Fall Lectionary

Anchoring Rhythms
August 27 – October 8, 2017

A sermon series for the fall, in which we kick off our year of using the weekly lectionary readings to guide our study of scripture.

Message line-up:

8/27
Renew Your Minds!
Pastor Scott Austin
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A fiery call to shut off the never-ending stream of voices that call us to conform to this world, and to turn our eyes on Jesus together so that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

(Romans 12:1-8)
9/3
So Far As It Depends On You
Pastor Scott Austin
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We continue the lectionary’s thread through the later chapters of Romans, looking at a passage that offers clear (if seemingly impractical) advice on how to live together in Christian community. And the Gospel reading provides Jesus’ stark response to a plea to make the way of the cross more reasonable.

(Romans 12:9–21, Matthew 16:21–28)
9/10
The Debt of Love
Kyle Sullivan
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A moving guest sermon by Kyle Sullivan exploring the debt that we owe: to love one another.

(Romans 13:8-14)
9/17
Judgment and Forgiveness
Pastor Scott Austin
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We should open ourselves to the possibility that there is a connection between our unwillingness to forgive and our tendency to pass judgment on others.

(Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12)
9/24
Complaint and Provision
Pastor Scott Austin
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In the wilderness, the hungry Israelites complained bitterly, even wishing for death. Yet God provided “bread from heaven” for them in a miracle that the psalmists later praised. Complaint and provision are both normal parts of our life with God.

(Exodus 16:2–15, Psalm 145:1–8, Philippians 1:21–30)
10/1
Your Own Salvation
Pastor Scott Austin
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Our natural tendency is to be concerned with the salvation of others, and to judge others. But in the teachings of Jesus and Paul, we are called to work out our own salvation.

(Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13)
10/8
The Fruits of the Kingdom
Pastor Scott Austin
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In “The Parable of the Wicked Tenants”, Jesus warns the self-assured religious community that the kingdom would be taken away from them. How then should we heed the call of the Apostle Paul to “press on toward the goal”?

(Matthew 21:33-46, Philippians 3:4-14)
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