Sermons

July 21, 2019: Simmer

Today, we’re looking at the gospel according to Luke – jumping straight into the middle to observe a story that will be familiar to many of us. This particular chunk of Luke is placed in an interesting spot: right after the parable of the Good Samaritan, which...

July 7, 2019: In Things Great and Small

Today, we’re going to wrap up our series on the Holy Spirit and the church by returning one more time to the book of Acts. If you’ve been with us over the last several weeks, you’ll remember that we’ve been asking one fundamental question: “what is it that the Holy...

June 30, 3019: They Persisted

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at the same question from different angles: what is God’s mission in the world when Jesus isn’t here in the flesh, and how is that mission carried out? To put it another way: when the Holy Spirit comes with fire on...

June 23, 2019: Give What You Have

As we continue looking at the book of Acts this morning, we’re beginning to move beyond the day of Pentecost, with its shouting and grand speeches, and back into the daily grind of the life and witness of these newly-minted apostles. Side note: you’ll notice that in...

June 16, 2019: Telling The Truth

Last week, we celebrated Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit, who empowers and compels us to tell the story of Jesus, break down barriers, and build bridges. Today we continue in our series on the Holy Spirit, asking “what exactly does the Holy Spirit empower...

June 9, 2019: Testify

If you were with us last week, you’ll remember that we’re spending the next few Sundays exploring the book of Acts with a specific question in mind: what is God’s mission in the world, and how is that mission accomplished when Jesus isn’t here in flesh and bone? So as...

June 2, 2019: The Space Between

Today, and for the next few weeks, we’ll be diving in to the book of Acts – the full title is ‘Acts of the Apostles’, which is a surprisingly accurate description. Written by the same person who wrote the gospel according to Luke, Acts is all about what happens after...

May 26, 2019: If You Love Me

Today, we’re going to hear from Jesus’ Farewell Discourse in the gospel of John. This is Jesus’ last night with the disciples before he’s betrayed and arrested, so he’s giving them some final encouragement and instruction. But the interesting part is that the...

May 5, 2019 – At The Table

As we continue in our Easter celebrations this morning, we’re going to look at a well-known story from the book of Acts. By this point, some time has passed since the resurrection – thanks to the work of the Twelve and others, the gospel had spread from Jerusalem to...

April 21, 2019: Mary Magdalene & The Risen Jesus

Mary Magdalene had followed Jesus for months—possibly even years. The gospel of Luke tells us that he had healed her, and drove away the demons that haunted and hunted her, and afterwards she and a group of women helped provide for Jesus and the disciples as they...