Passion Week

"Disciples Whom Christ Loves" (Jn 19:25-27)

Text: Jn 19:25-27
Series: Passion Week
Preached: 2016-03-20 at Phoenix URC, 5:30 PM.

John records an instance of Jesus' profound love for his family, so that that you might know how the Lord cares for all those adopted into God's household. As “disciples whom Christ loves,” we are expected and enabled to fulfill our duties toward our natural and spiritual family.

"The Rebel Who Repents" (Lk 23:32-43)

Text: Mt 23:32-43
Series: Passion Week
Preached: 2016-03-13 at Phoenix URC, 5:30 PM.

Christ our King has authority to pardon anyone he wills, no matter how sinful. In mercy, he promises paradise to anyone who repents and places their trust in him. This text also confronts us with questions about the  reality of our repentance, and our willingness to forgive seemingly unforgivable people.