The debt to love

September 10, 2017

Justice is not finished until it achieves reconciliation. Christ paid the just penalty for sin when he died on the cross, but the work of reconciliation continues. Our primary task as Christians is not to punish the wicked, but to seek reconciliation and healing from the effects of sin.

Readings from Ezekiel 33:7-11Romans 13:8-14Matthew 18:15-20.

Preached by the Rev. Jake Dell on September 10, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.

Transcript available here.

00:0000:00

God is still calling us good

September 3, 2017

We must learn to love and serve without any sign of success or gain. Christ’s love and Christ’s ministry bring him to his cross, where he suffers and dies. Yet there he works a salvation that vindicates both him and us. Knowing this, we can find the courage to love when love fails and serve when our service comes to nought.

Readings from Jeremiah 15:15-21Romans 12:9-21Matthew 16:21-28.

Preached by the Rev. Jake Dell on September 3, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.

Transcript available here.

00:0000:00