Sermons on Facing Life's Challenges

Sermons on Facing Life's Challenges

November 14: Not One Stone

  Audio of FULL service Video of FULL service November 14, 2021 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost Scriptures: Mark 13:1-8; 1 Samuel 2:1-10 How many of you have been to the top of what will always be to me the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago (which is now named the Willis Tower)? At 110 stories, it was the tallest building in the world until 1998. Today, it’s the 12th tallest building in the world. The 103rd story is the Skydeck,…
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August 29: That Was Then, This Is Now

  This worship service was an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of those members of our congregation who passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic, when funerals and memorial services were not being held in churches, and funeral homes limited the number of guests who could attend. This service was designed to have the feel of a memorial service while still retaining its “Sunday worship” character. Scriptures: Isaiah 25:1, 6-9; Psalm 126; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; John 20:19-22 I…

June 20: Enduring the Storms

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I’ve begun a new phase of life. I’ve recently noticed that when I get together with certain friends, we’ll talk about our body aches, compare our medications, and report on our most recent trip to the doctor. The fact is, I’m no longer just an active listener to these tales of woe (which, as a pastor, I’ve been for years), but an active participant! But here’s what…