What’s So Amazing About Grace?

On January 11, Wednesdays@First started up again in the Rodgers Center, with a video and book study of Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace? “Grace is the church’s great distinctive. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and … [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 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 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…]