Past Sermons

December 11, 2016

Gift of Peace

Gift of Peace

Matthew 11:2-11 December 11, 2016 Today…as we come seeking God’s presence in our worship…as we seek some sense of peace in our busy, hectic schedules…as we try to make sense of the presence of God in our lives…we hear John’s question of Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to [...]

December 4, 2016

Love Changes Everything

Love Changes Everything

Matthew 3:1-12 December 4, 2016 So…what do you want for Christmas?  I’m not talking about the usual Christmas list…of this or that thing that you don’t already have…or the newest or latest version of something else…or more stuff.  I’m talking about what you really want or need…in your life…for your family…for the life of the [...]

November 27, 2016

We Wait Together

Matthew 24:36-44 November 27, 2016 Hope!  The theme of today’s worship is hope.  Hope is really what our faith is all about.  Faith is when we put our hopes in what we cannot see.  In the eighth chapter of Romans, Paul writes: “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing [...]

November 20, 2016

Show up!

Show up!

Luke 23:33-43 November 20, 2016 Today…is Christ the King Sunday.  But…what kind of king do you want?  What kind of king are you looking for?  This is the question that Jesus seems to be putting before those who crucify him. Remember…it was just a few days earlier that the crowds of Jerusalem had greeted Jesus [...]

November 13, 2016

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Luke 21:5-19 November 13, 2016 In today’s story…Jesus speaks of how things as we know them…things as we have learned to trust that they will always be…may at some point in our lives come tumbling down…like the very stones from which the temple was built.   We often…in our lives, become complacent.  We tend to get [...]

October 30, 2016

A Journey in Faith

A Journey in Faith

John 8:31-36 October 30, 2016 What we hear today is the story of a journey in faith. Our life of faith is a journey. Jesus said, “If you continue (remain, live in) my Word…you are my disciples (followers)…and you will know the truth about your selves…and the truth will make you free.” This life of [...]

October 23, 2016

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

Luke 18:9-14 October 23, 2016 The story begins… “Two people…went into the temple to pray.”   One was righteous…right before God…through his actions: he fasted twice a week and tithed his whole income.   Many people today can come to church seeing themselves as righteous… having lived by the rules and standards of the culture.  The other [...]

October 16, 2016

Pray Always

Pray Always

Luke 18:1-8 October 16, 2016 Pray always.  Do not lose heart.  This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today.  Wrestle with the word.  Remember your baptism again and again.  Come regularly to Christ’s table.  Persistence in our every encounter with the Divine will be blessed. Pray always!  But…what is prayer…anyway.  Prayer…is the [...]

October 2, 2016

More Faith

More Faith

Luke 17:5-10 October 2, 2016 I think…that in today’s story we can definitely find ourselves in the place of the disciples.  They came up to Jesus the Master and said, “Give us more faith.”  Jesus was headed toward to Jerusalem…to die.  Jesus had been teaching them about the kingdom of God…a different way of seeing [...]

September 25, 2016

Who’s The Rich Man

Who’s The Rich Man

Luke 16:19-31 September 25, 2016 So…Who’s the rich man in this story?  I think that is the real message behind this story which Jesus tells.  Jesus tells us from the outset that there are two men.  A rich man, who was expensively dressed in the latest fashions…and a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, [...]

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