Losing our “swag” in the Body of Christ

Sermon on July 28 by Ron Michener Scripture: 1 Cor 12:12-31a Introduction Fitting in? Can other things “out community” the Church? Unity is linked to humility 1. Body parts . . . with a limp. (see 1Cor 12:12-13 NIV) Many parts, one Spirit! Body parts work together, as with the body of Christ. How and…

The Incarnate Love of God

Sermon on September 9 by Ron Michener, ETF Leuven Scripture: 1 John 4:7-12 Introduction: What is love? Background: Opposition to Jesus’ embodied love 1. Love’s source (7-8) 2. God’s love incarnate (9-10) 3. God’s love embodied through us (11-12) Key idea: God’s embodied love through Jesus animates our embodied love towards fellow believers.   Download…

The Subversive Power of the Grace in the Kingdom of God

Sermon on  June 19 by Ron Michener, Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF) Leuven Scripture:  Mark 10:13-16 1. Introduction: the problem of personal power Highlighting the Context of Mark’s gospel 2. God’s Kingdom Grace modeled through children A. Innocence of children? B. Primacy and Priority of children – then and now C. Children coming to Jesus: The disciples’ rebuke and…