Sermons

Weekly professional powerhouse sermons by Leonard Sweet.

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Deep and Wide

Deep and Wide Lectionary 20 January 2019 2nd Sunday After Epiphany Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 Text to Life There is a new “app” you can now download that is called “Calm.” Yep. You heard that right. An “app” called “Calm.” They say there’s an app…

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Follow the Jesus Star

Follow the Jesus Star Lectionary 6 January 2019 The Epiphany of Our Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Text to Life Today is Epiphany, the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas we call Christmastide. It’s the day when the Star of Bethlehem, a very…

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Suit Up

Suit Up –Guest Sermon by Jesse Caldwell Lectionary 30 December 2018 1st Sunday After Christmas 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Text to Life Props: Before you begin the sermon, pass out paper and pens or pencils. During the message, you will be asking them to…

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Merry Chrystery

Merry Chrystery Lectionary 23 December 2018 Fourth Sunday of Advent Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:47-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 Text to Life Advent is a season of anticipation. In other words, it is at heart a “birth” story. The prescribed Advent lectionary texts speak of a coming Messiah, a divine presence,…

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Advent Sermon Series: The Animals of Advent — Part I: The Roar of the Lion and the Bleat of the Lamb

Advent Sermon Series: The Animals of Advent Part I: The Roar of the Lion and the Bleat of the Lamb Lectionary 2 December 2018 First Sunday in Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 Text to Life I bet you’ve noticed how many children’s stories feature animals…

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The Maranatha Church

The Maranatha Church Lectionary 25 November 2018 Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday Student Day 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132:1-12 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Text to Life You are a time traveler? Don’t believe me? Unless you have never journeyed beyond a couple hundred miles east or west…

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Unpolished Praise

Unpolished Praise Lectionary 18 November 2018 26th Sunday After Pentecost 1 Samuel 1:4-20 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 Text to Life As the holidays creep ever closer, the catalogs clog up our mail boxes and post offices. I thought shopping now gets done online these days.…

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