Sermons

Sermons

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Sermon Scripture Date Read Listen
The Test Genesis 21.1-3, 22.1-14
The Story Begins Genesis 1.1‐2.4a
Affirming our Faith Matthew 16.13-20, (Mark 8, Luke 9)
Esther: the Girl Who Saved Her People Book of Esther
The Two Feet of Love: Mary and Martha Luke 10 & John 11-12
The Game Changer: The Canaanite Woman Matthew 15.21-28
Apostle to the Apostles: Mary Magdalene Various
The Subversive Midwives: Shiphrah and Pauh Exodus 1.8 – 21
Jesus’ Family Tree: Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth Matthew 1, Genesis 38, Joshua 2, Ruth
Holy Heroines: Deborah & Jael Judges 4‐5
Holy Mothers: Sarah and Hagar Genesis 16‐21 (various)
Who Are You? Psalm 8
Under the Influence 1 Corinthians 12.3b‐13 & John 20.19‐23
Surely the Lord is in this Place Genesis 28.10‐22
Every Kind of Grace 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Wholeness - Guest Speaker Heesook Yoo Matthew 25.14-20
The Best Laid Plans Genesis 12:1‐9
Come to Your Senses Psalm 104
He is Not Here Matthew 28.1‐10
Re-born John 11.1-53
The Anointed 1 Samuel 16.1‐13
The Sustainer Exodus 17.1‐7
The Adversary Matthew 4.1‐11
Resistance and Perfection Matthew 5. 38‐48
The Law of Life Matthew 5.21‐37
To Know and to Act Matthew 5.13‐20
Blessing in Disguise Matthew 5.1‐12
A Light Has Dawned Matthew 4.12‐23
Here is my servant Matthew 3.13-17; Isaiah 42.1-9
It Might have been Otherwise Matthew 2.13‐23
Do Not Be Afraid Matthew 1.18‐25
As You Have Said Luke 1.46b‐55
We are Family Isaiah 11:1‐10
A Voice Cries Out Isaiah 40.3‐8 & Matthew 3.1‐12
Break Free Acts 16.16‐34
Share the Gospel Acts 11.1‐18
Practice Generosity Acts 9.36‐42
Slippery Slope - Guest Speaker Rev. Joan Dennehy Luke 18.9-14
Where are the others? Luke 17.11‐19
Fertile Faith Luke 17.5‐10
Called to Peace Colossians 3:12‐17
Who Can I Serve? Luke 16. 1‐13
Joy Breaks Out Luke 15.1‐10
That’s too Much Luke 14.25‐33
Where Should I Sit? Luke 14.1, 7‐14
Set Free Luke 13.10‐17
Look at the Time Luke 12.49‐56
Door to Door Blessing Luke 10.1‐11
Single‐mindedness Luke 9.51‐62
Dear Church, Part 6 Galatians 6.7‐16
Dear Church, Part 5 Galatians 5.1, 13‐25
Dear Church, Part 4 Galatians 2.23‐29
Dear Church, Part 3 Galatians 2.15‐21
Dear Church, Part 2 Galatians 1.11-24
Dear Church, Part 1 Galatians 1.1‐12
Get in the Boat John 14.8‐17, 25‐26
We are Family Matthew 12.46-50
Troublemakers Acts 16.16‐40
It’s all Good Genesis 1.1‐2.4
Get out of the Way Acts 11.1‐18
Here I am, Lord Acts 9.1‐20
Beyond the Shadow of His Doubt John 20:19-31
What Just Happened? Luke 24.1‐12
Reconciling Luke 15.1‐2, 11‐32
Communing Luke 14.7-24
Repenting Luke 13.1‐9
Discerning Luke 4.1‐13
Orienting Deuteronomy 14.22‐28
More than they Bargained for Luke 4.22‐30
Anointed and Sent Luke 4.14‐21
What’s that got to do with me? John 2.1‐11
The Spirit Came Down Luke 3.15‐22
Following the Star Matthew 2.1-12
The Least Likely Luke 1.39-56
Again, I say Rejoice! Isaiah 12.2‐6 & Philippians 4.4‐10
Prophet of Peace Malachi 3.1-4, Luke 1.67-79
Already, but Not Yet Jeremiah 33.14‐16 & Luke 21.25‐36
What Should I Give? Mark 12.38‐44
I Want to See Mark 10.46‐52
Everyday Saints Mark 12.28‐34
Greatness Mark 10:35‐45
Hugs and Blessings Mark 10.13‐16
Mama on a Mission Mark 7.24‐30
Full Baskets John 6.1-14
Stand Firm, Stay Alert Ephesians 6.10‐20
Spirit‐filled Community Ephesians 5.15‐20
Life Imitates God Ephesians 4.25‐5.2
Hold it Together Ephesians 4.1‐16
Sing to the Lord: Praise Psalm 148
Sing to the Lord: Hope Psalm 130
Sing to the Lord: Commitment Psalm 116.1‐14
Sing to the Lord: Joy Psalm 98
Sing to the Lord: Confidence Psalm 91
Sing to the Lord: Regret Psalm 51
Sing to the Lord: Trust Psalm 23
Sing to the Lord: Lament Psalm 13
Sing to the Lord: Discipleship Psalm 1
Privileged to Give 2 Corinthians 8.1‐15
Stop Worrying Matthew 6.25‐34
The Ecology of Stewardship Isaiah 55.8‐15
Renew the Face of the Earth Acts 2.1‐21
Made Known Luke 24:13‐35
Doubt John 20:24‐29
The Garden John 20.1‐18
Jesus Came Near Matthew 28:1‐10; 16‐20
Where There is Life, There’s Hope Mark 16.1‐8
