April 16, 2017 Sermon — “What next?”

Colossians 3:1-4 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When…

March 27, 2016-Easter Sermon–“No Limits”

John Chapter 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They…

Sermon of April 12–John 20:19-31–“What’s Next?”

John 20:19-31 9 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and…

Easter Sunday Sermon–“Christ is Risen, Indeed!”

John 20: 1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have…

Sermon of April 7th–“Nice to Meet You”

Revelation 1:4-8 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings…

Easter Sunday 2013–John 20–“Two Cultures”

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord…

Easter Sunday 2013–Matthew 28–“Gimmie Putt”

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing…

All Saints’ Sermon: “First Things” November 4, 2012

Revelation 21:1-6 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband….

Sermon of April 15, 2012–“Sunday Evening”

I’ve honestly never noticed the sentence that comes right after the “Peace be with you” statement of the Risen Jesus. I guess I’ve always just focused on that peace which passes all understanding. However, this year what came to me very strongly was the sentence which comes after the Peace: “As the Father has sent…