Weekly Scripture Readings
4/1/20 – The Wounds of Stealing – Pastor John Stransky
4/5/20 – Procession for Palm Sunday
John 12:12-19 – Sermon will be based off of this text, Theme – Palm Sunday
4/9/20 – Holy or Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-14 – Sermon will be based off of this text, Theme – the story itself being told and the meal’s meaning today
1 Corinthians 11:23-32
John 13:1-5, 34-35
4/10/20 – Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 – Since the Lenten theme is By His Wounds…this is the theme for Good Friday
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
4/12/20 – Easter Services
1 Corinthians 15:51-57 – Sermon will be based off of this text, Theme, Victory – It’s Not Just About Winning…It’s How You Win
4/19/20 – Easter 2
OT – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Epistle – 1 John 5:4-10
Gospel – John 20:19-31
4-26-2020, 3rd Sunday of Easter
OT – Ezekiel 34:11-16 “Theme – Ezekiel has a shepherding theme, and I will be using a theme of being tracked down by our Lord Jesus.”
Epistle – 1 Peter 2:21-25
Gospel – John 10:11-16
5-3-2020, 4th Sunday of Easter
OT – Isaiah 40:25-31 “Theme – waiting upon the Lord and I will be telling a story to apply to Scripture.”
Epistle – 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel – John 16:16-22
5-10-2020, 5th Sunday of Easter
OT – Isaiah 12:1-6
Epistle – James 1:16-21
Gospel – John 16:5-15 “Theme – a Godly understanding of letting go and how it works throughout the stages of our lives and how Christ emulates it for us”
5-17-2020, 6th Sunday of Easter
OT – Numbers 21:4-9 “Theme – connecting the Bronze Serpent to the cross of Jesus through both narratives of the OT and Gospel”
Epistle – 1 Timothy 2:1-6
Gospel – John 16:23-33
5-24-2020, 7th Sunday of Easter
OT – Ezekiel 36:22-28
Epistle – 1 Peter 4:7-14 “Theme – Suffering, I’m going to tell how my coach would always tell us what practice was going to be like, and even though I knew it was going to be tough…I appreciated the head’s up.”
Gospel – John 15:26 – 16:4
OT – Genesis 11:1-9
Epistle – Acts 2:1-21
Gospel – John 14:23-31 “Theme, speaking about the language of God, use Jill’s and my own love language to lead into the love language of God.”
(STARTING A SERMON SERIES)
Sermon Series Theme – God’s Kingdom is compelled through the actions of His people. Looking back to the genealogy of Luke chapter 3 there are moments where the events following the actions of people would have drastically changed had they not acted in a Godly manner. It is a seven week series that is intended to weave together Christ into the fabric of the actions of God’s people proceeding Him in Scripture. It will be strongly narrative driven, Gospel focused, and employing the 3rd use of the Law in terms of how God continues to work through the actions of His people today. It should also validate our lives in terms of vocation being that most of these people in Scripture had no idea of the Christological ramifications of the decisions they made. Series title – “What if…”
6-7-2020, Graduation Sunday, Series “What if…”
OT – Genesis 6:1-22 “What if…Noah had not TRUSTED in God?” No people, no “very good” creation. I have a great personal story to share here of a lifeguard I knew named Don and the flood of 71’ in Rapid City, SD.
OT – Proverbs 3:5-8 – 3rd use of the Law
Gospel – Matthew 24:36-39 – 3rd use of the Law and narrative ark
6-14-2020, Series “What if…”
OT – Genesis 12:1-3 “What if…Abram had not FOLLOWED God?” No chosen people in a bloodline leading to Christ. Have a story to apply to this of my teammates and I chasing a tornado in college and how we had no idea the power of that which we were following.
OT – Joshua 24:1-15 – 3rd use of the Law and narrative ark
Gospel – John 8:51-59 – 3rd use of the Law and Christ’s point on Abraham for narrative ark
6-21-2020, Series “What if…”
OT = Genesis 45:1-8 “What if…Joseph had not FORGIVEN his brothers?” The Nation of Israel would not have survived. The sermon will be mostly off of the narratives of both texts and how they relate.
Gospel – Luke 23:26-43 – 3rd use of the Law displayed perfectly in the actions of Jesus and also our standing before Him
6-28-2020, Series “What if…”
OT – Ruth 1:1-18 “What if…Ruth had not CLUNG to Naomi?” No line of David and his Kingship leading to Christ. The sermon will be on the narrative of Ruth and I will also speak of my in-laws marriage and things they overcame as the text of Ruth was there wedding verses.
OT – Jeremiah 23:5-7 – narrative ark
Gospel – Matthew 1:1-6 – narrative ark
7-5-2020, NO SERMON SERIES THIS WEEKEND WITH ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 for the 4th of July
OT – 1 Samuel 8:1-22 – I chose this text to show how God’s people long ago clamored to have an earthly king instead of a Godly King.
Epistle – 2 Peter 2:4-17 – I chose this text to remind ourselves that even through we are a part of this world we are also alien to it.
Matthew 27:37-44 – I chose this text to remind us of how Jesus ruled as our King.
7-12-2020, Series “What if…”
OT – 2 Samuel 12:1-10 “What if…David had not REPENTED to God? The line and lineage of Kingship would have been severed that leads to Jesus. Theme will revolve around what it means for David to be a man after God’s own heart in terms of repentance, so it will revolve around the narrative of David.
OT – Psalm 51:1-4, 10-12, 15-17 – 3rd use of the Law
Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40 – Gospel and Law both
7-19-2020, Series “What if…”
OT – Psalm 100:1-5
Gospel – Luke 1:26-38 “What if…Mary had not SERVED her Lord?” No Jesus!
Gospel – Matthew 20:20-28 – 3rd use of the Law in how Jesus calls His disciples to serve.
7-26-2020, Series “What if…”
Epistle – Acts 9:1-18 “What if…Paul had not SUFFERED for the Lord?” No Epistles, no Gentile conversions, and no journeys. Just telling the narrative of Paul.
Epistle – 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 – 3rd use of the Law for how we are to view suffering