Category: Sermon

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”

Awakened by Your Name

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be… Continue Reading “Awakened by Your Name”

A Living Obedience

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Mark 14:17-36 As Jesus enters Jerusalem to fanfare and shouts of “Hosanna,” I am sure that the disciples still fully did not understand what was about to take place. They were holding out hope that Jesus would be like… Continue Reading “A Living Obedience”

Drawn to Jesus

March 21, 2021 John 12:20-33 Who remembers playing telephone when you were younger? You know, the game where you hear a message, and you have to share it with one person at a time to see how accurate the message is at the end.… Continue Reading “Drawn to Jesus”

God Loves All!

March 14, 2021 John 3:14-21 Judgement and condemnation! I don’t know about you, but as I read beyond the well-known John 3:16 verse, I have more questions than answers. So, God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, ok I understand that. If… Continue Reading “God Loves All!”

Jesus Restores Life

March 7, 2021 John 2:13-22 How do you feel when you sense that something is not quite right? Do you question the status quo, or do you become complacent? For Martin Luther, there would be no complacency. What he witnessed and what he heard… Continue Reading “Jesus Restores Life”

Suffering for Faith

February 28, 2021 Mark 8:31-38 How far are you willing to go for your faith?   Are you willing to put your life on the line if needed?                   There are countless stories of martyrdom throughout Christian history, beginning with Stephen in the… Continue Reading “Suffering for Faith”

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”