Christmas Day: December 25, 2016: “The Sign”

An audio recording of the sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 7:3-17 and Matthew 1:18-25. “God isn’t waiting for everything to be right in this world or in your life before he will come. Before Jesus came preaching and teaching and inviting us into God’s … [Read more…]

December 11: “The Light”

An audio file of the sermon from December 11 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 49:1-13  and Matthew 5:12-17. “Isaiah has a message from God: Those who have faith in the God of Israel should leave the place of their exile and return to the Land of Promise, the land God … [Read more…]

November 27, 2016: “Consecration: Generosity”

An audio file of the sermon from November 27 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 16:9-17 and Matthew 25:14-30. “Jesus was never sentimental about anything, as far as I can see, least of all about money. He knew nothing had more potential to influence your life with God one way or … [Read more…]

November 20, 2016: “Consecration: Talents”

An audio file of the sermon from November 20 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 16:9-17 and Matthew 25:14-30. “The way Jesus tells it, everyone who takes risks for the Master are the heroes of the story of God with the world. He doesn’t make any distinction between the faithful risk-takers. … [Read more…]

November 13, 2016: “Consecration: The Tent”

An audio file of the sermon from November 13 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Exodus 35:30-36:11 and Ephesians 4:1-14 . “God doesn’t need your money and your time and your skills just to check off items on his to-do list. No, we’re asked to make these kinds of sacrifices so that … [Read more…]

November 6, 2016: “An Election Day Sermon”

In colonial America, there was in many places a tradition of holding a worship service on the morning of election day, before voting began. The preacher would remind the community of God’s covenant, which included the political order. Those standing for office were to fulfill the duties of office for the good of the community … [Read more…]