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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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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.

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Rank #1: Luke 4: Say no to the devil's shortcuts

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10 March 2019 - On the First Sunday in Lent, Rev. David Pileggi has us consider how the Temptation of Jesus in the desert is relevant to us. God's boot camp, his seminary is the desert, where he teaches us humility, dependence on him, and seperation from the world and its distractions. In the desert he also teaches us to resist the lies of the devil. The devil has been defeated by the cross and the resurrection, and we must be willing to see through the devil's lies and must have the will to say no to his shortcuts and say yes to obeying and being faithful to God. Readings: Genesis 3:1-24; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13 Blessed by our teachings? Consider saying thank you with a small (or large) donation. www.christchurchjerusalem.org/donate/

Mar 10 2019
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Rank #2: 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. Blessed by our teachings? Consider saying thank you with a small (or large) donation. www.christchurchjerusalem.org/donate/

Mar 05 2019
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Rank #3: Acts of the Holy Spirit - Intro

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20 February 2019 - Rev. Aaron Eime and Neville Jones will be leading us through a study of the Book of Acts. In this first session, they will look at how to read Acts as sacred history, the possible purposes of the book of Acts, the identity of the author Luke, and the how Acts mentions the Holy Spirit more times than any other book of the Bible. Blessed by our teachings? Consider saying thank you with a small (or large) donation. www.christchurchjerusalem.org/donate/

Feb 26 2019
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Rank #4: 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
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Rank #5: Luke 3: Who do you think you are?

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13 Jan 2018 - What is your identity? It should be belonging to the family of Jesus, being a disciple of the Messiah. The Father affirms Jesus' identity, Rev. David Pileggi reminds us, at his baptism: "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22 ESV). Jesus' response is loyal and faithful obedience to the Father. Through Messiah, we can be called sons of God, and the Father is well pleased with us, before we do anything. The proper response to this outpouring of love is a life dependent and obedient to God. Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-24; Luke 3:15-23

Jan 13 2019
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Rank #6: Ephesians 3: The Mystery of the New Humanity

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6 Jan 2019 - On Epiphany Sunday, Rev. David Pileggi looks at Ephesians 3 and the mystery of reconciliation and inclusion within the Gospel. God's plan of salvation is to make a new humanity, not just save individual souls. The good news is about making a community within which God can dwell. God intends to fulfill his vision in Genesis 12, where Jews and Gentiles were to live together in harmony, interdependence and mutual blessing. God makes the community possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. God wants to heal not just the division between Jews and Gentiles but between broken families, men and women, the races and more. The peace, unity and reconciliation that should define the community of God requires unity through love and holy living. Then the church will fulfill its mission, to reflect God's character. Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12

Jan 06 2019
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Rank #7: Luke 2: What Jesus learned at home

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30 Dec 2018 - Rev. David Pileggi looks at what the passage of young Jesus in the Temple can tell us about Jesus' family life. Mary and Joseph nurtured Jesus in an environment of piety, Scripture, and compassion. Jesus' righteous behavior came not just from a divine download but from his upbringing by very ordinary yet devout people. Jesus at a young age knew God's calling on his life yet it was not time. Jesus obediently went home, back into obscurity, to mature until the right time. Once it was time, Jesus had the courage to place God's work above his family. Readings: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

Dec 30 2018
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Rank #8: 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
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Rank #9: Hebrews 10: Look to Jesus

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18 Nov 2018 - Yoel Ben David, from Hebrews 10, reminds us that after Jesus' atoning sacrifice, we now have direct access to the Father. We no longer need to ask the priests to connect us with God. Because we have this access, through the Holy Spirit, we know that we can be assured that our sins are forgiven. Jesus' sacrifice of grace has changed our lives. What do we do with our salvation? We have been brought in a relationship with God because he wants us to build a kingdom. We are, like Jesus and with Jesus, to love people, endure suffering for others, see the world through resurrection hope. Readings: Daniel 12v:1-3; Hebrews 10:11-25; Mark 13:1-8

Nov 17 2018
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Rank #10: Mark 12: Remember & be grateful

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11 Nov 2018 - On Remembrance Sunday, Rev. David Pileggi reminds us that the most repeated commandment in the Bible is to remember. We are to remember God's deliverance and that the purpose of his saving us is so that he can dwell among us. We cannot earn his salvation nor relationship with him, but we express our gratitude through obedience. In Mark 12, in the story of the widow's mite, we learn that God takes delight in our being sacrificial and giving. God isn't concerned with how much we sacrifice or give but about the motives of our heart. Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Mark 12:38-44

Nov 10 2018
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