Sermon Archives

March 25, 2015

“Dad, Why Are You Crying?”

"Dad, Why Are You Crying?"

God’s new covenant is written on our hearts, and leaves a mark! But, oh how wonderful to have the law lifted to a new day when God erases memory of our sin!

March 15, 2015

For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the World

While our human nature would have us judge the worthiness of others and whether we should offer them friendship, apathy, or hate, today the divine nature in Christ Jesus is calling us to instead love the world. In Christ we are called not to condemn the world, but rather to rejoice in the salvation that […]

March 8, 2015

Only God is Holy

Only God is Holy

The preacher has proclaimed Lent 3 to be “fear, love, and trust God” Sunday as we hear the 10 commandments and the story of Jesus driving out the money changers in the temple. This sermon is framed by two fictitious examples of feeling the weight of the law each in their own way.

March 1, 2015

A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Today’s text is a good reminder to us that while we may not always be able to see the bigger picture of how God is working for good in our lives, we need to trust that God is, knowing that God loves us enough to give his life for us. And in trusting that God […]

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 […]

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