Sermons tagged with ‘salvation’

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Stretched to See

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Luke 19:1-10
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus and Zacchaeus
19 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” 8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” 9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Hope

Hope is a PLACEMENT of our existence in the FUTURE – 1 Corinthians 15:19; 1 Peter 1:3-4
“If only for this life we have HOPE in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.”
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new
birth into a living HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an
inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you,…”

On the Day When Jesus Calls Your Name

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14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him & cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).”

Christmas and the Question of Our Family Tree: Why Can’t We Choose?

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“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’ He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ Pointing to his disciples he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'”