Sermon Archives

November 23, 2014

Living Into Christ’s Kingdom

Living Into Christ's Kingdom

On this Christ the King Sunday, we are reminded once again to strive to live into God’s Kingdom more fully, where the hungry are fed, the thirsty are given something to drink, the strangers are welcomed, the naked are clothed, the sick are cared for, and the prisoners are visited, knowing that as we do […]

November 16, 2014

A Gift Meant To Be Used

A Gift Meant To Be Used

All of us have been given the gift of Jesus Christ, and as members of the Body of Christ we have been called to be good stewards of this precious gift. God has entrusted us with this gift not so that we might keep it to ourselves and hidden away so that nothing will happen […]

November 9, 2014

Time and Love

Time and Love

The congregation is prompted to listen for references to time in the various readings and psalms. Worship is the interaction of our time and God’s time. Reference is made to the blockbuster film “Interstellar.”

October 26, 2014

The Ever Reforming Church

The Ever Reforming Church

Christ is our truth, and in him we have been freed to live lives of grace and love. Thanks be to God for the Living Word which speaks to us new every day so that our church might ever be reforming as we continue to work to make the Kingdom a reality in the here […]

October 19, 2014

All Things Are God’s

All Things Are God's

During this season where we consider our own stewardship, let us prayerfully ponder what it means that everything is God’s, what it means to see and hear and smell God in those people and things that are around us, what it means that we are all made in God’s image and are called to share […]

October 12, 2014

It Takes a Worried Man

It Takes a Worried Man

Rejoice in the Lord always! Context for Paul’s admonition “don’t worry” for Christian community is to rejoice in all circumstances. This sermon includes a rendition of the timeless country song “It Takes a Worried Man.”

October 5, 2014

The Gracious Gifts of God

The Gracious Gifts of God

Today we hear a parable about people who have forgotten to whom their faithfulness should belong and have forgotten the gracious hand which blessed them with the gifts they needed to do the work they have been called to do. How easy it is for us to forget that God is the one who has […]

September 28, 2014

What Kind of Church

What Kind of Church

This is a baptismal homily for Mallaurie McCombs. Having the mind of Christ shapes the kind of church into which she is baptized. In addition to Philippians 2, the parable of the 2 brothers Matthew 21 is cited

September 14, 2014

Every Cross Tells a Story

Every Cross Tells a Story

On Holy Cross day, crosses were brought to the liturgy for blessing and as symbols of the love of God in Christ Jesus. Pauls’ theology of the cross is lifted up as the intersection of God’s Law (Jewish signs) human achievement (Greek wisdom) …that intersection on the cross is…Jesus

September 7, 2014

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

Did Jesus really just tell us to confront a church member? Listen as Daniel Heckert, a member of St. John’s and co-leader of the Holy KOWS Youth Group, explores this directive from Jesus. Follow along as we look at how we tie confrontation with love.

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