Category: teaching series

SOTM: the Beatitudes

Yesterday at Morgantown Community Church we began a journey through the Sermon on the Mount [Matthew 5-7] that will span six months and four different series. Our first series is an exploration of the ‘Beatitudes’, or as Frederick Dale Bruner calls them, “Jesus’ surprisingly…

Jesus behind barbed-wire…

In Luke chapter 8 the writer tells the story of a woman who had an illness that caused  her to bleed; she had been sick for twelve years. This was not simply an issue of her physical health. Her bleeding made her ceremonially unclean…

Our ever-expanding rights…

One of the resources I am using for the series I am doing at Morgantown Community Church, on the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, is a book called Sinning Like a Christian by Will Willimon. This week I am preparing to talk about Greed and found a short…

the exile of envy…

In his book, Seven, author Jeff Cook describes envy as exile. He traces the envy the Israelites had for other nations and the dramatic effects it had on their lives. In 1 Samuel, the Israelites reject God as king in favor of a human one,…

Distortions of love…

Yesterday I quoted from William Willimon’s book Sinning Like a Christian, in which he works through the Seven Deadly Sins. This book is  full of so many helpful insights that I had to share just one more with you today. Willimon says: “The Seven, said the…

Pride is a virtue?

This year for Lent I am teaching through the ‘seven deadly sins’ at Morgantown Community Church. Yesterday, I talked about the sin that is often called ‘the root’ of all sin: pride.  I had so much content that I wanted to teach, but alas,…

we’re going to keep ‘pressing on’…

This Sunday at Morgantown Community Church we will be continuing one more week in our ‘Press On’ series. I had originally planned to end the series with last week’s teaching, but after thinking on it a bit, this week’s teaching will be a more…

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