Sermon Archives

August 21, 2017

What’s in your heart?

Today we walked with a woman as she kind of pestered Jesus to help her. Her faith flowed from her heart and changed the very mind of Christ Jesus.

August 14, 2017

Spiritual Health in a Sick World

Have you ever been done? Spent. Not angry about it, not upset about it, but all used up? Have you ever had that moment as a parent when you are in the bathroom and the kids are screaming something to you or barging in when you think…wow, my new life goal is to use the […]

August 6, 2017

Come to the Table

Coming to the table that Jesus has set means bringing our meager offerings and letting Jesus do what Jesus does to turn it into a feast of grace. Check out the sermon to be drawn into the presence of God…

July 31, 2017

Be the Wheat!

Jesus addressed the problem of evil in the world through one of his parables in Matthew’s gospel. Check out Sunday’s sermon to encounter that teaching…

July 17, 2017

Getting a Higher Yield

It is my goal as your pastor for each of our lives to bring about the greatest yield possible of the fruits of the Spirit for our mission of ‘Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.’ The greatest yields will require intention and preparation on our part. So, today, with the […]

July 10, 2017

Rest: An Alternative Life Choice

I hear Jesus telling us that this culture we live in is like a child (who doesn’t behave from a place of maturity, self-control, logic or selflessness generally speaking), who isn’t pleased. I think he is pointing out the sour, dissatisfied air of the generation around him. And isn’t it true? People are very hard […]

July 3, 2017

Let Them See You In Me

The life we live now, in our actual bodies, is a life of faith. It is Jesus alive in us. This life of faith happens because we embody Christ Jesus our Lord. Somewhere in here…in the heart, in the mind, in the gut, in the pinky finger. Jesus is in us. And so, when people […]

June 25, 2017

Being Known

These summer Sundays, these post-Pentecost Sundays of ordinary time, allow us the opportunity to follow the lectionary through a variety of the teachings of Jesus. And as I have selected texts for preaching, I have seen it as a chance for us to pay particular attention to what it is to be the church, the […]

June 25, 2017

Dealing with Tragedy

June 5, 2017

But wait, there’s more!

Last week we left the Apostles, Mary the mother of Jesus, other women and Jesus’ brothers praying and waiting in the upstairs room. They had been told to wait together because the Holy Spirit was coming. There’s a part of me that sees Jesus telling them all of this kind of like those folks on […]

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