Category: Sermon

Into the World

October 18, 2020 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22 Twelve to Thirteen years ago each of our confirmands were baptized in the church and it was then their parents and sponsors accepted the baptismal promises. As parents, you promised To live with them among God’s… Continue Reading “Into the World”

Who Are You Inviting?

October 11, 2020 Matthew 22:1-14 It was the summer of 2008 and my family and I had just moved to Columbus, Ohio so that I could start seminary. My first foray into the seminary world was going to be taking a seven-week intensive Biblical… Continue Reading “Who Are You Inviting?”

What is Your Cornerstone?

October 4, 2020 Matthew 21:33-46 What texts to be given as we return to worship in the sanctuary for the first time since March. The last time that we were gathered in this Sanctuary, we were in the middle of Lent and since then… Continue Reading “What is Your Cornerstone?”

Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator

September 27, 2020 Philippians 2:1-13 Impersonation is an active part of the entertainment industry. Travel to Las Vegas and you can watch countless shows starring Elvis, Cher, and the Rat Pack just to name a few. There are tribute bands that do their best… Continue Reading “Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator”

Unmerited Grace

September 20, 2020 Matthew 20:1-16 I recently received a blast from my past in something new. In the eighties, the movie, The Karate Kid, was released. Starring Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso and William Sabka as Johnny Lawrence, his rival. Johnny appears to have… Continue Reading “Unmerited Grace”

God’s Forgiveness is Priceless

September 13, 2020 Matthew 18:21-35 “Why should I say I am sorry?” According to my mother, this was the response that I gave to her one time when I was younger and had just hit my older brother. I meant to do it because… Continue Reading “God’s Forgiveness is Priceless”

Reconciled in Love

September 6, 2020 Matthew 18:15-20 As we peruse the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, there are many sections that sound like me may be reading a script from Game of Thrones or a similar story that may come out of the Medieval Era. This… Continue Reading “Reconciled in Love”

Are You Following?

August 30, 2020 Matthew 16:21-28 My first career in management could be very exciting at times as I never knew what I would come into on a daily basis. Was the delivery scattered about on the sales floor? Were there some customer complaints that… Continue Reading “Are You Following?”

Jesus Helps us Find the Way

August 23, 2020 Matthew 16:13-20 How many of you have set out on a journey or destination only to have plans upended and everything not go according to the itinerary that you had compiled? Perhaps the journey you have set out on is a… Continue Reading “Jesus Helps us Find the Way”

In Good Hands

August 9, 2020 Matthew 14:22-33 Who among you has not tried bargaining with God? Or getting God to prove God’s true divinity? My guess is that at one point or another we have all done one or the other. We do not have to… Continue Reading “In Good Hands”