Sermons

June 13, 2021 – A Crisis in Leadership

Psalm 2; 1 Samuel 8:1-20 June 13, 2021 To whom do we look for our help and salvation? I’m not sure if you have been paying much attention to the news these days – of course, there is so much news that it is hard to take it all in, but right now there is a big push to...

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June 6, 2021 – Call Him Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1-22; 1 Samuel 3:1-14 June 6, 2021 Being a Called People/A Journey into the Samuel books Have you ever gotten a call that you were not expecting?  I have a feeling you probably have.  Sometimes they are good surprises like a new baby coming into the family;...

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May 23, 2021 (Pentecost) – Every Body is Some Body

Psalm 139:1-18; Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-32 May 23, 2021 Living into the Body of Christ The body is a good thing… until it isn’t.  That is a fair bit of an oversimplification, but George Burns captured some of the spirit of this when he shared in his later years that “When...

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May 9, 2021 – For Real, Really

Judges 7:1-7; Acts 10 May 9, 2021 Identifying God work in the world   I want you to think back to May 9, 2017.  What did you do that day exactly four years ago?  I am not going to give you anything else about the day – not the day of the week, the weather, any...

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May 2, 2021 – World Conquerors

1 Kings 18:20-40; 1 John 5:1-8 May 2, 2021 What does it mean that we can conquer the world with Jesus? Back in 1999 when I was working in a hospital in India as an exchange chaplain, I found a painting hanging on the wall of a hospital that vividly depicts the scene...

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April 25, 2021 – Fleecing the Congregation

John 10:11-18; 1 John 3:16-24 April 25, 2021 Following the Good Shepherd as Good Sheep I believe that it has come up before that I have always been fascinated with words and am a “word nerd.”  I took Latin through my grade school years and majored in Greek and Latin...

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April 18, 2021 – The Gift of Being Right

Isaiah 53:1-5, 10-12; 1 John 3:1-11 April 18, 2021 Receiving Christ’s rightness in a broken world Believe it or not, this sermon is not a tribute to that significant person in your life who is always right.  You know, that person who knows best and is always right and...

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April 11, 2021 – A Holey Experience

Judges 6:11-24; John 20:19-31 April 11, 2021 Dealing with Resurrection change   A few years ago, my family was travelling back from a trip to Florida.  As much fun as it is to visit Florida, it is always better to leave.  Strange things happen in Florida. ...

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