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2014 12 24 Sermon by Vern Rempel (6.4 MB)
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2014 10 26 Sermon by Vern Rempel Part 1 (28.3 MB)
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Narrative Lectionary Bible Reading
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the world. For God, whom I serve with my spirit by announcing the gospel of his Son, is my witness that without ceasing I remember you always in my prayers, asking that by God’s will I may somehow at last succeed in coming to you.
For I am longing to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— or rather so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as I have among the rest of the Gentiles. I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish — hence my eagerness to proclaim the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘The one who is righteous will live by faith.
It is the power of salvation to
all scared ones, self-protective ones,
Paul is saying:
Salvation for everyone:
Later on in Romans, Paul says:
We are all in this together
It was put on by Michelle Warren
And it was evangelicals saying that
Warren noted that she was not going to either
they are not our hope, she said,
our hope rather, she said,
John Perkins was the morning's feature speaker
And Noel Castellanos
Evangelicals putting heart into politics
The thing that's cool about Evangelicals
Noel Castellanos said
It is the politics of Jesus.
Their spirit and tone reflects the wonderful
It is social justice, but it is warm social justice
It's warm and loving...
Ideas about justice, ideas about salvation,
But that's cold soup compared to the warmth
We're not here for a political rally
Not choosing sides, because God does not choose sides,
So, the evangelical speakers said,
And then we saw a sign we really appreciated:
Standing on the side of love.
the immigrant, their dear families,
what would love have us do
The power of the gospel for barbarians,
The sign had a web address:
On the side of love:
So we see that even mighty Romans
there is this warmth of the heart
He in effect says
Paul knows that especially in Rome
This will be a problem
So here's the last thing-
It is used satirically in the comedy "Silicon Valley"
He notes that it was first popularized in the 1997 book
For eg. Craigslist, Skype, and no-frills airlines.
That was the original business disruption.
Nunberg continues by saying that
He thinks it was used of him
But now it's cool.
The emotional resonance is echoed
In Hunger Games, the authorities are corrupt
And in both series, the key hero is female.
And such disruption brings us directly back around
You may remember this Langston Hughes poem:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Maybe it just sags
Or does it explode?
Hughes asked the right question
Disruption will happen, should happen
So disruption is a buzzword.
It may soon go the way of "thought leader"
But since I'm finally on the bandwagon,
The gospel is full of immense love;
That love means saying we are people of Christ
That love asks clearly-spoken questions
Shirley Whiteside said on CPR this week
People do not have a place to live.
That's a gospel question.
It is love, not merely cold-eyed analysis,
how so many people of color can be incarcerated
Anthony Grimes - founder of Denver Freedom Riders
He asked him if there was anything,
Dante said, I want a sheet of paper that lists my rights.
Young men like Dante are getting thrown into
Can we incarcerate ourselves enough
One way to make new connections for action
The gospel is the power of salvation.
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