Sermons

January 6, 2019: Rise and Shine

First Reading: Matthew 2:1-12In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay...

December 30, 2018: Faith Like (Child) Jesus

Today, we’re skipping ahead in the story of Jesus quite a ways. It seems like ages ago that we celebrated Jesus’ birth and wondered together how a very special story, featuring a very special God, might take place within and among very ordinary people and places—but...

December 23, 2018: Advent in Narnia–Aslan Is On The Move

Today, we will wrap up our Advent in Narnia series with more promises from Isaiah and another part of the story of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. If you’ve been with us the last few weeks, we’ve spent some time getting to know the four Pevensie...

December 16, 2018: Advent in Narnia–Is He Safe?

First Reading: Malachi 3:1-3See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the...

December 9, 2018: Advent in Narnia–Becoming Like Children

As we gather to listen for God’s word to us this morning, I want to remind us that in this season of Advent, we’re exploring two stories at the same time: the story of Jesus, and the story of the four Pevensie children and their adventures in a magical land called...

December 2, 2018: Advent in Narnia–The Lamppost

First Reading: Isaiah 9:2, 4-6 The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—    on them light has shined. For the yoke of their burden,    and the bar across their shoulders,    the rod of their oppressor,   ...

November 18, 2018: Listen.

We’ve spent the last month or so looking at letters in the New Testament, so today we’re going to do something a bit different: we’re going to look at part of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is one of those Old Testament books that most people tend to avoid. It’s not quite...

November 11, 2018: Generosity Grows Here

Today marks the last week of our Stewardship season. We’ve looked back with gratitude, we’ve considered the gifts we have received from God and the gifts we have to offer one another, and today we’re looking forward. So we’re back in the Letter to the Hebrews, and the...

November 4, 2018: Gifts Grow Here

Today, we’re going to look at Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, and we’re going to focus specifically on spiritual gifts—the talents and attitudes God gives us so that we can participate in God’s mission in the world. This is not the text we usually turn to when...

October 28, 2018: Gratitude Grows Here

This morning, we’re going to hear again from the letter to the Hebrews. If you were with us last week, you might remember that Hebrews is formatted more like a sermon than a letter—and by chapter 11, that preacher is preaching. But before we hear from Hebrews, I want...