Sermon Archives

July 17, 2022

Just Words

In Psalm 52, King David uses just words as he recalls the injustice of Doeg as recorded in 1 Samuel 21-22. Doeg, a shepherd, and a servant of King Saul informed the king that David sought refuge in the city of Nob, in the temple of God. Ahimelech, the priest, helped David by giving him […]

July 10, 2022

Where Do We Go from Here?

Paul wants us to be “filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (v. 9). Paul wrote to the followers of Christ in Colossae, a city on a major roadway in Asia Minor, a part of the Roman Empire that now lies in modern Turkey. The Colossians knew both Greek […]

July 3, 2022

The Repairability Index

We live in a world in which broken dreams, shattered relationships, and unfulfilled expectations exist. Naaman’s story reminds us that in such a world we, too, can be repaired, mended, and healed. Just remember that a little humility goes a long way. Better to be obedient without understanding than to be disobedient and trust in our […]

June 26, 2022

Problematic Predictions

Looking to the future, we followers of Jesus often fail to see what he desires for us. Like James and John, we assume that Jesus wants to destroy the people who disagree with us. Like the three potential followers on the road, we cannot envision how discipleship will disrupt our normal routines. The truth is […]

June 12, 2022

Hyperlinks of Faith

Prayer: Faithful God, how wonderful to know that we have peace with You through faith in Jesus. Thank you for Your grace and mercy towards us. Like Paul, we want to rejoice in our sufferings, which are only for a moment, in the knowledge that the joy set before us is sure and founded on […]

June 5, 2022


We can be part of the Christian Way by turning our church into a powerhouse. How can we, like the first apostles, communicate the love of God more clearly to our neighbors? What new vision can we seize to revitalize our worship, our building space, our outreach in the community? How might we, as individual […]

May 29, 2022

God’s Rewards Plus Program

Ok, so here’s the fine print: The topic of rewards in heaven is a gray area. There is not much we know for certain, except that there will be a reward for God’s faithful disciples. So, at the very least, the idea of rewards should give every committed Christian pause. How loyal am I? What […]

May 22, 2022

Scrub Bulls of Macedonia

Church will continue to be like the “Courts of Bovine Justice” until we make a serious commitment to embrace all people with God’s love and grace. This means training ourselves to receive and include everyone into the life of the church. It requires crafting worship in such a way that it moves people to invite […]

May 15, 2022

Best Not to Hinder God

Christians continue to struggle with how to engage the issues of our times. We are reluctant to let go of the traditions and views and methods of the past. It took a global pandemic to shake us out of our apathy. The world is different now and we are challenged to live in new and […]

May 8, 2022

Silent Partners

Believe in the communion of saints; it is one of the greatest supports for the Christian life, in this world as well as the next! As the writer of Hebrews puts it: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that […]

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