Category: Sermon

The Wilderness Reveals God

February 21, 2021 Mark 1:9-15                 Watching your children grow up is exciting. As you witness them taking their first steps or hearing them speak their first words, you get a sense of joy. The milestones that they reach are signs that they are… Continue Reading “The Wilderness Reveals God”

Return to the Lord

February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6. 16-21, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17                 Have you ever found yourself in a situation you regret?                 Have you ever wished that you could change the outcome of a recent event in your life?                 Returning to the… Continue Reading “Return to the Lord”

The Mountain Top

February 14, 2021, Transfiguration Sunday Mark 9:2-9                 When you behold a mountain for the first time, there is awe in the beauty and sheer scale of it. Growing up in Mid-Michigan, I never really had the opportunity to see a mountain in person.… Continue Reading “The Mountain Top”

God in the Weariness

February 7, 2021 Isaiah 40:21-31                 Returning to seminary after being out on internship can be a struggle for many soon-to-be pastors. They have walked with the people of a congregation and experienced many of lives ups and downs in the congregation. There is… Continue Reading “God in the Weariness”

Jesus Heals!

January 31, 2021 Mark 1:21-28                 I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church. Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? Do you renounce the powers of this… Continue Reading “Jesus Heals!”

Change Reveals God

January 24, 2021 Mark 1:14-20                 Well, John was arrested, however, let us carry on in the work that needs to be done. Mark quickly glosses over this mention and we are immediately immersed in the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus is asking a… Continue Reading “Change Reveals God”

You Belong

January 17, 2021 John 1:43-51                 The next two weeks we hear from both the gospels of John and Mark. They both share with us how Jesus calls his disciples to come and follow him. He is inviting the first disciples to share with… Continue Reading “You Belong”

Holy Spirit in the Chaos

January 10, 2021 Mark 1:4-11 The Holy Spirit is a mystery we quite often relegate to just a few Sundays a year because she does not take human form and thus makes it difficult to relate. Because of this, it is easy to ignore… Continue Reading “Holy Spirit in the Chaos”

Hope Born on Christmas

December 24, 2020 Luke 2:1-14 ​            Like many people, I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was a staple for the season and one that my family looked forward to watching again and again. As I reflect on that time in… Continue Reading “Hope Born on Christmas”

Who Are You?

December 13, 2020 (Advent 3) John 1:6-8, 19-28                 If I met someone on the street fitting John the Baptist’s description in the Gospel of Mark last week a few thoughts would come to my mind. Dressed in clothes made of camel hair would… Continue Reading “Who Are You?”