Do you want to be free? Rabbi Jesus invites us to ‘Grow Trees’ (Matthew 20:20-28). We grow trees by paying attention to the relationships around us. Paying attention leads to the actions of planting, watering, mulching, and pruning. Video Audio https://dalefredrickson.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/growing_trees_.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 23:03 — 10.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Do you want to be free? What’s freedom have to do with mirrors, snowflakes, valentines, and pennies? Watch at your own risk? This sermon wrestles with Matthew 5:43-48.
Do you want to be free? Rabbi Jesus calls us to the practice of forgiveness. Through a prayer (Matthew 6:12), Peter’s question (Matthew 18:21-22), and a parable (Matthew 18:23-33) we are challenged to forgive. But, how do we forgive amidst the reality of bruises, cuts, and breaks? Listen at your own risk.
Do you want to be free? Do you want to rise above the mendacity and mediocrity of our culture? The Rabbi invites us to the adventure of discipleship and teaches practices of freedom, i.e. forgiveness, love for enemies, and sacrificial service. Listen at your own risk! Transformation awaits. “Come and see (John 1:39).”