Sermons on Living in Community

Sermons on Living in Community

Jan 14: Those With Ears to Hear

  Jan 14: Human Relations Sunday Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (also 1 Samual 3:11-20) Who is this fury fellow? It’s Puxatony Phil, the star player of the holiday Groundhog Day. It’s he who lets us know if there’ll be six more week of winter or if spring is just around the corner. If he comes out of his burrow and sees his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter. But it’ll be an early spring if he doesn’t see his…

December 18: We See God in Each Other

  Scripture: Luke 1:39-55 Back in 2006, after Caroline and I decided I would begin a leave of absence the following July, we started to do some house-hunting. One townhouse-style condominium we looked at was exactly what we were looking for. After submitting a bid, the realtor informed us that the homeowners had gone with another buyer. Knowing that we liked those particular units, the realtor knew of one that wasn’t on the market yet but would be very soon.…

Oct 30: It Takes a Village

  This sermon was delivered on our Consecration Sunday, when church members turned in their estimate of giving cards indicating their financial support for 2023. Scriptures: John 6:1-14 & Galtians 6:2 In 2007, researchers at The University of California-San Diego did a study on generosity. They called it “The Sharing Game.” Participants in this study didn’t have to do anything other than make a choice between two hypothetical options. Option #1: you could receive $7. Option #2: you could receive…

Feb 6: What DID Jesus Do?

  This is the second in a 4-part sermon series called “Living Faithfully.” In this series, Pastor Drew will be addressing some of the deeper truths by which we profess our faith in and commitment to following Jesus Christ, even as our denomination faces the likelihood of separation later this coming summer. The theme for today’s message is the power of Jesus Christ to keep Christians connected despite our differences and disagreements. Sermon #1 – January 30: “God’s Still in…
Geared Up for Life

August 22: Geared Up…for Life (7/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #2: “The Wrecking Ball Jesus” (July 18) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “All Y’all, Be Imitators of God” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 Let’s say it’s a breezy 50° morning, it’s just starting to get light outside, and it’s overcast. If I’m getting ready to…