Faithful to tell on ourselves (Spring/Summer 2021)
Sermons live in a strange place. On the one hand, a sermon is a deep dive into the past. We dig deep into scripture because we need to know our family stories and to hear the good news about what God has done in Israel and Jesus to set the work of salvation in motion. On the other hand, a sermon is a participation in God’s invitation right now to an innovative, abundant life in Christ that is being birthed in the messy, painful, and exhilarating work of welcoming God’s kingdom. Every good sermon stands with one foot in the historic testimony of the people of God, and with the other foot standing in our present experience as God’s people.