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…

May 13, 2018 Sermon — “Something I Never Noticed Before”

John 18:1-12 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from…

January 7 Sermon — “Light in the New Year”

 John 8:2-12  Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was…

April 2, 2017 Sermon — “Stepping Over Problems”

Luke 16:19-31 19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick…

February 12, 2017 Sermon — “Legion or Forgetting?”

Luke 8:26-39 26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 28When he saw…

February 5, 2017 Sermon — “The Super Bowl of Sermons”

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed…

Amos: A Kingdom Spinning Its Wheels

Amos 5:21-27 21 I hate, I despise your festivals,    and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.  22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings,    I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals    I will not look upon.  23 Take away from me the noise of your songs;    I…

March 6, 2016 Sermon– “God’s Mysterious Forgiveness”

Genesis 45:1-8 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, ‘Send everyone away from me.’ So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.2And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it….

Sermon of May 10th, 2015–“What’s your Passion?”

1 John 3:1-10 1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed….

Sermon of August 10, 2014–“Wisdom Born of Experience”

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. 2This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives;…

Sermon of December 8, 2013–“The Growing Season”

Isaiah 11:1-10 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3His delight shall be in the fear of…

Sermon of September 22, 2013–“Skipping the Prophets”

Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, you that trample on the needy,    and bring to ruin the poor of the land,  saying, ‘When will the new moon be over    so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath,    so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,    and practise deceit with…