February 4, 2018 Sermon — “Word of the Father, Now in Flesh Appearing”

John 10:22-33 22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I…

May 14, 2017 Sermon — “Muscle Memory”

Luke 20:9-19 9 He began to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went to another country for a long time. 10When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants in order that they might give him his share of the produce of the vineyard;…

Sermon of December 13th–“Zepha-who? In Advent?”

Zephaniah 3:14-20 14Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! 15The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. 16On that day it…

Sermon of April 6, 2014–“Roll Them Bones”

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can…

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 December 9, 2012–“Reading the Introduction”

Luke 1:68-79 68“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. 69He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, 70as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 71that we would be saved from our enemies and…

Sermon of December 2, 2012–“Sign Language”

Sign Language Luke 21:25-36 21:25 “There will be signs in the  sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused  by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 21:26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will…

Sermon of January 29–“Jam & Jelly”

I love this passage from Deuteronomy.  It lays out very clearly how we can tell what comes from God and what doesn’t.  Knowing God’s Word to us in our everyday context is not an easy task in today’s word (if it ever was).  In Chapter 18, Moses lays down 2 criteria for knowing the truth…