Sermon Archives

January 20, 2019

Stead-fast-love

This is steadfast love. This is a love that if we strung all its attributes together it would look like steadfast-unrelenting-unfailing-patient-believing-hoping-enduring-love. This is amazing love! This love comes from God who is transforming us moment by moment and day by day. As we meet today to set our course for the coming year, it is […]

January 13, 2019

God Didn’t Say That!

In our darkest places, we discover that God is our support, and what God says through the prophet Isaiah is true: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. … Do not fear, for I am with you” (vv. 2, 5). Our Lord helps us in difficult times not because we have […]

January 6, 2019

Epiphany Glory is Good for You

When the glory of the Lord is upon us, there’s no way we can sit on our hands or on the bench and watch. Truth is, there will be popcorn and chips flying going to be all over the place. We will shout from the housetops. God has come to us. Our salvation is here! […]

December 23, 2018

When Fear Gives Way to Joy

This is, perhaps, the most important message of this glorious season: we are never alone! The heart of Christmas, as the gospel-writer John puts is that, “the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory” (John 1:14). Christian writer and poet Kathleen Norris put it this way: “the Incarnation is […]

December 16, 2018

Christmas Pageant

There is no Sermon Booklet available for this week.  The Kids presented the Christmas Story as the message for the morning. 

December 9, 2018

The God Who Completes

Recognizing the unfinished nature of our practice of faith should help us to expect spiritual progress as we continue to seek God’s will. Going on to perfection is not a DIY project. God helps us. Most of all, we should be hopeful. As each of us remains a faithful disciple committed to following Jesus, “the […]

December 2, 2018

God’s Emoji

Amid the emojis of the world this season, let’s remember the “righteous branch” that God caused to spring up for our sake: Jesus, the Christ, the babe from Bethlehem. With this “righteous Branch” as a central symbol for our lives, we discover what it means to be right with each other and with God. God’s […]

November 25, 2018

The Prayer Prosthesis

Christ the King Sunday is the columniation of the church calendar year. We pray relentlessly for Jesus to come and reign as King of kings and Lord of lords and create the eternal new heaven and the new earth. Next week is the First Sunday of Advent, and we pick up the plea of Scripture, […]

November 18, 2018

Drawing Lines

God drew a circle that took us in because God’s territorial imperative is bigger than we can comprehend. Jesus draws endless circles around us: circles of love, circles of hope, circles of peace. The Holy Spirit compels us to climb over our self-made lines and step into the middle of God’s greater circle. God calls […]

November 11, 2018

The Liars’ Club

Jesus isn’t saying that we should be dishonest; instead, he’s advising us to use whatever wealth we have — what he calls “dishonest wealth” — to build a community that can endure. None of us is meant to live a life of isolation. None of us is designed to practice our faith apart from the […]

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