Sermons

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...

September 8, 2019 – Whose Kingdom?

September 8, 2019 – Whose Kingdom?

In the world of ancient Israel, nearly everyone was polytheistic – which means they believed in many gods, even if they only worshipped one. This includes the ancient Israelites. This is important to remember whenever we read the Old Testament, because any time there...

September 1, 2019: Protest

September 1, 2019: Protest

Today, we’re going to hear from two separate psalms – first, psalm 23, and then we’ll back up to hear from psalm 22. Psalm 23:The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.    He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters;    he restores my...

July 21, 2019: Simmer

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

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

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

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...