Sermon Archives

February 22, 2015

With Satan, The Wild Beasts, and Angels

With Satan, The Wild Beasts, and Angels

What happened with Jesus after he was baptized is what happens with Christians after we are baptized. Our wilderness lasts a lifetime. We need a savior. Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ.

February 15, 2015

God’s Timing

God's Timing

Chaplain Christine Rotella shares a sermon from the hearts of Abiding Ministries.  Together the community of Abiding Ministries wrote down what they heard in the scripture passage of Mark 9:2-9. We need to be still, be quiet, and listen because it’s about God’s timing.  Focus on what God is doing or you are going to miss it. […]

February 8, 2015

A God for Exiles!

A God for Exiles!

In Isaiah 40, we hear of exiles who are at risk of forgetting God. There are parallels for “us moderns” that this sermon explores. “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength and raise up on wings of eagles!”

February 1, 2015

A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Just as the people in the synagogue were blown away by Jesus’ teaching, we can be too! The light of Christ that we remember during this Epiphany season continues to shine today for us. As a result, Christ continues to astound us not only in his Word, but also as he continues to work in […]

January 25, 2015

Joy to You! The Kingdom is Near

Joy to You! The Kingdom is Near

Pheidippides, the Marathon to Athens 26 mile runner who first proclaimed “Joy to you the victory is ours” when the Greeks defeated the Persians and then expired on the spot, is the forerunner of Christ’s expression which follows the formula. The Kingdom of God is at Hand. We also hear the baseball “call” story of […]

January 18, 2015

Greater Things Than These

Greater Things Than These

While Christ never promised that the road of discipleship would be easy, he did let Nathaniel, as well as Philip and the others and us know that we would see greater things than just Jesus knowing who we are. And as we look at why Christ came, we know that we have seen great things […]

January 11, 2015

I Am Baptized!

I Am Baptized!

On this day of the Baptism of Our Lord, the preacher makes the claim that what happens with Jesus happens with us! An invitation is made to imagine that this is the sermon preached at the hearer’s baptism.

January 4, 2015

The Living Word

The Living Word

This is the first Sunday in 2015. It is fitting then today that we remember that in Christ the Word became flesh and lived among us, and this Living Word was the light of all people. I pray that in the coming year we might be able to listen for the address of the Living […]

December 28, 2014

Holy Innocents: The Rest of the Story?

Holy Innocents: The Rest of the Story?

Using Matthew 2, the preacher maintains that the glow of Christmas must have the next part of the story to understand what it means that Jesus saves.That is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and the response of Herod to the Messiah’s birth.

December 24, 2014

Have You Seen the Child? – Christmas Eve 2014

Have You Seen the Child? - Christmas Eve 2014

“Have You Seen the Child?” was the question asked of children after having completed our village of Bethlehem tour. Now, it is asked of worshipers on Christmas Eve. A clip from a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors (found below) was included.

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