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;…

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…

May 29, 2016 Sermon-“A One-Two Punch”

 Exodus 40:34-38 34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lordfilled the tabernacle. 35Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled upon it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36Whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, the Israelites would…

Sermon of October 4, 2015–“Leaving the Stove On”

The Book of Hebrews, Chapters 1:1-4 and 2:5-12 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. 3He is the reflection of God’s glory…

Sermon of October 5, 2014–“Jesus: The Lamb of God”

Matthew 21:33-46 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.34When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his…

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…

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 February 19th–“Fly the Friendly Skies”

This sermon is basically about the tension between being ‘covered with Elijah’s mantle’ while in church and ‘running towards the chariot’ while out in the world. I don’t know that any of us live the tension very well–but it would be amazing if we could try! 2 Kings Chapter 2: 2Now when the Lord was…