RSVP

October 15th, 2017 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson |

Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus’ parable of the wedding feast is instantly familiar to all of us who have ever received an invitation and forgotten to RSVP; in this parable, however, an RSVP is of ultimate importance. Why do those first invited ignore or outright reject the king’s invitation to the feast? Why the king treat the guest without a wedding garment so harshly? Join Peet Dickinson as he works through this message of God’s invitation to all.

Cultivated

October 8th, 2017 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson |

Isaiah 5:1-7

The fifth chapter of Isaiah provides a striking and disturbing picture of a vineyard gone rotten and its resulting destruction. The most unsettling twist of this story, however, is the identification of this vineyard with the entire people of Israel. Join our Dean, Peet Dickinson, as he unpacks this judgement-laden passage, and finds the light of the Gospel held within.

The Cruciform Life

October 1st, 2017 | The Rev. Patrick Schlabs |

Philippians 1:21-27

In the second chapter of Philippians, Paul delivers the challenge to live a life worthy of the Gospel, modeled after the example of Christ. Despite this, the hard reality of our societal and personal dystopias seems to cut this challenge off from the hope of fulfillment. Join Rev. Patrick as he unpacks how Christ’s example of humility is the empowering source of our new life.

Standing Firm in Unsteady Times

September 24th, 2017 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson |

Philippians 1:21-27

In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he writes that for him, “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Given the uncertainty of our world, with natural disasters and political instability constantly throwing out the ground under our feet, what does it look like to stand firm in the Gospel, life or death? Join our dean, Peet, as he explores Paul’s bold claim.

Romans: Saved for Mission

The Rev. Rob Sturdy | Romans 14:5-12 |

In the final installment of our summer preaching series, we find Paul exhorting a church fallen prey to the sin of judgement and subsequent division. There is no room for judgement for ourselves or others in a church defined by the grace of God. Join guest preacher Rev. Rob Sturdy as he diagnoses the human heart, laden with judgement, and prescribes the Gospel cure.


 

Romans: Saved for Mission

The Rev. David Alwine | Romans 12:9-21 |

Romans 12 marks Paul’s turn from doctrine, the story of the Gospel, to action, the call to believers to participate in God’s mission. The second half of the chapter outlines the foundation of Christian ethics with the words “Let love be genuine”. This charge becomes the guiding principle for what it means to live as a Christian. Join Rev. David Alwine as he unpacks Romans 12:9-21.

Romans: Saved for Mission

Jacob Graudin | Romans 12:1-8 |

Romans 12 marks Paul’s turn from doctrine, the story of the Gospel, to action, the call to believers to participate in God’s mission. Yet this turn is not a point of disconnect; Paul starts his ethical charge by grounding it in “the mercies of God,” the same mercies he has spent the previous eleven chapters outlining. How then does Paul call his audience to live? What does it mean to participate in God’s mission? Join our ministry assistant Jacob Graudin as he describes the life devoted to God.

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Romans: Saved for Mission

The Rev. Patrick Schlabs | Romans 11:25-36 |

The end of Romans 11 describes a mystery of God’s will for his people Israel so beautiful and profound that Paul bursts forth into praise of God. What is this mystery, and what does is teach us about the riches of God’s mercy? Join Rev. Patrick as he explores how the lens of God’s mercy leads us to humility, charity, and worship.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

Mr. Jacob Graudin | Romans 9:11-24 |

Romans 11 presents modern readers with a puzzling image: two olive trees, one’s branches being broken off and cast to the ground, the other’s branches grafted broken off and grafted to the first. What exactly do these trees, and the breaking off and grafting on, represent, and how does it touch our very non-agricultural lives? Join Jacob Graudin as he wrestles with this imagery and the picture of God’s faithfulness it delivers.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

Ryan ThompsonPastor Ryan Thompson | Romans 9:1-5 |

In Romans chapters 9 and 10, Paul explores the ramifications of the gospel for his Jewish kin. He wrestles with questions of God’s sovereignty and the means by which salvation is declared. Paul is passionate for his fellow Jews and seeks to declare the gospel to them in hopes that they will come to salvation by faith in Christ. Join Ryan Thompson as he applies these powerful chapters to the lives of our Cathedral family.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

Mr. Matthew Lambert | Romans 8:31-39 |

In the conclusion to Romans 8, Paul delivers a rousing summation of our Christian freedoms and an powerful declaration of God’s radical love for us. In times of great trial, these words take on a new and vibrant life. Join vestry member, Matt Lambert, as he applies God’s statement of ultimate faithfulness to our uncertain and shifting surroundings.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

The Rev. David Alwine | Romans 8:26-34 |

Romans 8 provides a moving account of the Holy Spirit’s action in the lives of believers. This description includes the unusual language of the Spirit “groaning” on our behalf. What does this say about God, and how does Spirit to “groan” for us? Join Rev. David as he explores this unique phrase and its implications for us.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

The Rev. Patrick Schlabs | Romans 8:18-25 |

In Romans chapter 8, Paul explores life in the Spirit. The Spirit is given to God’s children to bring about new creation in their lives even while they live in a broken world. Paul shows the Spirit as the connection between the ‘already’ of God’s kingdom and the ‘not yet’ of the Christian life. Listen as Patrick Schlabs shows how the Spirit brings hope in suffering and assures us of the future renewal of all creation as well as our physical bodies.

 

Romans: Saved for Mission

Mr. Jacob Graudin | Romans 8:7-17 |

The first half of Romans chapter 8 describes a new kind of existence for God’s people: life in the Spirit. What does it mean to live life in the Spirit? What does this life in the Spirit look like, and why does it so often feel like the Christian life is anything but Spirit-filled? Join Jacob as he wrestles with these questions and finds deep and important answers in the pages of Scripture.