Sermon Archives

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 […]

May 22, 2017

Eyes to see and good news to share…

Paul just cannot keep from talking about Jesus and the tremendous love that comes from God to us through Him. So, Paul continues preaching and teaching and eventually he is invited (to put it nicely…) to speak more pointedly to a gathered assembly because he is among an intellectual people who love words and ideas […]

May 15, 2017

Focusing on God in a Distracting World

Warning: this is not a “Mother’s Day” sermon, persay. I am continuing to lead us through some of the experiences of the Early Church from the book of the Bible we usually just call Acts, but is actually The Acts of the Apostles. And it might even be more accurately thought of as the Acts […]

May 8, 2017

Snapshot of the Early Church

The impact, the ‘so what’ of Easter is not only about individual salvation. We heard from the Apostle Peter the last couple of Sundays and we were encouraged to deal with the good news as it pertains to each of us individually. However, the good news is not limited to what Jesus has done for […]

May 1, 2017

Solid Rock or Sinking Sand?

Is the resurrection the firm foundation of your life or are you building on things that could easily shift and cause everything else to fall?

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