Category: Sermon

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”

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”