Sermons

Teach Us to Pray

February 3, 2019
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.  Jesus teaches us to pray from the heart with an authentic voice.  Don’t try to impress or outdo, but pray with…

The Beatitudes

January 27, 2019
In this familiar piece of poetry, Jesus promises God’s favor to the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst, the merciful, the pure in…
Jesus is tempted by the devil, enduring 40 days of this trial, angst and conflict.  In the end, he trusts in God, not the allure of the devil’s promises, giving…

Baptism of Our Lord

January 13, 2019
John proclaims the kingdom of heaven has come near.  What is the kingdom of heaven?  It is God at work in human affairs.  God entering into relationship with humanity.  Here,…
Why does God go to great lengths to save this one baby?  The truth of Jesus' story has a difficult beginning, but throughout his life Jesus will enter right into…

Geneology of Jesus

December 30, 2018
We gather to usher in the New Year and thank God for the blessings in our lives.  Today, as always, we are offered an opportunity to start over, to let go…

Christmas Day

December 25, 2018
The Oxford Dictionary "Word of the Year" for 2018 is "toxic." But what does the Word of the Year have to do with Jesus being the "Word made flesh" as…

Christmas Eve Message

December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve 2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the beloved Christmas carol. It is also the night in which we celebrate the coming of the long-expected Messiah and just like…
Today’s scripture comes from what is known as Second Isaiah and describes the suffering servant, which Christians associate with Jesus. But Isaiah’s prophetic words extend farther than just that Jesus…