Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Let your Yes be Yes?

February 16, 2020. Deuteronomy 30:15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37 Let your Yes be Yes?               Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire under Constantine the Great. This happened in the 4th century of the Common Era. Constantine was about 42 years old when he converted…

Not complicated!

February 2, 2020.  Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12 Not complicated! I think it is appropriate to use some sport-related references as an introduction to today’s sermon. Today is after all Superbowl Sunday. People love to gather around food, drink and TV to watch Football and/or Commercials. You don’t need to be a football lover to appreciate the…

Darkness and light!

January 26, 2020  Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 Darkness and light!           Rembrandt, Dutch baroque artist, ranks as one of the greatest painters in the history of Western art. He had a profound understanding of human nature that was matched by a brilliant technique. His work made an enormous…

Come, see and remain!

January 19, 2020.           Come, see and remain! Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 People of faith believe that God calls people. Somehow, God works in the hearts and minds of people to move them to be part of God’s plan for the world! One of our favorite hymns is “Here I am Lord” which implies that God calls…

Connected?

January 12, 2020 Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17               Connected?               Bill Bryson in his new Book, the Body: A Guide for Occupants, is said to bring (and I quote) “all his usual powers of poetry and precision to…

The day is near!

December 1, 2019        First Sunday of Advent The day is near!             Life is good! Life is challenging! Life is interesting! Life is beautiful. Life is hard, life is wonderful, life is sad! Life is new and exciting and life is old and boring! Life is outright dangerous! Life is all…

Image of God!

November 24, 2019 Christ the King Sunday Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43           Image of God!           Every New Year’s Eve, the last day of the calendar year, I do what most people do: I become a bit nostalgic as I look back on the past year, thinking about…

When will it be?

November 17, 2019  When will it be?             It was exactly 50 years ago that the white only Springbok rugby team toured the British Isles. At the time Nelson Mandela had already spent 5 years in prison on the infamous Robben Island, the violent system Apartheid was entrenched, the security apparatus used…

Here I am, Lord!

November 10, 2019 Stewardship Sunday.  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 and Luke 20:27-38 Here I am, Lord!           Theologians and church leaders over the centuries have asked some really strange questions?  Thomas Aquinas in 1270 posed the question: “Can an angel be in several places at once? Can several angels be at…