A Sermon for November 6, 2016 on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. We are on a roller coaster. Don’t get swept away by wacky teachings, but hold on tight! Put your hope in the future that God has prepared for us.
A Sermon on Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 and Luke 19:1-10 I love the story of Zacchaeus. It says he was a ruler, a rich tax collector. The world labels him a sinner. Zacchaeus seeks out Jesus– just to catch a glimpse of him. Although the crowds prevent him from seeing Jesus, Zacchaeus perseveres, degrading himself by climbing a sycamore tree. And even as Zacchaeus is…
A Sermon on Luke 18:9-14 Note: The audio for this sermon was unfortunately lost (along with the device it was recorded on). We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience! We expect audio to be available again for the Sunday, October 30 sermon. What a wonderful parable Jesus tells about the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. It’s meaning is so clear. It doesn’t take a bible…
A sermon on Luke 18:1-8. “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” What will Jesus find in us? Will Jesus find people of prayer? Will we have persisted in resisting oppression and seeking justice through prayer and action?
A Sermon on 2 Timothy 2:8-15. Biblical hope is anchored in the solid ground of a relationship with the Lord Jesus. The New Testament witnesses that we don’t just hope in the future, we don’t just hope for the future, but we hope from the future.
A sermon 2 Timothy 1:6. When Holy Spirit comes into you, gifts come too. God’s flame touches us, and something inside us begins to smoulder. What gift did God ignite in you? What is your gift?
A sermon on 1 Timothy 6:6-19. When you come to church, do you feel yourself hearing Christianese rather than truth?
A sermon on Jeremiah 8:18-9:1. Do you mourn the state of your community and our world? Do you ever look around and say, “it shouldn’t have to be like that”? Sometimes there is something to be done, but every once in awhile, we just need to mourn.
A sermon on Luke 15:1-10. Our reading has us think about lost sheep and lost coins. But today leads us to consider lost sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers– specifically those that were lost 15 years ago today at the twin towers, the Pentagon, and a field just north of Shanksville, PA.
Jesus’ mission to bring and embody the reign of God on earth means living out God’s will with complete self-giving abandon. You cannot have the kingdom without the cross.