April 23 Sermon –“The Tricky Politics of Salvation”

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 sycomore…

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…

Sermon of May 12–“Treasure”

Matthew 6:19-24 19 ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 ‘The eye is…

Weekly Update–May 9, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Spring is here!  We’ve had some very nice weather and some rain as well.  We are well on our way to planning for the late/spring and summer. Sunday’s Service celebrates Mother’s Day!  The sermon is one of an occasional series on stewardship and is titled “Treasure.”  I…

Sermon of January 27, 2013–“Fulfilled or Filled Full?”

Luke 4:14-21 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day,…

Sermon of October 14, 2012–“Questioning the Rules”

Mark 10:17-31 10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 10:18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.  10:19 You know the commandments:…

Sermon of September 16, 2012–“The Greatest Question”

Mark 8:27-38 8:27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  8:28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”  8:29 He asked them, “But who do…