Category: Sermon

I Don’t Know

June 16, 2019 John 16:12-15 “I don’t know!” This sentence alone can be interpreted in many ways. For a teacher asking a student the answer to a math or science question, it shows that the student does not comprehend or simply failed to do… Continue Reading “I Don’t Know”

The Spirit Abides!

June 9, 2018 John 14:8-17, 25-27 There is an anxiousness that often times will creep up within me when I find myself in a place that is unfamiliar. Perhaps, you know exactly what I am talking about. It is that feeling when you feel… Continue Reading “The Spirit Abides!”

“one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church”

June 2, 2019 John 17:20-26 This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to take Emali to Central Michigan University for orientation. After all the visits to different schools over the last couple of years, you would think that I had been ready for this… Continue Reading ““one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church””

A Glimpse of Pentecost

May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend) John 14:23-29 I met David during my last J-Term class of seminary. J-term is the 2-3 week period in January before the spring semester starts and the classes offered are usually intensives on a certain topic. The class… Continue Reading “A Glimpse of Pentecost”

Let us Create

May 19, 2019 Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 So, who here likes to create? I know there must be some creative people among you here. You can create out of anything! The construction of a house is creation. Making greeting cards is definitely creation. Planting… Continue Reading “Let us Create”

Sheep of the Good Shepherd

May 12, 2019 John 10:22-30 One class that is not offered in seminary is how to care for a church cemetery! As a new pastor, it is important that it is properly maintained. Mowed on a regular basis and ensure that it looks like… Continue Reading “Sheep of the Good Shepherd”

Comfort in Uncertainty

May 5, 2019 John 21:1-19 There came a time in seminary, somewhere during my second year, that I started to wonder what I was doing. I questioned if I was truly following God’s call to serve in the church with the hopes of becoming… Continue Reading “Comfort in Uncertainty”

Thomas Was Framed!

April 28, 2019 John 20:19-31 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! As we enter this second Sunday of Easter, we are confronted with the same gospel story that we hear every year on this day. The story of Jesus first appearing… Continue Reading “Thomas Was Framed!”

Christ is Risen!

April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday Luke 24:1-12 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!   Hell took a body, and face to face met God! It took earth and encountered Heaven! It took what it saw but crumbled before what it had… Continue Reading “Christ is Risen!”

A Reflection for Holy Week

April 10, 2019 I am stepping away from the typical sermon this week and giving you more of a short reflection as we enter one of the most sacred weeks of the church year. The gospel of Luke can speak for itself and appears… Continue Reading “A Reflection for Holy Week”