Sermons from October 2021

Sermons from October 2021

October 31: Jesus Christ the High Priest

  Sermon: Jesus Christ the High Priest Sermon audio only Full worship service audio Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-14 These days, who do think of when we talk about priests? Nine times out of ten we’re talking about Roman Catholic clergy. Possibly Episcopalian clergy, because within their faith tradition, they’re often referred to as priests. What about me? Would you consider me a priest? Generally speaking, as the common nomenclature goes, not really. Besides ‘reverend,’ what vocational title do we normally associate…

October 24: Restore (4/4)

  Sermon: Restore Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Scriptures: Genesis 33:1-17; John 21:1-19 True or false: stewardship is all about money? Answer: False. The word itself—stewardship—means ‘taking care of something.’ By this definition, a steward is one who takes care of whatever it is they’re responsible for. But there’s a little more to it than that. And that’s because the core meaning of stewardship is…

October 17: Reimagine (3/4)

  Sermon: Reimagine Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Leviticus 19:1-10; Mark 12:38-44 There’s a saying that goes, you don’t know what you don’t know. Caroline and I have been watching the PBS show, Poldark. It takes place in 18th century Cornwall, South West England. In a recent episode, the main protagonist, Captain Ross Poldark, leads a small band of men to rescue a dear…

October 10: Release (2/4)

  Sermon: Release Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Matthew 19:16-22 Based on the information available online, the amount of student load debt outstanding in the United States is $1.73 trillion. Mostly likely, within a year or two, that’ll be $2 trillion. These days, the average indebtedness of students graduating from college is close to $39,000. That number jumps to $71,000 of debt…

October 3: Remember (1/4)

  Sermon: Remember Other messages in this series: Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Exodus 16:1-18; Luke 22:1-23 Pastor Drew offered the following introduction to this stewardship series during the time of welcoming and announcements: This morning we kick-off our fall stewardship campaign for the support of our ministries in 2022. The title of this year’s campaign is called “Our Money Story.” Thinking about life as a story is not…