Sermons by Pastor Marc Goodwin

Sending Sunday

  Acts 13-14 In Acts 13:1-4, we see that the church at Antioch was told by the Holy Spirit to set apart Paul and Barnabas for missionary service; so they did! They prayed for them and sent them off to do extraordinary things. In the next chapter, Acts 14:24-28, after their work was complete, we […]

Jonah: The Pity of God

  Jonah 4:1-10 If you had never heard the story of Jonah, you may assume that the story would end at the conclusion of chapter 3. Jonah had finally gone to Nineveh, God’s word had been shared, the people had repented, and God had relented of the disaster that had been forewarned. But this Sunday, […]

Jonah: Beneath the Surface

Jonah 2:1-10 In this second chapter of Jonah, we see that Jonah’s voluntary dive into the Mediterranean involved weeds “wrapping around” his head (v. 5) and metaphorical bars “closing upon” him (v. 6) as he sunk toward certain death. He survived that near-death experience not because of some cleverly crafted escape plan, but because “salvation […]

John: How It Ends

Play John59(05-12-19) John 21:20-25 It’s no coincidence that in both the first and the final chapters of the book of John, we see Jesus telling His disciples, “Follow me.” The entire life of a Christian, from beginning to end, is one of following our Savior. But the paths on which we are called to follow […]

John: Risen, For What?

Play John56(04-21-19) John 20:11-18 “He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” Those seven words will be uttered (among the English speaking world, at least!) by countless brothers and sisters in Christ this Sunday morning. You may even hear them around CCC! They’re intended to be echoes of the words of the first eye-witness of the […]

John: The Slow Reveal

John 20:1-10 Most of us, when we have exciting news to share, find it hard to keep it in! We post it on social media, call our friends, send a mass text. We want others to know what we know and to share in the joy that we have found, so we have an eagerness […]

John: Crucified, Dead, & Buried

John 19:31-42 In the days of the New Testament, Jews would refer to Fridays as their “Day of Preparation.” Each week, as Friday arrived and the Sabbath (Saturday) was looming, Jews would prepare in certain ways to make sure they were ready for that weekly day of rest and worship. The Friday of Jesus’ crucifixion […]