#Easter - Jesus Prayer For Us

May 16, 2018

May 13, 2018
John 17: 6-19

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

When Jesus was alone in the garden, offering his final petitions to God, his worry wasn't just for himself and the pain he was going to endure. He praying for his disciples. He prayed for the Church. And he prayed for us.

 
 
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#Easter - Jesus’ Commandment to Love

May 8, 2018

May 06, 2018
John 15: 9-17

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

“This is my commandment,” Jesus said, “that you love one another as I have loved you." In this passage, Jesus' love is 'Agape' love which is self-giving love. Agape love is love for the sake of others. It is this love that Jesus means when he commands us love one another.

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#Easter - The Fruit of God’s Vine

May 2, 2018

April 29, 2018
John 15:1-8

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

"I am the vine you are the branches," Jesus tells us. You are the fruit of God's vine who have been gathered to provide nourishment to others as you have been nourished by God.

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#Easter - Jesus the Good Shepherd

April 25, 2018

April 22, 2018
John 10:11-18

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

We are God's sheep and Jesus is the Good Shepherd, come to carry us home. He is the Good Shepherd who loves us his sheep enough to lay down his life, to leave the 99 sheep to find the one lost sheep - to find YOU - when YOU are lost and frightened, when YOU are feeling unloved and unwanted and will carry YOU home.

 
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#Easter - Jesus Story Living In You

April 17, 2018

April 15, 2018
Luke 24:36b-48

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

We recognize that our faith will always be wrapped in questions and ambiguity of how life, death, meaning, eternity, how other faiths relate to God so differently, the presence of evil in a world created in love, all somehow fit together in some divine plan.

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#Easter - The Miracle of Easter

April 11, 2018

April 8, 2018
John 20:19-31

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.

Jesus has risen to bring new and everlasting life to a broken yet beautiful, a hurting yet hopeful, sin stained yet grace saturated world that has been created in love. 

 

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Easter Sunday

April 10, 2018

April 1, 2018
Mark 16: 1-18

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

He is Risen!

This is YOUR resurrection moment! 

That’s because Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed. Amen! Alleluia! Now go and live your resurrection life!

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Good Friday

April 10, 2018

March 30, 2018

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

The symbol and sacrifice of the cross and how through his death on the cross Jesus showed God what it was like to be human and in pain and to die. 

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Maundy Thursday

April 10, 2018

March 29, 2018
John 13

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

Pastor Kevin Speaks about the amazing love, forgiveness and mercy of God shown to us through Holy Communion.

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Palms and the Passion

March 26, 2018

March 25, 2018
Psalm 39: 2-8a, 10-13 NRV                                                                                                                        Mark 14: 1- 15:47

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

On Palm Sunday, we remember a protest march, Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey. There’s some debate on whether Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was a celebration or a protest. Jesus arriving in the Holy City Jerusalem on a humble donkey, rather than a brilliant stallion the way that Caesar did. The donkey symbolized peace. The stallion symbolized war. And the crowds shouted “Hosanna". “Hosanna” literally meaning “Save us!”. From Palm Sunday to the Passion, Pastor Kevin ends his sermon reading the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Mark. The 14th and 15th chapters.

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