Ted Grimsrud Sermons

A chronological list of Ted Grimsrud’s sermons, with links when the sermon is available.

1976

October 3, 1976—“Why am I a Christian?”

November 28, 1976—”Fellowship”

1977

1.

1978

1.

1979

1.

1980

1.

1981

1.

1982

1.

1983

1.

1984

January 22, 1984—”The obedience that comes from faith”

1985

1.

1986

December 18, 1986—“The Anabaptist vision and Mennonite life in 1987”

1987

1.

1988

January 31, 1988—”Jesus’s authority and our demons” [Mark 1:21-28]

February 7, 1988—”Jesus the healer” [Mark 1:29-39]

May 1, 1988—”What was radical about Jesus?” [Mark 2:23–3:6]

May 8, 1988—”Spiritual blindness and its cure” [Mark 3:20-35]

September 18, 1988—”Who do we say that he is?” [Mark 8:27-38]

November 6, 1988—”How shall we think of love?” [Mark 12:28-34]

1989

July 23, 1989—“Christology: What it is and why it matters”

July 30, 1989—“History and christology”

December 14, 1989—”The outgoingness of God in incarnation” [John 1:1-18]

1990

January 14, 1990—”From institution to person” [John 2:13-22]

April 8, 1990—”Jesus: A donkey-riding king” [John 12:9-19]

June 10, 1990—”Jesus’s death and ours—John Drake memorial” [Mark 14:32-42]

August 11, 1990—”How is a Mennonite?—Revisioning 1″

September 9, 1990—”Vision and identity—Revisioning 2″

September 16, 1990—”Living with tradition—Revisioning 3″

September 23, 1990—”A light for our path—Revisioning 4″

December 23, 1990—”God promises peace”

1991

February 17, 1991—”Reflections on sin: God’s love comes first”

February 24, 1991—“Reflections on sin: Brokenness in the world” [Romans 1:18-23]

March 3, 1991—”Reflections on sin: The sins of the ‘morally upright'”

March 10, 1991—”Refections on sin: The universality of sin”

March 31, 1991—”Light shines anew” (Easter)

April 21, 1991—”Paul’s encounter with grace–and ours”

April 28, 1991—”The primacy of faith”

May 5, 1991—”God’s love of enemies”

May 12, 1991—”Reigning in life”

May 19, 1991—”Walking in newness of life”

June 2, 1991—”Slaves of God”

June 9, 1991—”Who are we, anyhow?”

July 7, 1991—”The Old Testament and Christian life (OT#1)”

July 14, 1991—”The change in God’s heart (OT #2)”

July 21, 1991—”Asking mercy of God (OT #3)”

August 18, 1991—”God as liberator (OT #4)”

September 8, 1991—”Commanded to live peaceably (OT#5)”

September 15, 1991—”The Conquest: God’s dark side? (OT #6)”

September 22, 1991—”Chaos and order, part one (OT #7)”

October 13, 1991—”Chaos and order, part two (OT #8)”

October 27, 1991—”King David (OT #9)”

November 10, 1991—”Solomon and temple politics (OT #10)”

November 17, 1991—”Israel’s fall and creative grief (OT #11)”

December 1, 1991—”Hope and personal wholeness (OT #12)”

December 8, 1991—”Hope and face-to-face wholeness (OT #13)”

December 15, 1991—”Hope and global wholeness (OT #14)”

December 29, 1991—”The scandal of God’s mercy (OT #15)”

1992

1.

1993

1.

1994

1.

1995

1.

1996

April 14, 1996—“Comforting the Afflicted; Afflicting the Comfortable” (Rev 3:7-22)

April 21, 1996—“The Triumph of the Lamb” (Rev 5:1-14)

May 12, 1996—“Babylon is Overthrown” (Rev 18:1-8)

May 19, 1996—“The Healing of the Nations” (Rev 21:22–22:5)

1997

January 19, 1997—Jesus and Herod: Two kinds of kings”

1998

1.

1999

June 6, 1999—”What did Jesus do?”

2000

1.

2001

September 16, 2001—“Grieve with God” (Jeremiah 8:18–9:3)

2002

1.

2003

1.

2004

1.

2005

September 19, 2005—“Revelation as a Peace Book”

2006

September 10, 2006—“What Do We Do With Theology?” (Ps 146; Mk 7:24-37; James 2:1-14)

October 15, 2006—“Who is That Guy?” (Ps 2:1-11; Lk 7:18-23; Phil 2:5-11; Rev 19:11-16)

November 12, 2006—“News of God”(Hosea 11:1-9; Psalm 46; Matthew 5:43-48; Romans 8:31-39)

2007

January 21, 2007—“God’s Spirit—And Ours” (Gen 1:1-5;2:4-8; Isa 42:1-9; Lk 4:16-21; Gal 5:22-26; Ps 104:24-30)

February 18, 2007—“This is God’s World” (Gen 1:1–2:4; Ps 33; Mt 6:25-33; Col 1:15-20)

March 18, 2007—“How Does God Communicate?” (Dt 4:1-8; Ps 19:7-11; Mt 22:36-40; 2 Tim 3:16-17)

April 29, 2007—“Humanness: A Curse or a Blessing?” (Gen 1:26-31; Ps 8; Mt 6:25-33; Rom 5:6-11)

May 27, 2007—“Salvation: Healing Our Damage” (Hos 11:1-9; Ps 115:3-11; Lk 15:11-14; Rom 12:1-2)

