Sermon 10.13.19

The Good News / October 14, 2019

A Story worth telling Stories have a way of transporting us to new places. A good story will often give you glimpses into the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist in such a way that you cannot help but think and feel the same way.  Growing up some of my favorite books to read were […]

Sermon 10.6.19

Faith / October 14, 2019

The Faith of a Mustard Seed And Jesus said to his disciples, Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come. It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one […]

Sermon 9.29.19

Jesus's Mission / October 5, 2019

And the Award Goes To Miracle on 34th Street, A Street Car Named Desire, Ben-Hur, West Side Story, The Godfather Part II, The Untouchables, City Slickers, The Fugitive, The Usual Suspects, Jerry Maguire, Good Will Hunting. This odd collection of films all share something in common, and it is not that these are the movies […]

Sermon 9.22.19

Stewardship / September 24, 2019

Should We All Be Robinhood?   Growing up, one of my favorite heroes was Robinhood. He was the one who fought the oppressive and selfish rich people and gave everything he took to the poorest and neediest. It seemed like a great narrative. I especially enjoyed the silly Disney cartoon version. The sly foxy Robinhood […]

Sermon 9.8.19

Discipleship / September 9, 2019

Hate is a Strong Word   I hate you dad! Words no father enjoys hearing, especially not from his 15 year old daughter. This was the first time he had heard it uttered from her lips. Time stood still as a wave of thoughts crashed into his mind. “What did I do to deserve that […]

Sermon 9.1.19

Humility / September 3, 2019

Eating Humble Pie Our gospel lesson for today, while all taking place at the same meal, really informs us and instructs us on three very different points. These 14 verses could easily be done as a 3 part series or perhaps as one really long sermon with 3 separate main points. As tempting as delivering […]

Sermon 8.25.19

Warning / August 26, 2019

Are you in or Out? Are you in or out? This question was commonly said by my mom growing up.  There was many a time when I would be chasing my cousins out the door to go play when I would suddenly think to say something to my sisters who were still inside, and there […]

Sermon 8.18.19

Jesus's Mission / August 19, 2019

Jesus, the Fire Caster How would you describe Jesus to someone else? If someone were to ask you to describe your savior, what thoughts would come to your mind and what images evoked? In the 1999 film Dogma, the image that was popularized was “Buddy Christ.” This Jesus is shown with a smile on his […]

Sermon 8.4.19

Ownership / August 5, 2019

Guard Against All Covetousness I remember when I was about 9 years old there was a family gathering.  My uncle had just found out where he was going to be serving, pending the completion of his Seminary studies, and many different extended family members had come to show support.  There was probably about 9 children […]

Sermon 7.28.19

Prayer / July 30, 2019

Lord, Teach us to Pray Why should you pray? There is a book written by John DeVries that addresses just that. His book, entitled Why Pray, highlights why a person ought to pray, what takes place in prayer, how we should understand prayer to impact our life and the lives of others, and many other […]