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Sermon Audio (6.22.14) – Ephesians 3:1-13

June 22nd, 2014 | John Chandler

Our own Erin Szczerba continued our series through Ephesians with a look at 3:1-13 as we considered together Mystery, Calling, and Co-laboring. A few of the quotes Erin shared: “Let’s be clear, God builds God’s kingdom. But God ordered his world in such a way that his own work within that world takes place not least through one of his … Read More

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Sermon Audio (6.1.14) – Ephesians 2:1-10

June 2nd, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, John Chandler continued in Ephesians 2:1-10. The quotes that we read: Paul anchored this landscape in Jesus’ resurrection: “God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead” (Eph. 1:20). Now we find ourselves in it, our feet on the actual ground. We smell the wild fragrance of resins and blossoms, touch the … Read More

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Sermon Audio (5.25.14) – Jeremiah 31

May 27th, 2014 | John Chandler

Our good friend Gideon Tsang joined us this week to preach words of redemption from Jeremiah 31. The quotes that Gideon shared: “We discover our true selves in love.” — Thomas Merton “We have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Teresa “Our frightened selves want only for the gathered to like us, to agree with us, or … Read More

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Sermon Audio (5.18.14) – Ephesians 1:15-23

May 19th, 2014 | John Chandler

Chris Morton continues our discussion of what it looks like to “Practice Resurrection” as we consider Paul’s writings to the Ephesians from 1:15-23. What does it mean for us if the same power which brought Jesus back from the dead is now at work in the people who are the church? Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Sermon Audio (4.27.14) – Ephesians Intro

April 28th, 2014 | John Chandler

As we begin our new series on Ephesians, John Chandler takes us into the back story of the apostle Paul’s time in Ephesus from Acts 19. Quotes and links: “Perhaps no letter in the Pauline corpus takes the reader to such mountain heights of adoration and to such level fields of practicality as the six short chapters of Ephesians do. … Read More

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Sermon Audio (4.20.14) – Easter

April 22nd, 2014 | John Chandler

John Chandler asked us to imagine how the resurrection story matters now only in the deep past and the distant future, but also today and tomorrow. Quotes and links: The resurrection life is a practice. It’s not something we practice like practicing musical scales or practicing our golf swing. It is practice in the more inclusive sense in which we … Read More

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Sermon Audio (4.13.14) – Palm Sunday

April 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

Chris Morton invites us into Holy Week as consider the significance of Palm Sunday both then and now. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Sermon Audio (04.06.14) – Lent 5

April 7th, 2014 | John Chandler

John Chandler considered shadow puppets and Plato, flesh and spirit, death and life from this week’s New Testament passage: Romans 8:5-11. The quote used this week came from Jürgen Moltmann in God in Creation: “If eternal life has appeared in the raising of Jesus, then this living energy is manifested in the presence of his Spirit.” Subscribe to the podcast … Read More

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Sermon Audio (3.30.14) – Lent 4

March 31st, 2014 | John Chandler

Norton Herbst joined us for this 4th week of Lent to preach from 1 Samuel 16. Norton is a pastor at New Denver Church, one of our fellow churches in the Ecclesia Network. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Sermon Audio (3.23.14) – Lent 3

March 24th, 2014 | John Chandler

John Chandler preached on Romans 5:1-11 for our third week of Preparing for Resurrection together. Lent is a time where we engage suffering to invite the hope of Easter, but what does that look like for us the rest of the year, when resurrection isn’t evident on the calendar> Here are some of the quotes and resources mentioned: Yoda’s concantenation … Read More

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