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Sermons, lectures and teachings from Christ Church Jerusalem, founded 1849 as a center of prayer for all nations with worship reflecting the Jewish context of the gospel.

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Sermons, lectures and teachings from Christ Church Jerusalem, founded 1849 as a center of prayer for all nations with worship reflecting the Jewish context of the gospel.

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This podcast is a Blessing

By N Bham - Feb 25 2019
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What an amazing sermon! I’m a person in long term recovery and came across this podcast a couple years ago when I was searching for God, somewhere out there. Little did I know then that he was right here with me already. Your sermon last year on April 13, 2018 titled “Behold my hands and feet”! Really opened my eyes to the Great reality deep within. I look forward to your podcast every week. It sets the framework for my week and have incorporated it into other spiritual tools I’ve learned. My willingness and “effort” had to be rooted in the utter hopelessness to understand this Grace. Thank you so much! And I’m not from Ohio either 😃❤️🙏

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This podcast is a Blessing

By N Bham - Feb 25 2019
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What an amazing sermon! I’m a person in long term recovery and came across this podcast a couple years ago when I was searching for God, somewhere out there. Little did I know then that he was right here with me already. Your sermon last year on April 13, 2018 titled “Behold my hands and feet”! Really opened my eyes to the Great reality deep within. I look forward to your podcast every week. It sets the framework for my week and have incorporated it into other spiritual tools I’ve learned. My willingness and “effort” had to be rooted in the utter hopelessness to understand this Grace. Thank you so much! And I’m not from Ohio either 😃❤️🙏
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Christ Church Jerusalem

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Sermons, lectures and teachings from Christ Church Jerusalem, founded 1849 as a center of prayer for all nations with worship reflecting the Jewish context of the gospel.

Rank #1: Romans 5: Finding joy in suffering

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16 June 2019 - On Trinity Sunday, Matthew Dalling ask us "Are we joyful or are we grumpy?" The Bible calls us to a life of joy. The paradox is that this life is full of suffering. We all long for deep joy, but when suffering come, we instead close ourselves off. We rather need to confront suffering and understanding the suffering of Jesus. When we consider the suffering he endured for the joy set before him, we can then learn from him and so merge our joy with his.

Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
Jun 16 2019
26 mins
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Rank #2: Ezekiel 17-18

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Ezekiel 17-18 by Christ Church Jerusalem
Feb 13 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #3: Lecture: Jonathan Edwards & the Holy Spirit

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Rev. Gerald McDermott, in the run up to Pentecost/Shavuot, spoke on “Jonathan Edwards and the Holy Spirit.” Gerald is the Anglican chair at Beeson Divinity School. His research focus has been three-fold: Jonathan Edwards, Christian understandings of other religions, and the meaning of Israel. McDermott has produced six books on Edwards; his Theology of Jonathan Edwards (coauthored with Michael McClymond) won Christianity Today’s 2013 award.

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Jun 09 2019
49 mins
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Rank #4: Acts14:8-28 - Bible study

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Rev. Aaron Eime picks up our study in Acts 14. The Holy Spirit, through Paul and Barnabas, is healing people and proclaiming the Gospel among Greek gentiles. Paul survives being stoned and exhorts the disciples that “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

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Aug 14 2019
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #5: Luke 6: Listen to Jesus to flourish

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17 Feb 2019 - Rev. David Pileggi looks at Luke's Sermon on the Plain, saying that the words of Jesus have healing power for our whole lives. Do we cherish the words of Jesus? Do we realized we will be judged by why Jesus taught? We must apply the teaching of Jesus to our lives. We also need to beware of the deceitfulness and brokenness of the human heart. When we listen to Jesus rather than the culture or the devil, we submit to Jesus as King. Submission to his kingship brings us to a place of flourishing. Let us listen to Jesus so that God's kingdom can grow inour lives.

Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; Luke 6:17-26

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Feb 17 2019
35 mins
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Rank #6: Luke 26 : Behold my hands and my feet!

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15 April 2018 - Jesus will bear the marks of the cross for eternity, Rev. David Pileggi reminds us. They are not the marks of defeat but are a mark of his triumph. What comes out of these wounds and suffering? He has empathy with our pain; He has entered into all of those human experiences; He has passed through all of these things. When He says “Go and be my witnesses,” we are also the broken. What does that allow us to do? It allows us to do as Jesus has done; we can empathise with others who are in any trouble and point people to life. Brokenness is not somewhere we want to stay. In all of this it is not about pointing people to our suffering; ultimately we are pointing people to Jesus.

