Easter Sermon Apr 4, 2021, “I Can See Resurrection”

New Testament Reading             1 Corinthians 15: 1-11             The Resurrection of Christ 15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, … Continue reading Easter Sermon Apr 4, 2021, “I Can See Resurrection”

Sermon April 18, 2021, “Still Risen?”

New Testament Reading:             1 John 3: 1-7              (CEB) 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us in that we should be called God’s children, and that is what we are! Because the world didn’t recognize him, it doesn’t recognize us. 2 Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and it hasn’t yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we’ll see him as he is. 3 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves even as he is pure. 4 Every person who practices sin commits an act of … Continue reading Sermon April 18, 2021, “Still Risen?”

Sermon June 27th, 2021 “Just Ask”

Gospel Reading:             Mark 5: 21-43         21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.                                                        And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering … Continue reading Sermon June 27th, 2021 “Just Ask”

Sermon July 4, 2021, “Jesus, the Great Delegator”

Gospel Reading:             Mark 6: 1-13 6 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets … Continue reading Sermon July 4, 2021, “Jesus, the Great Delegator”

Sermon July 11, 2021, “Two Very Different Parties”

Hebrew Bible Reading                     2nd Samuel 6: 12b-19 12 King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; 13 and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 14 David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with … Continue reading Sermon July 11, 2021, “Two Very Different Parties”

Sermon July 18, 2021: “Take a Break”

Gospel Reading:Mark 6: 30-34, 53-5630 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; … Continue reading Sermon July 18, 2021: “Take a Break”

Sermon for Aug 1, 2021, “I’m Hungry”

*Gospel Reading: John 6: 24-35             (CEB)24 When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus replied, “I assure you that you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate all the food you wanted. 27 Don’t work for the food that doesn’t last but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Human One will give you. God the Father has confirmed … Continue reading Sermon for Aug 1, 2021, “I’m Hungry”

Sermon “A Shepherding Image of God” Apr 25, 2021

Gospel Reading:John 10: 11-18 (NIV)11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and … Continue reading Sermon “A Shepherding Image of God” Apr 25, 2021

Palm Sunday Sermon “What Are You Doing?”

Gospel ReadingMark 11: 1-1111 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied … Continue reading Palm Sunday Sermon “What Are You Doing?”

Sermon “Abide in Christ” May 2nd, 2021

Gospel Reading:John 15: 1-815 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me … Continue reading Sermon “Abide in Christ” May 2nd, 2021