This Podcast contains the Sunday sermons of Calvary: the Hill
The Message of Welcome
The essence of the Christian message is an invitation. It is a free gift, a new identity, a twist in the plot, a windfall inheritance and a news-worthy happening. In short it is the gospel; the good news of our surprising welcome into relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
We are Being Built Together
Paul had been talking about what God has done; he brought us near and made us one. Now he turns to what God is doing, making a people into his temple built on the scriptures, focused on Jesus, preaching the gospel, empowered by the Spirit, to the glory of God.
He Made Us One
The salvation brought to us in Jesus Christ is not just spiritual but social. In Jesus, true peace between divided and hostile communities is made because Jesus put the hostility to death. We are called in all our differences to be one new family in Christ.
The Son of Mary
Jesus was both the expected Messiah and the unexpected incarnation of God. At the moment of Jesus' birth, everything changed: God had become man and all would be well. Because Jesus came as God with us, we now can be with God forever.
Son of David
Solomon, the son of David, ruled over a glorious kingdom. But it was temporary, and flawed. Like all the kingdoms of the earth is was a glorious contradiction. Jesus however was glorious in paradox, and is therefore worthy of being the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as the true son of David.
The Son of Israel
For a story we associate with Joseph, the narrator sure spends a lot of time on Judah. As it turns out, The author does this to push our gaze beyond Joseph to the one who would come who would be the greatest and truest example of God's providence and reconciliation.