Sermon Archives

December 3, 2023

Garbology and God

“Do not fear,” says God through the prophet Isaiah. “I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine” (43:1). With the help of God, we are never destined for the trash heap, no matter how messy our lives become. We recycle ourselves by seeking justice, practicing generosity, being changed by prayer, […]

November 22, 2023

Whose Harvest?

November 5, 2023

No Faking It with God

Jesus, on the other hand, wanted people to be treated fairly, in courts of law and everywhere else. Jesus worshiped God instead of money, and Jesus focused his ministry on healing, helping, and feeding the most vulnerable people around him. Honesty and justice mattered to Jesus, and he practiced these virtues in everything he said […]

October 29, 2023

So We May All Be One

As Christians, we are united with one another by an even stronger bond. It is easy to forget, but the church is made up of people who have the most important thing in common: the forgiveness of sins and our love for Jesus Christ. Because of the work God has done in all our lives, […]

October 27, 2023

Sunday, October 29 – Reformation Sunday Bulletin

September 10, 2023

World-Changing Flights

God’s flight over Egypt led to the flight of the people through the Red Sea. Together, these flights led to the liberation of the people from captivity. The people were ready for this trip, because God gave them instructions for how to eat the first Passover meal. “This is how you shall eat it,” said […]

May 28, 2023


We need to gather in numbers to be the church. Jesus is with us when we are together in community, just as he promised us in Matthew, saying, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (18:20). Assembling for community worship and Bible study gives us the most […]

May 21, 2023

Not Abandon, but Advancing

Although it may appear that Jesus abandons earth at his ascension, nothing could be further from the truth. He leaves the earth not to escape it but to rule over it. Eastern Orthodox Christians capture this spiritual reality in their paintings and mosaics of “Christ Pantocrator” (Greek, “all-powerful”). Christ Pantocrator typically inhabits the domed ceiling […]

May 14, 2023

Jesus Is Not a Quiet Quitter

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus uses an unexpected image to reveal his powerful love for his people. Speaking to the city of Jerusalem during the last week of his earthly ministry, Jesus says, “how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you […]

April 23, 2023

Well-Known Christians

When we gather as God’s people, and we delve deeply into God’s Word and “our hearts burn within us,” and we break bread together and our eyes are opened, we recognize Jesus. But how much more astonishing and remarkable and transforming it is to know that when we love the people Jesus loves, then we […]

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