Sermon Summary: Pastor Pete discusses our usual perception of power and kingship set against Christ’s model:
“Celebrating Christ as King means believing in his kingly power even when he is suffering and dying on the cross, unwilling to save himself for the sake of the world. To celebrate Christ as King means to shout a resounding ‘No!’ to the ways of the world and a resounding ‘Yes!’ to the ways of forgiveness.”
Sermon Summary: Pastor Pete discusses Luke 21:5-19 in light of the 2016 Election.
“So rather than standing at odds with one another over that which is temporal – an election of a president for four years – let’s instead testify together to God’s steadfast love. Let us testify to God’s forgiveness and God’s acceptance of each and every one of us, and perhaps, in this act of unity within the Body of Christ, perhaps we can model for the world what the Kingdom looks like.”
Sermon Summary: Pastor Pete discusses Luke’s Beatitudes in Luke 6:20-31.
“Think about it this way, if someone is strong, they’ve got it all together – what need have they for mercy? If you think of yourself as being someone who doesn’t sin, what need do you have for forgiveness? Only, finally, those of us who see ourselves as beggars when it comes to the Kingdom of God, only then can we truly appreciate this gift that Jesus gives us.”