:9-12, *Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Big Idea: Getting unstuck from the mire of mediocrity requires making loving a higher priority than “fixing” life’s struggles.

April 7

Sermon Title: “Coming Home to Love”

Texts: Isaiah 43:16-21; *Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

Big Idea: God has done great things for us.

April 14, Palm Sunday

Sermon Title: “Living in Thankfulness for God’s Love”

Texts: Luke 19:28-40; *Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Big Idea: God’s story of salvation never denies the reality of suffering.

April 18, Maundy Thursday

Homily Title: “Meeting the Mystery of Love”

Texts: Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; *Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; and John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Big Idea: In the midst of darkness, we will live with gratitude and love.

April 19, Good Friday

The seven last words

April 21, Easter

Sermon Title: “Love Stirs Everyone”

Texts: Isaiah 65:17-25; *Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43; and John 20:1-18

Big Idea: This Sunday is a special occasion like no other.

April 28

Sermon Title: “Love Has Been Fulfilled, Despite…”

Texts: Acts 5:27-32; *Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; and John 20:19-31

Big Idea: Love is not our doing. It is God’s. We participate in it. We do not generate love.

May 5

Sermon Title: “The Movement of Love”

Texts: Acts 9:1-6; *Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; and John 21:1-19

Big Idea: Love flows from trouble to relief to thanks.

May 12

Sermon Title: “God’s Love is Always Present No Matter What is Happening”

Texts: Acts 9:36-43; *Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; and John10:22-30

Big Idea: Being engaged in life as ones who trust in God.

May 19

Sermon Title: “Speak and Do the Language of Love”

Texts: Acts 11:1-18; *Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; and John 13:31-35

Big Idea: We have a responsibility to love.

May 26

Sermon Title: “Experience God’s Love”

Texts: Acts 16:9-15; *Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10; 21:22-22:5; and John 14:23-29

Big Idea: God’s grace and power is being poured out on all people.

June 2

Sermon Title: “Meet Love in the Emptiness”

Texts: Acts 16:16-34; *Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; and John 17:20-26

Big Idea: God delivers God’s own. That’s the bottom line of love.

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