Tag Archives: Gospel of John

sermon: “good vs nice”

Fourth Sunday after Easter
Acts 4:5–12; 1 John 3:16–24; John 10:11–18
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Jesus is the good shepherd, not the nice shepherd. Jesus uses his power to stand between us and the wolf, to die and rise again.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “the light a death shed”

Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16–25; John 18:1—19:42
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Jesus died for us, revealing how valuable we are and what is worth living and dying for.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “safety for the body”

Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1–4, 11–14; Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26; John 13:1–17, 31b–35
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Washing feet and feeding: this Last Supper is about what Jesus does in, with, and for bodies.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “life at its fullest”

Firth Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31–34; Hebrews 5:5–10; John 12:20–33
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

“It is there, in the light of the stark reality of life at its end that we begin to catch a glimpse of life at its fullest.” —Dr. Audrey West

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

Also thanks to the film, Spirited Away, and this 1995 conversation between bell hooks and John Perry Barlow.