Sermon Archives

November 10, 2019

The Run-Flat Church

The church has its sights on far loftier goals: nothing less than the restoration of creation, fair provision and God’s justice for all people, and the attainment of real and lasting peace. Such goals oblige us to remember that we are personally and corporately works-in-progress; to drive together in the carpool lane; to avoid spiritual […]

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 […]

November 4, 2018

Murphy’s Law Inverted

A showing and a glowing church is a church which prays, a church which studies, a church which worships, a church which remembers the sacraments, a church which offers praise and thanksgiving. A showing church is ready for whatever comes. A glowing church lights the way for others. With such a church, Murphy doesn’t stand […]

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 […]

January 28, 2018

Prophet or Pitchperson

If we are faithful to God, acting as true disciples of Jesus, listening to and working with the Spirit of God, then our words and our lives will preach the gospel loudly and clearly. If we say one thing, but do another, then the work of the congregation and the impact of the gospel is […]