What is a midwife? She is a person the mother has a relationship with; her job is more about checking in, asking questions, moving the pregnancy along, watching for problems, rather than giving answers. She builds up, lifts up, and provides some expertise and security throughout the pregnancy, not only the birth. As a matter of fact she may not even be a part of the birthing process. Who knows when a child will be born? My children came a few weeks early in some cases, totally surprising us. Others came late, and the midwife nurtures the process along; she is not in charge of the timing of the birth or the creation of that life at all. The text does not tell us that Nicodemus makes a confession of faith at this time. But we do see him standing up for Jesus in the ruling council in chapter 7, and also attending to the body of Christ at his burial in chapter 19. So, whatever is going on with him, there is a progression, a process of believing happening in his heart most likely. I think we live in wonderful times, postmodernism is a wide open opportunity to make the Church grow and become more like Christ if we can be learners again; if we can take the time to listen, to love, to be spiritual midwives actually living out our faith, not only in mind but in action. Are you a spiritual midwife, or a spiritual car salesman? Is God bringing revolution to you as he uses you to bring that to the world?
Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!