Sermon On Our Time in NOLA

For this week’s sermon, I did something a little different. I had help. Lots of it.

I asked some of the youth that went to New Orleans last week for the Youth Gathering to come up and be a panel to help talk about what we saw, heard, and experienced. I think it’s pretty safe to say, it had a lasting impact on them.

Rather than try to post the text of the sermon, I figured I’d post the audio. Give it a listen. It’s safe to say the experience still echoes even though we’re back home.

Our text for the day was Ephesians 2:13-20.

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.

That being said, you can find the sermon here.

[I can’t post it on the blog because WordPress doesn’t support DivShare. It’s just too awesome.]

I hope all of you who preached on your experience in New Orleans were met with clear eyes and full hearts.


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