Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Good and Bad Plants.

July 19, 2020 Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30 & 36-40 Good and Bad Plants.               In a recent survey this question was asked: “If you could ask God only one question and you knew God would give you an answer, what would you ask?” The most common response, offered by 17% of those…

Children and Heirs of God

July 12, 2020 Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Children and Heirs of God               Patrick Henry said: “Give me liberty or give me death!” Francis Scott Key wrote his famous words “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Civil liberties are guaranteed under the constitution of the…

Burdens and Yokes!

July 5, 2020  Burdens and Yokes! Romans 7:14-25, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30               Did you know that the large majority of the world’s 2.3 billion Christians are Western Christians? There are about 1.2 billion Catholic and 800 million Protestant Christians. And when we think of the Western…

What do you want to hear?

June 28, 2020 Jeremiah 28:5-9, Romans 6:12-23 and Matthew 10:40-42 What do you want to hear?               In 2017, Chris Thomas pastor in the Alabama countryside preached a sermon on the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the…

Chaos, comfort and conciliation.

June 21, 2020 Genesis 21:8-21, Romans 6:1-11, Matthew10:24-39 Chaos, comfort and conciliation.             Chaos is how many headlines, titles of books, and commentators are describing our world today.             This is what chaos looks like today: Scholars are…

No laughing matter

June 14, 2020                Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:4 No laughing matter               Last week, on Trinity Sunday, we paused in awe of the One Holy God. Sinful human beings, are not able to fully comprehend the…

An Awesome Mystery

June 7, 2020 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 An Awesome Mystery             Today is Trinity Sunday and most ministers are a bit nervous preaching today. The Trinity is a complex, academic and abstract doctrine. The average Christian today is not impressed or moved by the fact that for centuries, the greatest…

The Spirit of God

Pentecost 2020                                      Acts 2:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, John 20:19-23 The Spirit of God             We…

Ask questions but know your limits

May 24, 2020                 Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Ask questions but know your limits               Asking questions is an important way of learning new things. Asking questions has always been part of the…

Never Alone!

May 17, 2020 Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 Never Alone!             Leonard Delorenzo, professor of Theology at Notre Dame,  wrote to students about the pandemic upending their academic year: “There is no silver lining here, but there is a lesson. It is not the kind of lesson that anyone can…