Category: Sermon

Let Go and Let God

June 13, 2021 Mark 4:26-34 It has been a long fifteen months. Very little has looked the way we would have hoped for and if we are honest with ourselves, we are not going to return to normal as we knew it. Practices and… Continue Reading “Let Go and Let God”

We Are Jesus’ Family

June 6, 2021 Mark 3:20-35 Have you ever been involved in an intervention? The occasion to help someone see the brokenness around them can be uncomfortable. Yet, it is also a reminder to the person they are loved and cared for deeply. An intervention… Continue Reading “We Are Jesus’ Family”

Join the Dance

May 30, 2021 Holy Trinity Sunday John 3:1-17 Waking up on a January morning to the mist and fog lying over the rolling hills of Trappist, Kentucky was not a sight I anticipated. Being able to take a walk on the miles of trails… Continue Reading “Join the Dance”

Unity not Uniformity

May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) Acts 2:1-21 Imagine the challenges of moving cross country. Perhaps you have done it yourself. Moving more than a thousand miles from your support system. From experience, we moved four hours away when I attended seminary and going from… Continue Reading “Unity not Uniformity”

Eternal Life Now

May 16, 2021 1 John 5:9-13 I have been struck these past several weeks by the letter of 1 John. It has instilled in me a whole new appreciation for the Johannine community. It is founded in respect and ultimately a great love that… Continue Reading “Eternal Life Now”

Faith in Action

May 9, 2021 1 John 5:1-6 Growing up, I was captivated by the work of M.C. Escher. Trying to determine in many of his drawings whether the stairs were ascending or descending. Where did they start and where did they end? In much of… Continue Reading “Faith in Action”

God Is Love

May 2, 2021 1 John 4:7-21 Can you point to a time in your life where you truly had a deep love for your neighbor? I am not talking about the way you love a partner, or your family. I am talking about a… Continue Reading “God Is Love”

A Love for Creation

April 25, 2021 1 John 3:16-24 “On a mound of dirt on a wind-combed prairie in northern Wyoming, the rarest mammal in North America is dancing. He prances and bucks, then stops. Then hops—forward, forward, backward, side-hop left—spins around, and dives into the hole… Continue Reading “A Love for Creation”

I Am a Child of God

April 18, 2021 1 John 3:1-7 Jenny’s mother died when she was incredibly young. She would spend her elementary years living with an abusive father and trying to avoid him as much as possible. Coming to rely on a best friend she invited to… Continue Reading “I Am a Child of God”

The Community of 1 John

April 11, 2021 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 “Where do we go from here?” I imagine this conversation taking place among the disciples before they had the opportunity to encounter the Risen Christ. Once they can see, talk, and listen to more teachings from… Continue Reading “The Community of 1 John”