How Quickly They Forget | A Sermon on the Golden Calf from Exodus 32

How Quickly They Forget | A Sermon on the Golden Calf from Exodus 32

How quickly they forget. The children of Israel had just be miraculously rescued from slavery in Egypt. God spoke directly to them from the mountain and entered into a blood covenant. They were to be God’s treasured possession among all nations, God’s holy priesthood. They simply had to keep their end of the covenant.
They didn’t last 40 days before they turned to the status quo and crafted a Golden Calf.
This sermon explores how we, too, are regularly tempted to turn away from the wild claims of God’s love for the whole world and hunker down into our familiar safety zones.

How to Deal with Disrupted Plans | A Sermon from Acts 25:1-12

How to Deal with Disrupted Plans | A Sermon from Acts 25:1-12

The Apostle Paul wanted to visit Rome. He probably never imagined that he would have to first sit in jail for two years and then be carried there as a prisoner in order to fulfill this plan. Have you ever had plans disrupted? How do we deal with it when our life gets thrown upside down? Where is God in all of the chaos? This sermon explores those things as we look at Paul’s story in Acts 25:1-12.

Mars Hill, Oheyawahi, and Social Justice | A Sermon on Acts 17:22-31

Mars Hill, Oheyawahi, and Social Justice | A Sermon on Acts 17:22-31

This sermon was filmed on location at Oheyawahi/Pilot Knob in Mendota Heights, MN. It brings three things into conversation:

Paul’s speech on Mars Hill in Acts 17:22-31
The current #georgefloyd outburst of protests around racial injustice.
The Oheyawahi sacred grounds and how the indigenous people fit into the conversation in the midst of black/white racial tension.