Jonah 1: Downward Spiral

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 5 November 2017 Texts: Jonah 1 The Gospel according to Jonah Ordinary Time Listen or Download Audio This story is not about how you ought to imitate Jonah, act like Jonah, follow Jonah's example. This story is about Jesus Christ and his gospel. We will not be looking for moral... Continue Reading →

Because of God

Christ Church Mansfield Jon Marq Toombs 22 October 2017 Texts: 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 Solus Christus Ordinary Time Today I will be preaching on Solus Christus which says that the person and work of Jesus Christ alone is efficient and sufficient for the salvation of sinners. Jesus Christ alone is the one and only savior of sinners. The... Continue Reading →

Solus Christus

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 8 October 2017 Texts: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Solus Christus Ordinary Time Listen or Download Audio Here Last week we started a new series on the Five Solas of the Reformation. Bo preached on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura which says the scriptures alone are “the only rule to direct us... Continue Reading →

Tenebrae

Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows / Un Servicio de Sombras Good Friday / Santo Viernes 14 April 2017 The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk... Continue Reading →

Strangers and Citizens

Christ Covenant Church in Mesquite is -- deliberately and intentionally -- a cross-cultural community. That means we are a community made up of people from different cultures and backgrounds; it also means we are a community whose culture is shaped by the cross of Christ. As a pastor of this cross-cultural, bi-lingual congregation, I have the... Continue Reading →

The Joshua Trees

The first Joshua hanged a king on a tree until evening. And at sunset he commanded, and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the gate of the city and raised over it a great heap of stones. The last Joshua was the King of kings who... Continue Reading →

Reverse the Curse

a poetic reflection on John 19:2-20:18 and Genesis 3:17-19 by JMT The land was cursed because of Adam; in pain he ate of it all the days of his life; thorns and thistles it brought forth for him; and he ate the plants of the field. By the sweat of his face he ate bread, till he... Continue Reading →

God Saves Sinners

It is with holy fear, reverence, and awe, that I dare to preach the gospel of the Lamb of God on this New Year's Day. Jesus laid down his life for all his people and was slain on the cross to take away the sins of the world. (Text: John 19:16-36) This essay by J.I.... Continue Reading →

A Royal Mess

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 11 December 2016 / Advent John 18:28-19:16 Listen Here [Note: These are sketch notes, not a manuscript.] Our sermon text for today is John 18:28-19:6. If you are willing and able, please stand for the reading of God’s Holy Word. The word of God reads: The word of the Lord.... Continue Reading →

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