Upsetting the System Mark 11.15‐19
What Must I Do? Mark 10.17‐27
Who Do You Think I Am? Mark 8.27‐38
Into the Wilderness Mark 1.9‐15
Lawful or Life‐giving Mark 2.23‐3.6
Healed and Made Whole Mark 1.40‐45
Who is this Jesus? Mark 1.21‐39
Fishers of People Mark 1.14‐20
The Gift of Baptism Mark 1.4‐11
I’ve Seen the Light Luke 2.22‐40
Testify to the Light John 1.6‐8, 19‐28
How Can This Be? Luke 1.26‐38
Here is Your God Mark 1.1‐8 & Isaiah 40.1‐11
Stay Alert Mark 13.24-37
Abiding at the Table of Jesus John 6.53‐59
A Table of Provision for All Acts 2.42‐47
A Table in the Wilderness Mark 6.30‐44
At Table with Jesus Matthew 26.26‐29
New Perspectacles Acts 11.1-18
Going Viral Matthew 25.36-46
Glimpsing the New Creation 2 Corinthians 5.16-21(-6.2)
Taste and See Isaiah 25.6-9
The Church is not the Building I Kings 17.8-14
Gathered Together in Christ Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30
Entertaining Angels Genesis 18.1-8
A House of Prayer for All People Isaiah 56.1-8
Stumbling Blocks Romans 14.1-19
Doing Church Romans 12.9-21
Transformed Romans 12.1-8
Separation Anxiety Romans 8.26-39
Body, Mind, Spirit Romans 7.21-8.5
The Grace in Which We Stand Romans 5.1-8
The Faith of Abraham Romans 1:16-17, 4:13-25
He Said What?
What Time is it? Ecclesiastes 3.1-8, 11
Great Commission 2.0 Matthew 28.16-21
Pentecost Meditations Acts 2.1-4
Shoes to Fill Acts 1.1-14
You Know the Way John 14.1-21
I’ll Hold Your Coat Acts 7.51–60
Heart Burn Luke 24.13-35
Behind Closed Doors John 20.19-31
I Have Seen the Lord John 20.1-18
Good Friday John 19-20
Hosanna! Matthew 21.1-11
Come out! John 11.1-45
Now I see John 9.1-41
Come and See John 4.5-42
Fast, Pray, Give Matthew 6.1-16, 16-21
Be Perfect? Matthew 5.38-48
Anger, Honor and Keeping Your Promises Matthew 5.17-37
Let Your Light Shine Matthew 5.13-16 and Isaiah 58.6-12
Blessed Are They Matthew 5.1-12
I’ll Show You How Matthew 4.12-23
Into Temptation Matthew 4.1-11
Why Baptism? Matthew 3.13-17
Grace Upon Grace John 1.1-18
Saying "Yes" Luke 1.46-55
Misinterpreting Jesus Matthew 3.1-12
Hope is… Matthew 24.36-44
Catching the Vision Isaiah 65.17-25
A Sacred Commitment Haggai 1.15b-2.9
To Seek and be Sought Luke 19.1-10
The Right Way Luke 18.9-14
Faith-filled Prayer Luke 18.1-8
Spacious Places Psalm 66.1-12 and Luke 17.11-19
Give us More Faith! Psalm 37.1-9 and Luke 17.5-10
Refuge Psalm 91
Who is Like Our God? Psalm 113
Clean Heart, Right Spirit Psalm 51
Happy Trees Psalm 1
Where Should I Sit? Luke 14.1, 7-14
The Cloud Hebrews 11.29-12.2
God’s Good Pleasure Luke 12.32-40
All Things New Isaiah 43.19-21 & Philippians 1.3-6
Teach us to Pray Luke 11.1-13
Sowing the Spirit Galatians 6.1-6/7-15
Freedom is for Love Galatians 5.1, 13-25
Many into One Galatians 3.23-29
Praying Twice Colossains 3.12-17
Not I, but Christ Galatians 2.15-21
A Story to Tell Galatians 1.11-24
...with all my life Psalm 146
Who's In? Galatians 1.1-12
Living Praise Psalm 8
What does this mean? Acts 2.1-21
What are you Looking For? Acts 1.1-11
Resurrection Presence John 14.23‐29
Resurrection Love John 13.31-35
Abundant Life Psalm 8 & John 21.15-19
Resurrection Faith John 20.24-31
Resurrection Peace John 20.19-23
Easter People Isaiah 65.17-24 & Luke 24.1-12
Poured Out John 12.1-8
Lost and Found Luke 15.1-3,11b-32
One More Chance Luke 13.1-9
Who are We? Philippians 3.17-4.1 & Luke 13.31-35
Temptation Luke 4.1-13
The Light of Discipleship Luke 9.27-43a
The Light of Vocation Jeremiah 1.4-10 & Luke 4.21-30
The Light of Mission Luke 4.14-21
The Light of Abundance John 2.1-12
The Light of Baptism Luke 3.15-17, 21-22
Share the Light Isaiah 60.1-7 & Matthew 2.1-12
Joy Isaiah 12.2-6 & Philippians 4.4-7
Peace Luke 3:1-6 & Luke 1.68-79
Hope Jeremiah 33.14-16 & Psalm 25
Faithful Witness Revelation 1.4b-8
The Spirit of Gratitude Matthew 6.25-33
Give it All You've Got Mark 12.38-44
The Right Question Mark 10.46-52
Servant of All Mark 10.35-45
Inside Out James 1.17-27 & Mark 7.1-23
Wisdom's Song Ephesians 5.15-20
Journey Together Ephesians 4.1-16
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