September 9, 2007—“The Church: Why Bother?” (Ps 15:1-5; Jer 7:1-10; Lk 22:24-27; Rom 12:1-10)

October 7, 2007—“Evoking the Presence of God” (Ps 50:1-15; Amos 5:21-24; Lk 5:27-32; 1 Jn 4:7-12)

November 4, 2007—“Bless All the Families of the Earth” (Gen 12:1-3; Isa 2:1-4; Matt 25:31-40; Rev 21:1; 22:1-2)

2008

January 6, 2008—“The End Times are Now” (Isa 2:2-4; Ps 46:1-10; Lk 16:19-31; Rev 21:22-26)

February 10, 2008—“Do This and Live” (Ps 119:41-48; Lev 19:1-4;17-18; Rom 13:8-10; Lk 10:25-37)

March 30, 2008—“Living in Apocalyptic Times”

April 20, 2008—“What are We Looking For?” (Isa 51:1-3; Heb 2:5-9; Rev 1:1-6)

June 8, 2008—“Power in Weakness” (1 Cor 1:18-23; Rev 2:8-11; 3:7-13)

June 22, 2008—“How Does God Win?” (Isa 42:1-7; Mk 10:13-16; Rev 5:1-10)

September 7, 2008—“Trusting God in the Real World” (Rev 6:1-8; 7:9-12)

2009

January 11, 2009—“Healing Justice” (Ps 85:8-13; Amos 5:6-7, 21-24: Rom 3:21-24)

May 17, 2009—“Is Pacifism Ever an Idol” (Ex 20:1-7; Mt 22:34-40; 1 Jn 4:18-21)

September 27, 2009—“Why We Pay Attention to Jesus” (Isa 42:1-4; Lk 7:18-23)

November 8, 2009—“Singing Down Mercy” (Lk 1:46-55)

2010

January 10, 2010—“Son of Adam, Son of God” (Luke 4:1-13)

February 21, 2010—“To Turn from the Abyss” (Luke 4:16-21)

March 14, 2010—“God’s Greatest Power: Mercy” (Luke 5:17-26)

April 11, 2010—“What Matters Most?” (Luke 6:20-26)

May 9, 2010—“Jesus’s Identity—And Ours” (Luke 7:18-23)

October 17, 2010—“The Troublemaker” (Luke 9:18-27)

November 14, 2010—“Salvation—From What?” (Luke 10:25-37)

December 12, 2010—“Metaphysical Therapy” (Luke 15:11-32)

2011

January 23, 2011—“Listen to Moses” (Luke 16:14-31)

February 13, 2011—“When Good News Becomes Bad News” (Luke 22:1-27)

March 27, 2011—“Life in Death” (Luke 23:24-26)

May 15, 2011—“Resurrection Questions” (Luke 24:1-12)

September 11, 2011—“The Twenty-First Century According to Revelation” 

October 15, 2011—“A Revelation About Jesus” (Revelation 1)

November 12, 2011—“Power in Weakness” (Revelation 2)

2012

January 22, 2012—“Weakness in Power” (Revelation 3)

February 19, 2012—“What is God Like?” (Revelation 4–5)

April 15, 2012—“An Angry Lamb?” (Revelation 6)

May 13, 2012—“Theology by Numbers” (Revelation 7)

June 24, 2012—“How Not to Get Repentance” (Revelation 8–10)

September 16, 2012—“Standing by Words” (Revelation 11–12)

October 14, 2012—“How Do We Fight the Beast?” (Revelation 13)

November 25, 2012—“How to Read Revelation” (Revelation 14)

2013

January 20, 2013—“Transforming Babylon” (Revelation 15–16)

February 17, 2013—“Seeking the Peace of the City” (Revelation 17)

March 17, 2013—“Confessions of a Birthright Imperialist” (Revelation 18)

May 12, 2013—“The War That’s Not a War” (Revelation 19)

September 15, 2013—“The Judgment That’s Not a Judgment” (Revelation 20)

October 13, 2013—“What is Paradise For?” (Revelation 21-22)

November 17, 2013—“Why We Should Read Revelation”

2014

April 6, 2014—“Good Grief” (John 11:35)

July 27, 2014—“Question Authority” (1 Samuel 8:10-18; Romans 13:1-4; Mark 10:42-45)\

October 12, 2014— “Paul’s Antidote to Empire”—Romans 1:1-17

November 16, 2014—“How Empires Go Wrong”—Romans 1:16-32

2015

January 11, 2015—“How Churches Go Wrong”—Romans 2

April 12, 2015—“Mercy All the Way Down”—Romans 3

April 19, 2015—“Abraham’s Gospel”—Romans 4

May 18, 2015—“It all starts with love”—Romans 5

June 14, 2015—“Sin: What it is and what to do about it”—Romans 6

2016

October 9, 2016—Are We in Debt to God?

2017

February 19, 2017—What is Justice? Love with Claws (Luke 15:11-32)

June 11, 2017—Positive Theology (Psalm 8; Romans 3:9-18)

July 9, 2017—A Positive Reading of the Old Testament (Genesis 12:1-3; Leviticus 19:2-18; Hosea 11:1-9)

October 8, 2017—A Positive Reading of the New Testament (Luke 7)

2019

August 8, 2019—Good Grief

December 1, 2019—Why God Doesn’t Intervene

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