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…

September 24, 2017 Sermon — “That’s not your trophy!”

John 3:31-36 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted his testimony has…

“Spirit Sightings” — Sermon of June 4, 2017

Acts 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of…

November 6, 2016 Sermon — “Beauty from Brokenness”

Isaiah 55 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;and you that have no money, come, buy and eat!Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy?Listen carefully to me, and eat…

“Babbling Babylonians”

Translation of the mother/child image from the German: Diakonie: Emergency Help. ‘The largest disaster is forgetting.’ Ezekiel 34:1-17 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 Mortal, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to them—to the shepherds: Thus says the Lord God: Ah, you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds…

May 15, 2016 Sermon– “Feast of Weeks”

Deuteronomy 16:9-12 9 You shall count seven weeks; begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain. 10Then you shall keep the festival of weeks to the Lord your God, contributing a freewill-offering in proportion to the blessing that you have received from the Lord your God.11Rejoice…

Sermon of January 10–“King Me!”

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 heard this,…

Sermon of March 23–“Our Secret Selves”

John 4:5-26 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 7A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give…

Sermon of November 17, 2013–“Standing on the Edge”

Luke 21:5-19 5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” 7They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and…

Sermon of May 19, 2013–“The Spirit(s) of the Age”

John 14:15-27 15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he…

Sermon of June 24, 2012–“Bound in the Boat”

Mark 4:35-41 4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 4:36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 4:37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into…