Sermons

February 17, 2019: Leveled

What we’re about to hear this morning is part of the gospel according to Luke. You might have heard of the Sermon on the Mount, which is in Matthew – and a lot of the ground that Jesus covers in that sermon is repeated in this part of Luke, but with some significant...

February 10, 2019: Good News and Bad News

Today, we’re back in the gospel according to Luke to hear the second half of last week’s story. For those of you jumping in with us today, a little recap: After Jesus was baptized, he fasted in the wilderness for 40 days, and was tempted with fame, fortune, and power....

February 3, 2019: Who Are You

This week and next week, we’re going to be looking at two halves of the same story—this week, we’re focusing on who Jesus is and what his mission was and is here on earth. Next week, we’ll hear how the people who knew him best—his hometown crowd—reacted to him. Just...

January 27, 2019: The Joy of the Lord

This morning, we’re going to just dip our toes into the gospel of John for a minute to take a look at one of Jesus’ first miracles. In the chapter directly before this, Jesus has spent two days calling disciples: Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, Philip and his...

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,   ...