Sermons – Bread and Wine Communities
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A church in the city of Portland
||CleanThe Need For Atonement||In order to understand how the suffering and death of Jesus has anything to do with bringing us to God we need to first understand the problem God was trying to solve. In this passage Paul assumes the relevance of the problem is universal, the nature of||3/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFullness of Time||The fullness of time is the way scripture speaks to god’s eternity being available to us in the present. Through love, we can - at this moment - participate in the peace and bliss of eternity. Through Christ, the present is the ripe moment for us to r||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeasonal Time||The finite nature of human beings means that we experience time in a confusing onslaught of seasonal joy and sorrow. In order for our worship to conform our hearts to Christ, it too should be both seasonal (to honor our humanity) and eternal (to reflect||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiturgical Time||In the act of Christian worship God wants to draw history into the bliss of eternity. If we want to anchor our experience of the world in God this means counting time in a way that relates it to God's eternal purposes - and this is the reason for Script||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrayer and Holy Ground||Spaces become holy ground when the presence of God is recognized and His voice is heard - as the psalm so elegantly explains. This is the purpose of prayer, and the pattern of it is illustrated in the life of Moses. Prayer begins with God speaking, us r||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunion and Social Space||The kingdom of God is manifested primarily in relationships with God and one another, which means that it implies a sociology. The space created by Christ’s sacrifice and forgiveness is a table to which all are invited and a meal together is where God||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaptism and Sacred Space||When baptized, people become immersed both into the grave with this world, in solidarity with Christ’s suffering on its behalf; and also into the love of God which sent Him. God uses the physical act of baptism as his speech to confirm the transformat||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSacred Space and Time||In the magi’s realization that Christ is the light of the world God reveals himself in space and time. God has caused the finite to bear the infinite, and through our worship in sacred spaces and counting sacred time we too can see God revealed within||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvent: Love||--||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvent: Joy||The joy of advent can withstand suffering even as it fights for the well-being of all people because it is rooted in the promise of God that all will be well. In the birth of Jesus the mightiness of God and his power to save are shown not in his power t||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love it. Excellent gospel centered teaching that focuses on seeing the city of Portland meet Jesus.