March 5, 2017: The Real Jesus – Meeting Jesus

An audio recording of the sermon for March 5, 2017 is at this link. A downloadable PDF file of the worship bulletin is at this link. “Today we begin that series of six Sundays that lead to the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord on Easter, the season of Lent. For those who observe … [Read more…]

February 26, 2017 – Philippians: Rejoice

An audio file of the sermon from February 26 is available for listening or download at this link. A downloadable PDF file of the worship bulletin is at this link. An excerpt from the sermon: “Here is a thought, though: suppose Paul isn’t so much commanding an emotion, as encouraging a new way of thinking … [Read more…]

February 19, 2017 – Philippians: Loyalty

An audio file of the sermon from worship this morning is available for listening or downloading at this link. A PDF file of the worship bulletin can be downloaded at this link. An excerpt from the sermon: “This is not a problem you can solve on your own. It wasn’t something people could solve on … [Read more…]

February 12, 2017- Philippians: Encouragement

An audio file of the sermon from February 12 is available at this link. A PDF file of the worship bulletin is here. From the sermon: “This advice and instruction comes down to this: We who are Christians are asked to live the gospel and not just to proclaim it. People don’t need any help … [Read more…]

February 5, 2017: Philippians-Integrity

An audio file of the sermon from February 5, 2017 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Joshua 1:1-9 and Philippians 1:27-2:18. A PDF file of the worship bulletin is at this link. “John Lennon famously wrote a song that begins, “Imagine there’s no heaven….” It’s a very idealistic song, and by idealistic … [Read more…]

January 29, 2017: “Philippians: Motivation”

An audio file of the sermon from January 29, 2017 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Job 2:1-10 and Philippians 1: 12-30. “Like so much about Christian discipleship, this is a point where doing the right thing guided by your common sense isn’t enough. He pushes the point to its outer limit. … [Read more…]

January 22, 2017-“Philippians: Partnership”

An audio file of the sermon from January 22 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Acts 16:11-15 and Philippians 1:3-11. “When Paul crossed over from Asia Minor into Europe, the first place he came to was Philippi, and soon he met Lydia, who was a successful business woman, “a dealer in purple … [Read more…]

January 15, 2017- “Philippians: Grace and Peace”

An audio recording of the sermon from January 15 is available now at this link. The Scripture readings are Exodus 19:1-9 and Philippians 1:1-2. The worship bulletin is at this link. “The church may outwardly and in part be an organization that makes life better for people, or improves the community in one way or … [Read more…]

New Year’s Day: January 1, 2017: “Passwords”

Audio of the sermon from New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017, is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 63:7-9 and Ephesians 1:3-14. “In Jesus, God came not to take, but to give. Not to demand that you achieve mysterious riches of knowledge or superiority, but to give himself to you as your … [Read more…]