Archive for March 2015

Palm Sunday 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The crowd cried out Hosanna meaning "save us!" Jesus did indeed bring salvation, but not the salvation they expected. The salvation Jesus offers is put entirely in our hands. We alone can choose to follow him, to repent or "turn around" and change our lives. Perhaps we underestimate how profoundly we can change the world by allowing ourselves to be transformed by choosing to follow Jesus.

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Fifth Sunday in Lent 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

This is a sermon about the prophet Jeremiah. He was prophesying to a people numb with prosperity and deluded about what their relationship and marriage to God really meant. Are we also numb as a society? What might Jeremiah say to us?

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Fourth Sunday in Lent 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, March 16th, 2015

The Bible gives us an image and struggle between light and dark. Yet we live in a world saturated with artificial light. Is a more apt struggle for our age between natural and artificial light? This is a sermon about the new kind of darkness that haunts our age. 

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Third Sunday in Lent 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, March 9th, 2015

When Jesus visited the Temple he closed it. He closed it because it was no longer bearing fruit, and this is God's call to the church today. No matter whether our history as a church is seen as great or terrible, we are called today, in this time and in this place, to bear fruit worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

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Second Sunday in Lent 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

This is a sermon about the mind, body and soul. Historically, Christians have lived in a world where there was a stark separation between the three, perhaps due to the intellectual heritage of ancient Greek philosophy. Perhaps it is finally time for "meaningful matter."

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