This Sunday's Worship Materials can be found in the "Featured Sermon" below. We meet in person at Harper Park Middle School, and the service is also livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

The Crucifixion of the King (Matthew 27:27-44)

September 28, 2014 Speaker: Rev. Dave Dorst Series: The King and His Kingdom! - A Series in the Book of Matthew

Topic: Sermons Passage: Matthew 27:27–27:44

Well, it finally happened. The basketball group I play with on Tuesday & Thursday morning descended into fisticuffs this week. On top of a heated discussion over a foul call, two guys started calling each other names and the next thing we know one of them is in a headlock but with one arm free to throw punches. A few of us pulled them apart, and things diffused quickly, but it set an ugly tone for the morning.

How angry does it make you to be taunted or called names? Does anybody actually enjoy being mocked or insulted? A lot of people are self-deprecating, but very few of us can handle well being made fun of. Something that jumped out at me about the passage that I'm preaching on this Sunday is that, on top of Jesus' physical pain as he's tortured and then hung on the cross, the mockery and derision that surrounds him is astounding and relentless. The jeers are ugly, but most of them are also ironically true. I look forward to working our way through the passage,

- Rev. Dave Dorst

More in The King and His Kingdom! - A Series in the Book of Matthew

October 26, 2014

The Commission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)

October 19, 2014

The Resurrection of the King (Matthew 28:1-15)

October 12, 2014

All is Lost (Matthew 27:57-66)