Sermons

The Word Became Flesh

The fourth evangelist understands that God’s promise to be with God’s people wherever they go has now taken on a different representation in Jesus. (John 1:1-18)

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Linus teaches us the true meaning of Christmas. (Luke 2:1-20)

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The Magnificat: A Revolutionary Message

When Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, she sings the Magnificat, a song of praise—and of revolution. (Luke 1:39-55)

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John Preaches to the People

The reading from Luke for this week follows on the heels of the summary of John’s preaching of a “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,” and the claim that his proclamation, which sets the table for the arrival of Jesus, was what Isaiah promised centuries prior. (Luke 3:7-18)

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Christ is King

On this Sunday we celebrate that Christ is King. Not just the king of our hearts. Not only king of the Church. But king of heaven and earth. Today we step back to reflect on the kingdoms of this world and to consider who or what holds ultimate authority in our lives. (John 18:33-37)

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Don’t Try to Impress Me

In Psalm 50, people try to impress God, hoping for His blessing in return. Yet God is not impressed by what we bring to Him. Instead of trying to impress God, what He desires is a “sacrifice of thanksgiving.”

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See These Stones?

Jesus upsets his disciples’ views of the world as they understand it. That which the disciples had known as foundational and stability gets turned upside down. His teaching also brings into question what we take as foundational. (Mark 13:1-8)

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The Widow’s Offering

Jesus commends the widow for offering all that she has to God. In the widow, we meet a reflection of God who has offered Himself to us in Jesus. (Mark 12:38-44)

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The Communion of the Saints

On All Saints Sunday, we celebrate the “Communion of the Saints.” What is the “Communion of the Saints?” And why do we celebrate it on this special Sunday? (Revelation 21:1-6a)

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The Act of Sacrifice

On Stewardship Sunday we bring our annual pledge cards.  Our pledge cards represent a sacrifice that we are making to God and His Church.  What does it mean to “sacrifice” to God?  And how do our sacrifices connect to the larger sacrifice of Jesus? (Hebrews 5:1-10)

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