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On the Road Again: Pastor Dwight’s final sermon

Luke 15:11-32 (click to display NIV text) Aug. 18, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson [embedit snippet=”dwights-final-sermon-audio-miniplayer”] “. . .he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him […]

In the Open Field

Luke 15:1-10 (click to display NIV text) Aug. 11, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ ” Some of the authorities were not happy with Jesus because he ate with tax collectors and sinners, two of the main groups […]

The Kingdom Feast

Luke 13:18-30 (click to display NIV text) Aug. 4, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of God.” I remember in my seminary days that one central question among students was, “Which church or denomination will […]

“Seek His Kingdom”

Luke 12:22-37 (click to display NIV text) July 28, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “For the pagan world runs after all these things (what you will eat and drink) and your father knows that you need them. But seek his Kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” Jesus has been talking in […]

The Price of Sparrows

Luke 12:1-12 (click to display NIV text) July 14, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Indeed, not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Jesus said that in his […]

Light for a New Generation

Luke 11:29-36 (click to display NIV text) July 7, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.” “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not […]

Roses and Rhubarb

Luke 10:38-11:13 (click to display NIV text) June 30, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.” There […]

The Compassionate Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37 (click to display NIV text) June 16, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson ” ‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ The expert in the Law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’ Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’ “ […]

Peace for Our Souls

Luke 8:22-39 (click to display NIV text) May 26, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ . . .” “One day Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got […]

“But What About You?”

Luke 9:18-26 (click to display NIV text) May 19, 2013 Pastor Dwight A. Nelson “‘But what about you?’ He asked. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered, ‘God’s Messiah.’” The question “Who do you say that I am?” arises out of prayer. Luke tells us that Jesus was praying in a private place, and […]