Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

A REVELATION ON REVELATION

REVELATION 7:9-17 Today is Mother’s Day and for some that evokes a deep joy and love for the one who raised you and nurtured you.  For other’s the day might hold resentment for a mother who was not so great and maybe even terrible. For still others it is a day of grief for a mother no longer with you or for unfulfilled expectations. Mother’s day is a day that can…

A REVELATION ON REVELATION

Revelation 5:11-14 Today, we begin a five-week series in Revelation. This is easily one of the most intriguing, fascinating and chronically misunderstood books of the Bible. Its influence for good or bad, is far out of proportion to its place on the fringes of the scriptural canon. Filled with complex symbolism, it has inspired a wide range of interpretations and…

Soul Building: Being Present

Mark 5:21-43 Have I told you lately how much I love you? I love you when we are working together to do something wonderful for our community. I love you when we gather together in worship. I love you when we are all getting along and are treating one another with love and care. And I love you when we disagree and even when we are not getting along. I love you when life is…

CALLED TO BE DIFFERENT

1 PETER 1:13-25 I have a secret to share with you this morning. Lean in a little closer. I’m not perfect! You don’t seem as surprised to hear this as I thought you would be (lol). (Don’t worry – I am fully aware that I have many flaws.) Another part of that secret might surprise you – you are not perfect either! So how do we, as very imperfect people, live out this call…

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

1 Peter 1:3-9 It has never been easy to be a Christian. Would you agree with that statement? In a way it is true and in a way it is not. To become a Christian is pretty simple, it is professing your faith that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Living like a Christian is not so simple. In fact, it can become pretty challenging, especially, if you desire to follow Christ’s…

THE LIGHT STILL SHINES

John 1:1-14 Well, let’s just pause a moment and take a deep breath. We have reached the end of another Advent and Christmas season. I hope it was as meaningful for you as it was for me. We stand here, at the end of the Christmas season, and at the end of one year, ready to begin a whole, brand-new year.  The gifts have all been given, and the food has all been eaten…

And He Shall Be Called … Everlasting Father

ISAIAH 9:2,6 AND PSALM 103:8-14 What comes to mind when I say the name, “Father Christmas?” Do you think of a round-bellied, jolly individual in a red suit? Does he have white hair and a full-white beard? How about when I say the name, “Father Time?” How do you picture him? Someone with a long,…

AND HE SHALL BE CALLED … PRINCE OF PEACE

ISAIAH 9: 2,6 AND PSALM 72:1-7  Edward Hicks is a Quaker minister from the 1800’s who is famous for his painting, the Peaceable Kingdom, of which he painted more than 60 versions. You may be familiar with the version that hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It depicts a variety…

AND HE WILL BE CALLED … MIGHTY GOD

ISAIAH 9:2-7 AND MARK 1:21-28 This week is the second week of advent and the second week in our series based on Isaiah 9, and the names given in the passage. These names and this passage have been seen through the years as prophetic of the coming of Christ. So, we are looking at how these names are fulfilled in the person of Christ. Verse six reads: For a child has been…