Readings: Acts 3:12-19,  1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48
Apr 14 2018
30 mins
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Rank #7: Mark 9: Lessons in spiritual warfare

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30 Sept. 2018 - The Christian Feast of Michael and all the Angels reminds us of our victory we have (through Messiah) over the Adversary. Rev. David Pileggi calls us to take spiritual warfare seriously but to approach it soberly. Michael the Angel does not himself rebuke Satan but rather says, "The Lord rebuke you!" In Mark 9, we learn that we must be charitable and generous with believers that are different that us. Disunity gives place to the devil. David also reminds us that Jesus was a sin-fearer and calls us to similar holy living and radical self-denial, which are essential for spiritual warfare.

Readings: Revelation 12:7-12, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50
Sep 29 2018
29 mins
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Rank #8: Luke 12: Jesus' call to let his fire refine us

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18 Aug 2019 - In Luke 12: 49-56, Jesus says, "“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!" Rev. David Pileggi walks us through this difficult passage. Jesus' message doesn't always bring peace but is often misunderstood and sometimes divides (We, though, should never generate the conflict nor the hostility). Jesus is urgently calling all of us in the world to make a decision, to choose life and healing. We need to recognize the days are evil and we must choose daily to repent and follow Jesus, to take advantage of God's offer of healing. Jesus is calling us to allow God's fire to refine us, perfect us, and bring us in to wholeness and maturity.

Readings: Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56

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Aug 18 2019
35 mins
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Rank #9: Shavuot: Gifts of grace, family, identity

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20 May 2018 - On the day of Pentecost -- the Feast of Weeks -- Rev. David Pileggi, explains how this feast 50 days after Passover came to be associated with the giving of the Torah. Acts tells us the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Feast of Weeks. The holiday is not a contrast of the giving of the Law versus the giving of the Spirit. These two events are in fact similar and tell us about the character and grace of God, who gives us the unearned gift of sonship, belonging, and family .

Readings: Exodus 34:22-35; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
May 20 2018
33 mins
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Rank #10: Acts 1:1-3 - Bible Study

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27 February 2019 - Rev. Aaron Eime looks at what the Holy Spirit does, where he shows up in Scripture and how Jewish theology of the Holy Spirit developed in the Second Temple period. Then Aaron jumps into the text of Acts, looking at chapter 1, versus 1-3.

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Mar 05 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #11: Mark 10: On what are you depending instead of Jesus?

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14 October 2018 - In today's passage, a rich young man asks Jesus what good thing he must do to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Rev. David Pileggi highlights that Jesus' answer is out of love and not condemnation. The Kingdom of Heaven is a movement of people who call Jesus King and allow Jesus to rule and reign. Jesus is challenging the young man's dependence on his wealth. What are you depending on instead of Jesus?

Readings: Amos 5:6-7,10-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
Oct 14 2018
26 mins
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Rank #12: Acts 1:4-14 - Bible Study

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6 March 2019 - Rev. Aaron Eime walks us through Acts 1:4-14, where Jesus commands his disciples to wait in Jerusalem for a gift from God. The Holy Spirit is a Gift. Not something purchased, borrowed, bargained, nor deserved and certainly not a right. Promise of the Holy Spirit comes with Power. What does it mean to have power? Jesus says the purpose of the Power is to be a witness of Jesus to the ends of the world. Aaron also looks at Jesus' ascension to heaven and angels.

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Mar 13 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #13: Luke 3: Jesus prays, Father speaks, Spirit hovers

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13 January 2018 - Sunday night, Rev. Aaron Eime took a closer look at the at the historical and religious context of baptism in first century Judaism. The baptism of Jesus is in the desert, where John the Baptist has been preparing the way of the Lord. John is calling for national repentance, and Jesus joins in. By doing so, Jesus identifies with Israel and with our humanity. In the middle of this, Jesus prays, the heavens open, and God speaks. How do we know it's God? Because God speaks his scriptures back to us. Aaron also looks at the Holy Spirit throughout the Hebrew scriptures.

Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-24; Luke 3:15-23
Jan 14 2019
34 mins
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Rank #14: Matthew 25: The Sheep and the Goats

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26 Nov 2017 - Rev. David Pileggi reminds us that the emphasis of the ministry of Jesus is the Kingdom of God, and so is our gospel passage. As Jesus comes to the end of his ministry he is warning us to be prepared for judgement. There are often surprises for us in these passages. Keeping the context of the gospel, the best way to understand this is that good trees produce good fruit, judgement brings out something that has been there all along. By their fruit you will recognise them. What are the warnings here for all of us? The Shepherd turns out to be the Judge. There really was no difference between sheep and goats in the ancient cultural context. Some people unexpectedly are in and some people unexpectedly are out! In the end we are not the Judge, God is! When it come to these matters, we should all come with a certain amount of humility.

Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:31-46
Nov 26 2017
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Rank #15: Mark 10: Jesus' cure for broken relationships

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7 October 2018 - Rev. David Pileggi tackles Jesus' teaching on divorce, reminding us to keep Jesus' words within the context of discipleship. Jesus calls us to pick up our cross and follow him into a life of self-denial and self-sacrifice. Divorce is result of our refusal to open ourselves to his transformation. God's intention for marriage is to bless the couple, society, and all creation. It is also meant to be a picture of God's commitment to his people. If hard-heartedness is the cause of us abandoning relationships, how do we get rid of our hard heart? By following Jesus on a daily basis and putting his teachings into practice, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16
Oct 07 2018
26 mins
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Rank #16: Mark 8: Clash of Expectations

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25 Feb 2018 - The idea of Lent comes from the 40-day fast of Jesus. Fasting was already a part of the Jewish world, Deacon Aaron Eime tells us. Jesus is preaching a message of the Kingdom of Heaven but changes his direction and now focuses on death and resurrection; we have a clash of expectations! We have a tendency to reject the idea of suffering …however it does produce patience and character. The concept of discipleship comes also from the Jewish tradition. The idea is to look like the master; Be holy because I am holy; Look at God and see what he does, and then mimic it. The Son of Man has to suffer. Being a disciple has implications for us. Peter, hearing this, still misses it, tells Jesus what he should do. Satan’s weapons are lies, fear, deception; in heaven he threw off his yolk. The cross of the Kingdom of Heaven is to be like Jesus.

Readings: Genesis 17:1-8, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Mark 8:31-38
Feb 25 2018
34 mins
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Rank #17: Advent: Keep Past & Future in Focus

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2 Dec 2018 - Rev. Alex Jacob, on the First Sunday in Advent, tells us that in this season we cannot just look in one direction. We cannot just look back to the birth of the Messiah, and we cannot just look forward to his Second Coming. In order to have the full picture of the Gospel in the present, we must look to the past and to the future.

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36
Dec 02 2018
18 mins
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Rank #18: Acts 3 - Bible Study

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While the Book of Acts contains the most references to the Holy Spirit in the Bible, Acts 3 contains no mention of the Holy Spirit at all. We do not see His activity overtly expressed or His presence acknowledged. We only see here a healing through Peter and John. The healing attracts attention. Peter has an opportunity to declare they are witnesses of the Resurrection. He calls for Repentance as part of the process of Salvation.

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Apr 25 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #19: John 2: Zeal for God's dwelling among us

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4 March 2018 - Rev. David Pileggi looks at the cleansing of the temple. After turning water into wine, Jesus enters the temple demanding holiness and passion for God. This ultimately gets Him killed. The cleansing is mentioned in all four gospels, but we should note that there is a difference in John’s account. In John, Jesus is not coming to confront religious corruption and abuse. The issue here is about buying and selling; the temple has been turned into a marketplace. For the temple to work there had to be buying and selling …. but not inside the temple! Only in John’s gospel do we hear Jesus say, “My Father’s House.”

All of the events of our life do not make sense unless we see them in the light of the cross. Only after the resurrection do the disciples understand. What does building a spiritual temple look like? The first temple was in Eden. 1. The body of Jesus is the temple. 2. The Church is the temple. 3. There is a temple in heaven - God’s Throne room. How does this apply to us? The Church is called to be faithful. Faithfulness should come before success. We are a community that Jesus inhabits. The temple had many flaws …. but Jesus still loved that temple. He longed for its reform and restoration. "The zeal for your house has consumed me."

Readings: I Kings 8: 1- 14, Psalm 84, John 2:13-22
Additional scriptures: Romans 11:33-36, Romans 12:1-2, 9-13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 & 7:1
Mar 02 2018
36 mins
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Rank #20: Advent: Repent & Point to Jesus

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9 Dec 2018 - Rev. David Pileggi asks us if the life and message of John the Baptist relevant today. Was he just a fanatic we avoid or can we learn from him?

John calls us to be a voice that points to Jesus. John models for us a listening for God in the wilderness. John shows us how to prepare the way for the LORD: by repentance, changing our mind and changing direction toward God and his ways. Are we ready for Jesus' coming? Are we focusing on the essentials? Or are we minimizing repentance?
Readings: Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6
Dec 08 2018
40 mins
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