Sermon Podcasts

When Freedoms Collide

06/26/2022 – When Freedoms Collide

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” At a conscious level, most of us desire the freedom Christ wants for us. But just underneath our knowing and awareness, we are absorbing and living out a distorted version of freedom. How are these two freedoms at odds?

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“From Baptist to Anabaptist”

06/19/2022 – “From Baptist to Anabaptist”

Ekklesia has long been a place of healing for wounded people. Sometimes even for wounded pastors. This Sunday, we have the privilege of hearing Pastor Josh’s story. A former Baptist pastor, he will be sharing his story about how pastoring in 2020 and 2021 changed his life. He and his wife, Rudy, and their 4 children have been worshiping with us since summer 2021. Following this Sunday, they move to Harrisonburg, VA, where Josh has accepted a new senior pastor role.

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=VagWhxdT49s&t=1323s

Wisdom is Calling, but No One is Listening

06/19/2022 – Wisdom is Calling, but No One is Listening

If wisdom is calling on the heights and at the crossroads (Proverbs 8), and if the spirit of Christ is guiding us into all truth (John 16), it seems that no one is listening. No one is paying attention. None of us are being led. What can we do? How can we change? What will it take to help us better hear Wisdom’s call?

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=btle6zVDOKg&t=1419s

Pentecost

06/05/2022 – Pentecost

What is Pentecost? Why would tongues of fire show up on that day?

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The Way it Is

05/22/2022 – The Way it Is

Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29; John 5:1-9. “The way it is” in our world is often in conflict with how it should be and how it will one day be. Looking at three of today’s lectionary readings, how does God undermine “the way it is” (patriarchy, bad end-times theology, broken economic systems) with a new way? With the Kingdom way?

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=1gAudVyzodE&t=1545s

We Talking ‘Bout Practice

05/15/2022 – We Talking ‘Bout Practice

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35. “We talking bout practice!?!?!” This week is the 20th anniversary of Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant. It is also the 2000-something-th anniversary of Peter’s vision revealing that no food and no person is unclean. What do these two stories have in common, and how can they help us follow Jesus better?

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The Folly and Great Wisdom of Sheep

05/08/2022 – The Folly and Wisdom of Sheep

Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30. Scripture uses a lot of Shepherding imagery to describe our relationship to God, but also to call out our tendency to act like sheep. To act foolishly and against our best interest. But, for all a sheep’s faults, there is one very wise behavior that sheep intuitively do far better than humans. Today, we explore the well-known Shepherd’s Psalm.

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The “God-card”, Tears of Joy, and not-so Doubting Thomas

04/24/2022 – The “God-card”, Tears of Joy, and not-so Doubting Thomas

Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31. Using all four of this week’s lectionary texts, we touch on three questions. When is it right and when is it wrong to play the “God-card”? Why is everyone crying at Jesus’ second coming? And do we need to find a new name for Doubting Thomas?

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He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

04/17/2022 – He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

AHe is Risen. He is Risen indeed! Sometimes places tell stories. The geography of Jesus’ journey on Holy Week can teach us a lot about God’s Kingdom and about the significance of Mary Magdalene’s presence at the tomb. What does this powerful day teach us about darkness and light, loss and hope, death and resurrection?

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=ctao1UrV3w0&t=2343s

Lent Week Six – A Donkey and a Warhorse

04/10/2022 – Lent Week Six – A Donkey and a Warhorse

It’s passover week. Jerusalem is crowded. It’s the time of year when Rome sends a military procession into Jerusalem as a reminder of who’s in charge. Against this backdrop and in sharp contrast, Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. What can we learn from this story that might change our lives today?

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