Sermon Archives

Pastor Doug Dent
September 16, 2018

One Ominous Day In Galilee

This encounter between Jesus and the Pharisees is essential to understanding Jesus and his Gospel: love and care for people always surpasses strict obedience to the law. This story confronts us with God’s truth and dares us to believe it. This story challenges us to put aside what we think we know, and to listen […]

September 9, 2018

Celebrating Our Critical Mass

Celebrating Our Critical Mass

The church is the place where “see-to-it-personally” people come together to “see to it together.” Will you be part of the two-or-three this morning? Will you join the critical mass forming in this church for a new day, for a new year, for a new future? The start of a new church year is a […]

September 2, 2018

Can A Christian Be Lazy?

Can A Christian Be Lazy?

Christians are not lazy people. Christians are hard workers. And you get this, not by hacking into your brains, but by hacking into your hearts where the Word of God lives in you, and the love of Christ grows in you, and the Holy Spirit encourages you to reach out to share the hope that […]

May 27, 2018

Guardian of the Galaxy

Jesus the Guardian redeems the Galaxy from sin and death. God is not only the Guardian of the galaxy, but God has a special place in the divine heart for humankind, making us in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). In Proverbs 8:31, we learn that God rejoices in the inhabited world and delights in […]

May 20, 2018

The Holy Spirit Guide Service

On this Pentecost Sunday, we remember that when the Holy Spirit Guide arrived, he launched the disciples on a new adventure. Following Jesus is never about retreating from the world to a tropical island and “getting away from it all,” but about following the way, the truth and the life of Jesus to reorient the […]

May 13, 2018

Paul, the Epistler

It doesn’t matter the task we face – providing meals in our community, building homes for our neighbors, caring for the sick, visiting those in prison, lobbying for equal pay, speaking out against human trafficking, mentoring a teen – we already have within us the power we need to succeed. Paul wrote to encourage us […]

May 6, 2018

Spirit-Driven Disruptions

Our challenge as Christians is to reach new people as well, following the example of Jesus and the inspiration of the Spirit. Our Spirit-driven acceptance of diversity and our Christ-inspired purity of love is something that the world needs now, more than ever. When we welcome the Spirit’s disruptions, we create a space for people […]

April 29, 2018

Between Cassandra and Pollyanna

We are among the living because of Jesus Christ. He died to free us from our old lives of sin and death. He rose again to offer us new and everlasting life in God’s Kingdom. In this is our hope: that the world, for all its faults, is not yet what it will become. In […]

April 22, 2018

Augmented Reality

Reality is things as they are. No fantasy. No illusion. No wishful thinking. Augmented reality is things as they should be. Through the power of God, we can move from the world as it is to the world as it should be. It’s a radical augmentation that makes us virtually new creations in Christ!

April 8, 2018

Risus Paschalis (Easter Laugh)

God’s greatest joke is that Jesus is not dead; he is alive again and forevermore! Our Lord is risen. Be glad and rejoice and let out a good laugh. If God can make the wise look foolish and turn the fools into sages, then let us be fools for God every day.

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