Sermons

December 8, 2019: Every Family Has Conflict

December 8, 2019: Every Family Has Conflict

Isaiah 11:1-10A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse,   and a branch shall grow out of his roots.The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,   the spirit of wisdom and understanding,   the spirit of counsel and might,   the spirit of knowledge and the fear of...

November 24, 2019: Full Circle

November 24, 2019: Full Circle

Today, we come full-circle. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been following Jesus through the gospel according to Luke, as he makes his way to Jerusalem for the last time. Next week, we’ll begin the season of Advent, which is the start of our church year. In some ways,...

November 17, 2019: Signs and Symbols

November 17, 2019: Signs and Symbols

As we continue through the gospel according to Luke today, we find Jesus still in the Temple in Jerusalem, speaking and teaching and generally causing a ruckus. You’ll see why in a minute. As we listen to this often-misunderstood story from Scripture, I want us to...

November 10, 2019: The Age To Come

November 10, 2019: The Age To Come

We continue our journey through Luke this morning, this time finding Jesus in Jerusalem, preparing to celebrate the Passover and continuing his teaching. In the story we’re about to hear, Jesus is confronted by a group of Sadducees. The Sadducees were a particular...

November 3, 2019 – An Inheritance

November 3, 2019 – An Inheritance

We are picking up today exactly where we left off last week in the gospel according to Luke. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, and he’s in Jericho – one last stop before he makes his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday. If you were with us last week, you’ll remember that...

October 27, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Hope

October 27, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Hope

We are back in the gospel according to Luke this morning, and if you were with us last week, you might remember that the second half of Luke’s gospel is all about Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and towards the cross. Last week, Jesus was somewhere between Galilee and...

October 20, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Joy

October 20, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Joy

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he...

October 13, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Faithfulness

October 13, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Faithfulness

First Reading: Psalm 136O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,   for his steadfast love endures for ever.O give thanks to the God of gods,   for his steadfast love endures for ever.O give thanks to the Lord of lords,   for his steadfast love endures for ever;who...

September 29, 2019: Promises, Promises

September 29, 2019: Promises, Promises

Today, we’re diving back into the Old Testament to take a look at one particular section of the book of Jeremiah. There’s one specific verse in here that gets quoted all. the. time., so we’re going to look at it in its original context. To make a very long story very...

September 22, 2019: One Lord

September 22, 2019: One Lord

Our Scripture reading for today is from 1st Timothy – often called one of the ‘pastoral letters’ in the New Testament, where Paul is giving his young friend advice about his ministry. This reading is usually divided into two separate sections, but I think it’s much...