Word Made FRESH

38 EpisodesProduced by Marcus HalleyWebsite

Preaching. Social Commentary. Faith.

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Bonus - Sermon: Finding Christ in Fearful Times

August 4th, 2019


For followers of Christ, we ultimately anchor ourselves in the reality of the Risen Christ and the promise of his coming Kingdom.

Bonus - Sermon: Evangelism and Prayers that Walk

July 28th, 2019


Evangelism is simply living a life shaped by and bearing witness to God's reconciling work in the world.

Bonus - Sermon: River of Hope

June 23rd, 2019


A sermon on hope and how the people of God are always called to be people of "relentless hope."

S2E27 - Sermon: Love Is the Way

May 19th, 2019


Love is the fundamental quality of the Christian community.

S2E26 - Sermon: Following the Shepherd

May 12th, 2019


Jesus wants to be our shepherd, to lead us in good times and bad. It is up to us to follow when he calls.

S2E25 - Sermon: Living on Purpose

May 5th, 2019


Following Jesus is about living beneath the surface of life. It is living at the depth of our purpose.

S2E24 - Sermon: Giving Ourselves Away

April 7th, 2019


Jesus invites us through our fear by giving ourselves into the hands of the One who gave himself to us.

S2E23 - Sermon: The Humble Way

April 6th, 2019


We can't ignore sin nor can we wallow in it. What we need is humility, to cultivate the space within to experience God.

S2E22 - Sermon: Bushes that Burn

March 24th, 2019


Will you turn to behold the sight of bushes that burn but are not conaumed, that herald the dawn of a new horizon?

S2E21 - Sermon: Ashes and Oil

March 8th, 2019


Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace.

S2E20 - Sermon: So Much More than a Teacher

March 3rd, 2019


Jesus was a teacher and so much more. He is the Son of God and that matters.

S2E19 - Sermon: Choosing Joy over Happiness

February 17th, 2019


In a world hyper-focused on happiness and self-fulfillment, what is the Good News in a life lived differently?

S2E18 - Sermon: Let Jesus Lead You

February 10th, 2019


In order to be led by Jesua, we have to listen to Jesus. We listen for Jesus by cultivating a practice if reflection.

S2E17 - Sermon: Across the Margins

February 10th, 2019


What does the call of Jesus invite us to do? Come to our margins and then cross them.

S2E16 - Sermon: The Brave Choice

February 3rd, 2019


Sermon for the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle about bravery.

S2E15 - Sermon: Coming Alive

January 13th, 2019


What does Holy Baptism mean? why does it matter? Precisely this, it means coming alive.

S2E14 - Sermon: Following Another Road

January 6th, 2019


A sermon given on the Feast of the Epiphany about what it means to follow Christ on an alternate road to a moral and compassionate destiny.

S2E13 - Sermon: Christmas Eve

December 25th, 2018


Jesus is born in Bethlehem, but to find him, we must seek him.

S2E12 - Sermon: Share the Joy

December 25th, 2018


Sermon given on Sunday, December 23 (Advent IV)

S2E11 - Sermon: Prepare the Way

December 10th, 2018


Sermon given on Sunday, December 9. How do we prepare the way of the Lord? By practicing the way of love.

S2E10 - Sermon: Plot Twist Apocalypse

November 25th, 2018


Sermon given on Christ the King Sunday (November 25, 2018). What does it mean that Jesus will return? what difference does it make that we affirm him as our Lord?

S2E9 - Sermon: On Mission in Belovedness

November 13th, 2018


A sermon given on Sunday, November 11, 2018 about what it means to be a people and community of blessing.

S2E8 - Sermon: Generous Grace, pt. 4. Give

November 13th, 2018


A sermon given on Sunday, October 28, 2018 on what it means to give generously. It first means we receive graciously.

S2E7 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 3 Break

October 22nd, 2018


Generous Grace, pt. 3 - Break. What does it mean to be broken? How is the Way of the Cross the way of life?

S2E6 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 2 Bless

October 21st, 2018


Generous Grace, pt. 2 - Bless. What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be a blessing?

S2E5 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 1, Take

October 12th, 2018


Generous Grace Sermon Series, Part 1 of 4. What difference does it make that God chooses us? How does God see us? How might we see ourselves?

S2E4 - Sermon: Risk the Messy Path of Faith

October 1st, 2018


A sermon that explores the risk implicit in faith. Part of Colonial Church of Edina's "Risk the Messy Path of Faith" series.

S2E3 - Sermon: Woman Wisdom

September 23rd, 2018


A sermon given on Sunday, September 23, 2018 unpacking the "Proverbs 31 Woman" and our pursuit of wisdom.

S2E2 - Sermon: A Different Messiah

September 19th, 2018


Sermon given on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

S2E1 - Sermon: Be Opened

September 11th, 2018


Sermon given on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, MN

S1E8 - The Holy Trinity and holy relationships

May 30th, 2018


Featuring a sermon preached on Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Trinity Sunday)

S1E7 - Down by the River (and a tribute to James H. Cone)

May 1st, 2018


Sermon preached on Sunday, April 29, 2018 plus a reading from "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" by James H. Cone.

S1E6 - Fire-Breathing Robot God

April 24th, 2018


Sermon preached on Sunday, April 22, 2018

S1E4 - The Beautiful Home of the Soul

April 5th, 2018


Sermon preached on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

S1E3 - Holy Week Begins in Protest

March 26th, 2018


Sermon preached on Sunday, March 25, 2018

S1E2 - Planting and Hoping

March 19th, 2018


Sermon preached on Sunday, March 18, 2018

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