Sermon of April 12–John 20:19-31–“What’s Next?”

John 20:19-31 9 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and…

Sermon of December 14, 2014–“Shouts of Joy!”

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…

Epiphany Sermon–January 5, 2014–“Rule of Three”

Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King Herod…

Sermon of October 6, 2013–“Guard Duty”

Habakkuk 1:1-4 & 2:1-4 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4So the law…

Sermon of November 18th, 2012–“The Power of Saying Thanks”

1 Samuel 1:4-20 1:4 On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; 1:5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb. 1:6 Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate…