Who Do You Say That I Am? (Matthew 16:13-20)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on August 17, 2014.

The title is "Why do bad things happen to good people?", the text is Matthew 16: 13-20.

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Faithful Questions- Why do bad things happen to good people? (Matthew 5:43-48)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on August 10, 2014.

The title is "Why do bad things happen to good people?", the text is Matthew 5:43-48. This sermon is from Pastor Greg's summer sermon series, "Faithful Questions".

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Faithful Questions- Forgiveness Part 2- Matthew 5:27-30, Matthew 18:21-25

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on July 27, 2014.

The title is ""Forgiveness: Part 2- How can we expect world peace when the world is the way it is? If God is pleased with us, how do you explain Jesus’ explanation that is better to have your eye taken out than to rot in hell?", the text is Matthew 5:27-30 and Matthew 18: 21-25. This sermon is from Pastor Greg's summer sermon series, "Faithful Questions".

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Faithful Questions: "Why do we say, "I believe in the holy catholic church" during the Apostles' Creed"- Ephesians 4:1-6

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on June 22, 2014.

The title is "Why do we say, "I believe in the holy catholic church" during the Apostles' Creed", the text is Ephesians 4:1-6. This sermon is from Pastor Greg's summer sermon series, "Faithful Questions".

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Faithful Questions: What ever happened to Joseph, Jesus’ dad?- Luke 2:41-52

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on July 13, 2014. 
The title is "Whatever happened to Joseph, Jesus's dad?", the text is Luke 2:41-52. This sermon is from Pastor Greg's  summer sermon series, "Faithful Questions". 
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It's a Big, Big House (John 14:1-14)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on May 18, 2014. 
The title is "The Gap" the sermon text is John 14:1-14. This was the second in our Easter series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey through Eastertide.
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The Gap (Acts 2:42-47)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on May 11, 2014. 
The title is "The Gap" the sermon text is Acts 2: 42-47. This was the second in our Easter series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey through Eastertide.
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Portraits of Faith: Thomas (John 20:19-31)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on April 27, 2014. 
The title is "Portraits of Faith: Thomas" the sermon text is John 20:19-31. This was the second in our Easter series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey through Eastertide.
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Portraits of Faith: Donkey Fetchers (Matthew 21:1-11)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 26, 2014. 
The title is "Portraits of Faith: Donkey Fetchers" the sermon text is Matthew 21: 1-11. This was the sixth in our Lenten series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey toward Easter Morning.
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Portraits of Faith: Lazarus (John 11:1-45)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on April 6, 2014. 
The title is "Portraits of Faith: Lazarus" the sermon text is John 11: 1-45. This was the fifth in our Lenten series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey toward Easter Morning.
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Portraits of Faith: Nicodemus- Genesis 12:1-4 and John 3:1-17

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on March 16, 2014
The title is "Portraits of Faith: Nicodemus" the sermon text is Genesis 12: 1-4 and John 3: 1-17. This was the second in our Lenten series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey toward Easter Morning.
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You Said Don't Be Afraid (Good Friday Meditation

It is finished?

It can’t be finished…It can’t be over

You said follow me and I did,
You said pray with me and I tried,
You said trust me and…well that one was hard.

How can I trust you now?
You were the one; you were the Christ, the Messiah, the one who fed us, who healed us, who challenged us

All that you said seems a lie,

You’re dead, just like the criminals next to you,
Just like all that have come before you,
You were executed just like your cousin John. He even said you were the one.

You were supposed to be different,
You were supposed to change everything
You were supposed to fix it.

You said don’t be afraid.

How can it be finished?

Do you know how hard it has been to stand with you?
Do you know all the trouble you’ve caused me?

I had to watch you on trial
I had to watch you be humiliated
I had to watch you take it
                        You didn’t even fight back
                                    You didn’t even stand up for yourself
I had to run for my own safety
I had to hide who I was
I had to watch you be whipped and beaten
            If you were who you said you were why didn’t you do anything?
                        And now you’re dead

What now?

I can’t go back
I can’t start over

You spoke of freedom but everywhere I look there are chains
You said don’t be afraid

I was supposed to have an easier life
I was supposed to have a seat at the table
I was supposed to be part of something.
I was supposed to be a part of the change
I was going to be special
I was going to be safe
            It was going to be easy
I was going to be able to be open about who I was

It was going to be different

You said don’t be afraid

But how can I not be afraid?

You’re dead
They won
And now they are coming for me.

I guess you’re right

It is finished.
  

Portraits of Faith: Jesus (Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, and Matthew 4:1-11)

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 26, 2014. 
The title is "Portraits of Faith: Jesus" the sermon text is Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, and Matthew 4:1-11. This was the first in our Lenten series looking at different expressions of faith through out the Bible as we journey toward Easter Morning.
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Gifts of Women Sunday (JoAnn Martens): Ephesians 2:11-22

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on March 2, 2014. 
The the sermon text is Ephesians 2:11-22. This sermon was preached as part of our celebration of Gifts of Women Sunday by JoAnn Martens.
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A Way of Life: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 26, 2014. 
The title is "A Way of Life" the sermon text is Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48.
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Not the Best and Brightest- Matthew 4: 12-23; 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 26, 2014. 
The title is "Not the Best and Brightest" the sermon text is Matthew 4: 12-23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18.
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Beloved, with Whom I am Well Pleased- Matthew 3-13-17

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 12, 2014. 
The title is "Beloved, with Whom I am Well Pleased" the sermon text is Matthew 3:13-17.
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Returning by Another Road- Matthew 2:1-12

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on January 5, 2014. 
This is the Sunday of Epiphany and the 12th Day of Christmas. The title is "Returning by Another Road" the sermon text is Matthew 2:1-12.
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Waiting for the Fixer- Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on December 8, 2013. 
This is the second Sunday in the season of Advent. The title is "Waiting on the Fixer" the sermon text is Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10.
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Waiting on the Unexpected- Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44

This sermon was delivered at First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, NE on December 1, 2013. 
This is the first Sunday in the season of Advent and the first Sunday of the New Year in the church's calendar. The title is "Waiting on the Unexpected" the sermon text is Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44.
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