Jr.'s Sermons

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Sermons preached by JR. Forasteros.

Episodes

  • Food  Fun - Bad Deal

    Food & Fun - Bad Deal

    21/02/2021

    Some of our strongest temptations involve our cravings - food, sex, attention, connection. Why is desire so powerful? And how do we live with our desires so they connect us to God rather than poison our lives, relationships and faith?

  • The Path of Wisdom - From A to Z

    The Path of Wisdom - From A to Z

    14/02/2021 Duration: 45min

    Knowing how to follow Jesus today can be complex and difficult - especially because our world of polarized politics, social media and technology is so foreign to the worlds of the Bible. That's why Scripture invites us to grow not in knowledge, but...

  • Making All Things New - From A to Z

    Making All Things New - From A to Z

    07/02/2021

    We often struggle to see where God is at work, especially in times of personal or cultural hardship. How can we learn to see God all around us, continuing to create new goodness? How can we learn to live in faith that God's not finished with us?

  • How to Beat a Rigged Game - From A to Z

    How to Beat a Rigged Game - From A to Z

    31/01/2021

    So much of our world is grounded in competition – who gets the most votes, has the most money, the best looking family, best grades and so on. No wonder they call it a rat race. It’s nothing new – we’ve been fighting to be on top for...

  • Good and Evil and Spaghetti - From A to Z

    Good and Evil and Spaghetti - From A to Z

    24/01/2021

    We all want to know why bad things happen to good people. But Scripture is much less interested in the origin of evil than the goal – to poison humanity against our creator. Jesus shows us what a faithful human response to sin looks like – and...

  • God the Creator - From A to Z

    God the Creator - From A to Z

    17/01/2021

    To say God is our creator is to insist we live in a particular story - one that believes that God created all people to enjoy peace and justice. How can we identify the barriers to flourishing for everyone, and join Jesus in creating a better world?

  • Whats the Point? - From A to Z

    What's the Point? - From A to Z

    10/01/2021

    Life is miraculous and - from the perspective of the universe - much rarer than we realized. How does the miracle of life invite us to know God as our creator. What can we discern about our purpose from the fact that we're alive?

  • Love it When a Plan Comes Together - Christmas at the Crossroads

    Love it When a Plan Comes Together - Christmas at the Crossroads

    03/01/2021

    The New Year is a great excuse to soar up to 30,000 ft and look at the big story of God's plan. Christmas isn't a day or even a season. It's a new reality Jesus invites us into. Now we can all be part of God's giant story of redemption!

  • New Year, New Name - Christmas at the Crossroads

    New Year, New Name - Christmas at the Crossroads

    27/12/2020

    None of us can wait for 2020 to be over - but secretly we all know that nothing *magical* happens at midnight on January 1. Fortunately, our assurance for the future comes not from a calendar, but from the Christmas story: God is with us!

  • A Plan B Christmas - Christmas at the Crossroads

    A Plan B Christmas - Christmas at the Crossroads

    20/12/2020

    It's a bit of an understatement to say that this Christmas isn't what any of us planned. But disruption is part of the first Christmas. Mary shows us - unlike her ancestor David - what faithfulness in the midst of disruption looks like as we...

  • Singing Loud for All to Hear - Christmas at the Crossroads

    Singing Loud for All to Hear - Christmas at the Crossroads

    13/12/2020

    As we decorate our homes and shop for gifts, it's easy to forget that Christmas is about peace on Earth and goodwill for everyone. The work of justice can be hard - and believe it or not, sometimes the bravest thing we can do is celebrate loud and...

  • Persistent Hope - Christmas at the Crossroads

    Persistent Hope - Christmas at the Crossroads

    06/12/2020 Duration: 38min

    Too many Christians today wonder what the point of caring for the world is if we all go to Heaven after we die. But at the heart of the Advent message is an insistence that Jesus' coming is good news for the whole world. What does that look like?...

  • Present to Advent - Christmas at the Crossroads

    Present to Advent - Christmas at the Crossroads

    29/11/2020 Duration: 41min

    2020 has been a rough year - rough enough that many of us are rushing to celebrate Christmas as soon as possible. But the Scriptures caution us not to rush past our pain. What healing is available to us when we choose to wait with God's people on...

  • Pilgrims in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    Pilgrims in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    22/11/2020

    It's hard to be a pilgrim when you can't go anywhere. But being a pilgrim is more than just a desire to travel. It's a commitment to seek God in the unexpected. And we've had plenty of unexpected this year. So how can we seek God in the...

  • Discipleship in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    Discipleship in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    15/11/2020

    One of the ongoing realities of the COVID pandemic is how thoroughly our routines have been upended. God created us to be creatures of rhythm, so how can we recover some routine as we live out this extended 'in-between' time?

  • Diversity During COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    Diversity During COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    08/11/2020 Duration: 42min

    Real diversity is tough. Sticking to people who are just like us is easy. Tokenism is pretty easy. But authentic diversity that values and respects everyone takes a lot of work. What does true diversity look like in the Church? And why is it...

  • Friendship in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    Friendship in COVID - Catalyst in the Time of COVID

    01/11/2020 Duration: 33min

    Relationships in COVID have taken a big hit - no surprise since we've had to cut down our social interactions. But it's left many of us feeling unmoored, struggling to feel connected. What does a church that's serious about relationships do in...

  • How to Be Angry - How to Survive the Election

    How to Be Angry - How to Survive the Election

    25/10/2020 Duration: 33min

    This close to the election, there's a lot of anger. Like... a LOT. What does it mean for a people of faith to be angry? How do we know if our anger is righteous or not? And what are we supposed to do with it?

  • How to Tell the Truth - How to Survive the Election

    How to Tell the Truth - How to Survive the Election

    18/10/2020 Duration: 33min

    Jesus said, "I am the truth." So why are Christians so susceptible to conspiracy theories? God call us to be a people of sound teaching. How do we do that in a world of fake news and alternative facts?

  • How to Grieve - How to Survive the Election

    How to Grieve - How to Survive the Election

    11/10/2020

    When we vote, we tend to think about our own wants and needs. But Jesus implores us to put others before ourselves. How do we do that in politics? Rev. Sonya Brown invites us to consider how the practice of lament can help us hear the voices of the...

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