“The Kingdom Calls for Detachment” –Sermon of February 3, 2019

Matthew 6:7-34 “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven,     hallowed be…

Sermon of January 13, 2019 — “Feasting in the Forest”

Matthew 3:1-17 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’”[a 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s…

Sermon of August 23, 2015: “God Moved Into the Neighborhood”

 1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43 22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands to heaven. 23He said, ‘O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and steadfast love for your servants who walk…

Sermon of March 16–“Happy Birthday”

John 3:1-17 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very…

All Saints Sermon–November 3, 2013

Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a…

Sermon of April 21, 2013–“The Beautiful Temple”

Revelation 7: 9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to…

Sermon of August 12, 2012–“A Well-balanced Diet”

John 6:35, 41-51 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 6:41 Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 6:42 They were…

All Saints’ Sermon–“The History of Heaven”–November 7, 2010

Did you ever wonder what heaven is like? How can you tell what it’s really like versus someone’s opinion about heaven? Here is my modest attempt to talk about heaven in a Biblical way. 001_A_003_jhedden_101106_001_2010_11_06 P.S.–If you are interested, I got a little help for this sermon from Henry Harbaugh’s (1817-1867) (pictured here) writings on…