These sermons are a representative sample of the kinds of themes, Scripture texts, and ideas that I find pressing for the church to engage. If you use or cite these sermons, please give the author (me!) proper credit. Feel free to post your comments on the sermons on the comment box provided.

The Razor’s Edge of Jewish-Gentile Relations

posted May 7, 2009, 6:51 AM by David Eagle

Sermon Preached January 22, 2006
Saanich Community Church

God, in his mercy has grafted the Gentiles in and allowed them to become part of the people of God.  And God’s love is unbreakable and his promise to restore Israel irrevocable.  To try and sort how this works is to venture into the realm of God’s mystery.  In the mystery of God, things go beyond the ability of the human mind to grasp.

Jephthah and His Fatal Vow

posted May 7, 2009, 6:46 AM by David Eagle

Sermon Preached February 21, 2004
Saanich Community Church

Attempts to control and manipulate God is the root of all false religion. Even when God's Spirit comes upon us, we can go horribly wrong. Suffering a sacrifice are never right when done for entirely the wrong reasons.

Knowing as We Are Already Known

posted May 7, 2009, 6:42 AM by David Eagle

Sermon Preached April 8, 2007
Saanich Community Church

Jesus knows us and names us and loves us.  Even though our world teaches us to hide, Jesus' resurrection proves that we do not need to hide: that we can be naked and not ashamed.

The Lord's Supper: Early Practice and Controversy in Corinth

posted May 7, 2009, 6:37 AM by David Eagle

Sermon Preached April 27th, 2009
Saanich Community Church

This sermon explores the early controversy in Corinth and challenges modern applications of the text.  Rather than calling for individual introspection, this text calls for corporate discernment on our practice as a congregation.

Ecological Eschatology

posted May 7, 2009, 6:32 AM by David Eagle   [ updated May 7, 2009, 6:38 AM ]

Sermon Preached at Saanich Community Church
May 25th, 2008 by David Eagle

This sermon attempts to open up a creative theological vision of the end, based on Revelation 21 and 22, that provides positive motivation to caring for the earth.  In contrast to popular vision of a fiery end to the earth, this sermon focuses our attention on the Biblical notion of shalom embedded in both the creation and recreation stories.

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