Jesus’ Passover Song, Psalm 116

1. Preparation (a) Hymn to be sung earlier in the service: “Come Fill My Cup” (Let it overflow with love) (b) Song to be played directly before the Communion presentation: Acapella’s “Not My Will But Thine” (on the album “Set Me Free”). The performance in the video below depicts the pain and the suffering of […]

Unfair Grace

  Overview/Background The goal of this communion message is to challenge the belief system of the listener. We find out about a mass-murdering cannibal whose deathbed conversion seems genuinely unfair. How could God possibly let him into heaven? That exact question may reveal more about you than you think!   1 Timothy 1:15-16 Here is a […]

Jesus’ Formula for Love and Forgiveness – by Tim Priestley

Could not parse XML from YouTube Introduction Jesus often taught others by calling to light comparisons between different people.  His perspective on these differences were often surprising–sometimes offensive to those who listened.  But they always made for compelling illustrations.  I’m going to read from a passage where Jesus highlights the different actions between a hospitable […]

Hey! You Promised!

1. Preparation Before the communion lesson, sing the hymn (or the variation below of) “Standing on the Promises” During the passing of the trays, have a guitarist or keyboardist play a quiet, very slow, acoustic variation of the melody to the hymn “Standing on the Promises” Luke 22: 39-44 Jesus went out as usual to the […]