Sermon of December 2, 2018 — “Faith as a Way of Life”

Habakkuk, Selected Verses: The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,    and you will not listen?Or cry to you “Violence!”    and you will not save?3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing    and look at trouble?Destruction and violence are before me;    strife and contention arise.4 So the law becomes slack    and justice never prevails.The wicked…

Sermon of October 14, 2018 — “Reminder Notice”

Joshua 24:1-15 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Long ago your ancestors—Terah and his sons Abraham and Nahor—lived beyond…

Sermon of September 30, 2018 — “Rough Road Ahead”

Exodus 14, selected verses:   5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” 6 So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; 7 he took six…

Sermon of September 16, 2018 — “A Moment Beyond Measure”

Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever…

Sermon of September 2, 2018 — “Just Like Starting Over”

Genesis 1:1-2:4  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and…

August 26, 2018 Sermon — “Trust Fund”

Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;     I will sing praises to my God all my life long. 3 Do not put your trust in princes,     in mortals, in whom there is no help. 4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth;     on that very…

Sermon of August 5, 2018 — “Thank You!”

Psalm 113 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord;     praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord     from this time on and forevermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting     the name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations,     and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is…

“On Your Mark . . . Get Set . . . Go!” Sermon of July 29

Psalm 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,     which yields its…

Sermon of June 24 — “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

John 20:1-18 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the…

June 10, 2018 Sermon — “Jesus is the Universal King!”

John 19:1-22  Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. 4 Once more Pilate came out and…