Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God

Friends, here is part three of my series from Isaiah’s Gospel. In this sermon I discuss the inevitability of people being drawn up the moutain of God. What I noticed, and what is ironic, is that the ‘people’ of the nations say, ‘Let us go to the house of the God of Jacob…’ but the… Continue reading Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God

A Theology of Worship: Worship Starts with Seeing God

Friends, This is sermon #2 from a short four part series I did a while back. The sermon series was called ‘A Theology of the Body for the 21st Century.” I wasn’t terribly pleased with the series as a whole, but I did enjoy writing and preaching this sermon on worship. jerry A Theology of… Continue reading A Theology of Worship: Worship Starts with Seeing God

Revelation 4-5, Worship as Response: Remembering the Cross

Friends, This is actually the second sermon I preached in a series of four in January 2008 that dealt with worship. The other three are here: Worship as Proclamation 1 Corinthians 10-11 (Preaching the Cross) Worship as Possibility: Hebrews 9-10 (Facing the Cross) Worship as Sacrifice: Romans 12:1-2 (Displaying the Cross) As you can see, the cross is… Continue reading Revelation 4-5, Worship as Response: Remembering the Cross

Mark Labberton on God’s People

Friends, For quite a while now I have been reading a book by Mark Labberton called The Dangerous Act of Worship. It has been a hard read because I had a few other projects going at the same time. I am just about finished wit it now and I came across this section that I… Continue reading Mark Labberton on God’s People

Worship as Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 10-11

Friends, here is the last part of the series on worship. The sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 10-11. It develops the idea that worship is, at its core, saying something about God. In fact, it may say more about God than it says about us; although, to be sure, it says something about what… Continue reading Worship as Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 10-11

Romans 12:1-2: Worship as Sacrifice: Displaying the Cross

Friends, I’m preaching a short, four-week series on the Spiritual Discipline of Worship. This sermon on Romans 12:1-2 is part three in the series. Thanks for stopping by.–jerry Let’s begin this sermon with a brief review of Romans up to the twelfth chapter: Paul begins by asserting that all of us are sinners in need… Continue reading Romans 12:1-2: Worship as Sacrifice: Displaying the Cross