Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

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Below are links to individual sermons beginning with the most recent. Previous sermons and various messages (eg. Ash Wednesday video meditation) can be found on the Previous Sermon, Series, and Messages page, where they’re listed by series.

March 24: Blessed is the One

  March 24 – Palm/Passion Sunday Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (this sermon) Scriptures: John 12:12-16; Mark 15:1-5, 25-39 Today is a day of contradictions. Not unlike the occasional Sunday when we mourn the death of a beloved church member and also celebrate the birth of a baby. Or a funeral,…

March 17: Whoever Serves

  March 17 – 5th Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves (this sermon) #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: John 12:20-33 I was talking with a young couple this week who got engaged at a Franky Avalon concert. But not just at the concert, it happened onstage during the concert. And Franky…

March 3: I Will Raise it Up

  March 3 – 3rd Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up (this sermon) #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: John 2:13-22 When Moses was around 40 years old, he was shepherding his father-in-law’s flock one day when he saw something peculiar in the distance. It appeared to be a bush that had…

Feb 25: For the Sake of the Gospel

  Feb 25 – 2nd Sunday of Lent Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel (this sermon) #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) You’ve probably heard it said, “I should’ve left home when I was 13 and I knew everything!” What parent hasn’t been accused by their teenager of being utterly clueless about teen-aged…

Feb 18: Trust While Tossed

  Feburary 18 – First Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed (this sermon) #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: Mark 1:9-15 A lot of people use the daily devotional Jesus Calling. Each devotion is written using the voice of Jesus, as if it’s Jesus speaking the words on the page to the…

Feb 11: The Light is Still Breaking Through

  February 11: Transfiguration Sunday Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9 Many of you are probably familiar with the story of the Apostle Paul’s conversion, often referred to as his Damascus Road Experience. You can read about it in Acts 9. Here’s the story in a nutshell. As he and some traveling companions are nearing the city of Damascus for the purpose of rounding up and imprisoning as many Christ-followers as they can find, he’s blinded by a bright…

Feb 4: What Is My Ministry?

  February 4: 5th Sunday after Epiphany Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39 Over the course of life, each of us has far more experiences than we could possibly remember. They probably number in the millions if you include the most mundane experiences, such as washing your hands or turning on the television. Some of them we do so often or are so common that we don’t even realize they’re happening. But there are other occurrences that stick with…

January 21: The Hilly Road Leads to Life

  January 21 – Wesley Covenant Renewal Service Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 Go to: Wesley Covenant Renewal Service (written liturgy) [17:00 minute mark in the above video] Have you ever heard the philosophical query, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is one bite at a time. One online source attributes this question to Desmond Tutu, who famously asked this question when talking about how one goes about facing large challenges. An elephant, obviously a large animal, is eaten one…

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…

Jan 7: “Are We There Yet?”

  January 7 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday Scriptures: Mark 1:4-11; Acts 19:1-10 Growing up, our family drove to Florida at least once a year to visit my Grandpa and Grandma Wilson. The first day of driving wasn’t so bad. For one thing, we had adrenalin working for us. But mostly, during that first day, we always seemed to be flying as we made it through four states—Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee—and then stopping in a fifth, Georgia. Ticking…