Sermon Podcasts

Buy the Field

09/25/2022 – Buy the Field

With the Babylonian army about to take control over Jerusalem and all of Judah, God tells Jeremiah to buy a field. Why buy a field that is about to be unusable? How might this story be an encouragement for us today in 2022?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRk6vewq6kM&t=203s

 

The Parable of the Unjust Steward

09/18/2022 – The Parable of the Unjust Steward

What can we learn from a shady steward who steals from his master twice … and gets commended for it?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qry1uUjE4w&t=1448s

 

Demoting ‘The Greatest of These’

09/11/2022 – Demoting ‘The Greatest of These’

A tragic reversal has taken place in our political and religous lives. Where policy/positions used to be flexible and civility/virtue nonnegotiable, we now embrace the opposite. Virtue has been demoted … and we don’t even seem to mind.

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://youtu.be/SL4P37DsQFA

 

Time is Offensive

09/04/2022 – Time is Offensive

With kids heading off to new schools, I have been thinking a lot about time and what it means to live a life of substance. What does the image of chaff and Jesus teaching on the cost of discipleship reveal about the subject?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Sc7eSQd5A&t=1812s

 

Broken Cisterns

08/28/2022 – Broken Cisterns

What does a news story about traffic accidents, a news story about economic mobility, and a prophecy from Jeremiah teach us about how we live faithfully in a changing world?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8I65aPaYF8  

 

When One Thing Is Two Things

08/21/2022 – When One Thing Is Two Things

Our lectionary texts today include two texts about the sabbath, but they couldn’t be more different. The heart behind what we do is as important as what we do.

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://youtu.be/yqbrkxnIYaY?t=1578 

 

Snickers, Milk, and Hope

08/07/2022 – Snickers, Milk, and Hope

Our lectionary texts this morning are all about faith, but they are also about where faith is lived out… in an Already and Not Yet Kingdom. What can Snickers bars, communion, and NT Wright teach us about how to live this faith in a world full of both Beauty and Brokenness?

Watch this message on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/LqUlYc7d1no?t=1533

Peacekeepers to Peacemakers

07/24/2022 – Peacekeepers to Peacemakers

Today we welcome back Dr. Donna Battle to share what it means to be peacemakers in a world where peace has never been achieved for many. She explores the misconceptions we tend to make based in Philippians 4. (Watch this message on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJbHC5J7C8)

The Only Enemy Left

07/17/2022 – The Only Enemy Left

Today Pastor Greg shares about some of his personal struggles with anxiety and how *bad* religion actually contributed to that problem. Plus, he’ll be sharing his deepest, darkest secret from last week’s Higher Ground Adventure Camp! (Watch this message on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYLbkMjC20I&t=1474s)