Sermon Archives

June 18, 2017

Jonah: A Fish Tale

Jonah: A Fish Tale

Jonah’s confession maps out our battle and gives testimony to the patience, perseverance and ultimate triumph of God’s grace in the conflicted experience of a Christian disciple. Our journey with Jonah will help us to explore the dynamics of our own struggle with God. It will challenge our self-interest, and give us a fresh glimpse […]

June 11, 2017

Cosmic Elation

Cosmic Elation

The writers of Genesis lived in a world where people arranged their lives around a particular story, set in a particular time and place. It is not pure history or science, nor is it pure myth and fiction. It is the story they found themselves in; a story with two central characters: God and humanity. […]

June 4, 2017

Bubbles

Bubbles

Pentecost is kind of a big deal for the church. On the first Pentecost – fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus – the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples. The Holy Spirit is the part of God that lives in us, inspiring us, guiding us, and empowering us to be disciples. On that first […]

May 28, 2017

Remember to Remember

Remember to Remember

As a monument-building generation, we ought to be less concerned that our monuments speak to the younger generations than that they understand why they speak to us. In time, they’ll build their own monuments. But if we’ve been faithful in living up to the best our monuments represent, ours may serve as building blocks for […]

May 21, 2017

The Whole World in His Hands

The Whole World in His Hands

Lord knows that there are so many struggles and crises in our lives that we sometimes feel that nobody has the world in-hand, nobody is at the wheel steering the ship. We have so many questions that we often seem to be wandering in circles. But the Lord knows us, too, and says to us, […]

May 14, 2017

Travel Plans

Travel Plans

Because of the cross, we are guaranteed a room. Because of the cross, we will one day be welcomed into the kingdom. Because of the cross, we can know Christ, who is the way to eternal life. So, no need for troubled hearts. No need to worry about travel plans. Jesus has it covered.

May 7, 2017

The GO-CHRIST Challenge

The GO-CHRIST Challenge

In a world that is increasingly hostile to people of faith, it takes a certain amount of guts to want to engage in the obstacle course of discipleship: think of it as the GO-CHRIST Challenge. It would be easy to quit, to forgo the obstacles or to merely stand on the sidelines. Peter, however, urges […]

April 30, 2017

When Jesus Drops In

When Jesus Drops In

Jesus made his first delivery to Emmaus, and he continues to drop in on us today. He comes as a stranger, interpreting the Scriptures to us. He arrives as a guest, giving us opportunities to serve. And he swoops in as a host, offering us the gift of himself in the breaking of the bread. […]

April 23, 2017

No Memorial Needed

No Memorial Needed

On Easter Sunday, we come to remember the moment when life changed forever. We come to remember that Jesus, the one who cares for us, who loves and accepts us, is raised from the dead. He is alive! Death is defeated. Life wins. No memorials are needed, save one: our lives.

April 16, 2017

A Grave Solution

A Grave Solution

The empty tomb challenges us to adopt higher thinking and a resurrection perspective. The resurrection gives spiritual wholeness for all aspects of life: body, mind, conscience, emotions, reason, will, and so forth. This life is now committed to God and the things of God. And this commitment becomes the “manager” of the other dimensions of […]

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