Sermon Archives

The Federated Church
September 15, 2019

How Do You Spell “Koinonia”?

A challenge for Christian congregations today is to be committed to koinonia. Not indifferent or halfhearted in the mission and ministries of the church, but fully invested in generous giving, rich fellowship, and spiritual communion. This is how we remain connected to God and to each other, sharing the Christian faith through good deeds and […]

September 8, 2019

You Are Needed!

You Are Needed!

Paul is writing about how we should want to live when we recognize the great love and mercy of God. This is what it means to be a follower of Christ. We don’t have to be “good and acceptable and perfect.” God is. These are the great gifts and mercies of God. In response to […]

September 1, 2019

MALACHI: Bored with God

MALACHI: Bored with God

When, in the name of Jesus, we show compassion for others, God is honored. The work of Christian discipleship is the antidote to spiritual boredom. When we accept God’s love for us and care for those God entrusts to us, we can truly gather on Sunday mornings to sing God’s praises. We can step into […]

August 25, 2019

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

Will all those efforts be successful? No, but maybe some will. As prisoners of hope we have the incentive we need to not give up. Since we follow the Messiah who proclaims peace, we will work, believing there is no place so dark and no situation so broken that that redemption cannot happen. God sent […]

August 18, 2019

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

When we know our place in God’s great economy, serving others interests before our own, then God is glorified. When we fulfill our calling to bless others as we have been blessed, then the church is alive. When God’s people rise to answer Haggai’s complaint, using the church building as a springboard for action, then […]

August 11, 2019

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

Take refuge in the name of God. Put your hope in the righteousness of Christ and not your own. Accept the loving transformation that God’s Spirit is in you. Serve God and each other with gladness. Let yourself awaken to the wonder that the Lord, the King of kings, rejoices over you with gladness and […]

August 4, 2019

Elizabeth Mahan Preaches

Elizabeth Mahan Preaches

We are sorry, there is no sermon available to read this week. While Pastor Doug is on vacation, John Lindholm and Elizabeth Mahan will preach at Federated. Elizabeth Mahan delivered the sermon on August 4th. We invite you to read the text from this sermon: Luke 12:13-21. Copies of new sermons will be available again on […]

July 28, 2019

Father, Forgive

Father, Forgive

We are sorry, there is no sermon available to read this week. While Pastor Doug is on vacation, John Lindholm and Elizabeth Mahan will preach at Federated. Pastor Lindholm delivered the sermon “Father, Forgive” on July 28th. We invite you to read the text from this sermon: Luke 23:34-43. Copies of new sermons will be […]

July 21, 2019

They Don’t Know What They’re Doing

They Don't Know What They're Doing

We are sorry, there is no sermon available to read this week. While Pastor Doug is on vacation, John Lindholm and Elizabeth Mahan will preach at Federated. Pastor Lindholm delivered the sermon “They Don’t Know What They’re Doing” on July 21st. We invite you to read the text from this sermon: Luke 23:26-34. Copies of […]

July 14, 2019

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

We may not like the way the world is today. We may not like our elected leaders. We may not feel we have much control over our own destiny. But it is just possible, even highly probable, that God is working behind the scenes to fulfill God’s vision for the world. We often simply cannot […]

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