"I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body & Life Everlasting. Amen."

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on April 25, 2018. We conclude our sermon series on the Apostle's Creed by looking at the final two lines in the creed alongside Revelation 21:1-8. God is making all things new (not all new things). Heaven is everything wrong with this world made right. We will experience it corporeally and corporately. Heaven is not for the self-righteous but "the thirsty."  

"I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins"

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on April 18, 2018. Christians believe (1) in the power (and costliness) of forgiveness; (2) that in Christ God has forgiven the sins of the world; and (3) forgiven people forgive (at least, are learning how to). "For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: one has died for all, therefore all have died." The forgiveness of sins is real and powerful business!

In the sermon, reference is made to a StoryCorps interview featuring Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel. You can listen to that interview here.

"I Believe in the Holy Spirit"

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on April 4, 2018. The Holy Spirit is "another Helper," the Third Person in the Trinity, distinct from God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit makes us spiritually alive and then makes his home within the Christian, renewing and renovating her so that she is both truly herself and truly like Christ at the same time. 

"I Believe in the Ascension of Jesus"

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on March 21, 2018. After completing the mission set before him, Jesus went home in order to prepare a place for us and send us his Holy Spirit. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are sent out into the world as Christ's witnesses—you and me: ripples of grace, shockwaves of good news—showing and telling the world who Jesus is and what his coming kingdom is going to be like.