Category: Sermon

Cultivating Forgiveness

March 31, 2019 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 You have probably heard this parable countless times over the years. I am sure there are just as many interpretations of this parable as there are preachers. Ok, that may be taking it a little far, but you… Continue Reading “Cultivating Forgiveness”

Cultivating Change

March 24, 2019 Luke 13:1-9 Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half… Continue Reading “Cultivating Change”

Courage and Letting Go

March 17, 2019 Luke 13:31-35 I have shared in the past that I grew up in a town very similar to Richmond. The one thing that I was thankful for was that I was encouraged to read many books and these books would take… Continue Reading “Courage and Letting Go”

Entering Lent

March 10, 2019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 The first spring following my families move to Richmond brought grandiose plans of a wonderful thriving garden in the backyard of the parsonage. Vern came over and tilled the ground for us and by the time he… Continue Reading “Entering Lent”

Created in God’s Image

March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Isn’t it amazing the extremes that some people will go to get noticed? I am sure that within the last twenty years the desire to get noticed and make a name for oneself has probably increased.… Continue Reading “Created in God’s Image”

Listen to Him!

March 3, 2018 Transfiguration Sunday Luke 9:28-43a I have a confession to make, I am an introvert! When I am with my peers, I quite often will sit back and listen to everything that is going on and the conversations that are occurring. Now,… Continue Reading “Listen to Him!”

Love Your Enemies?

February 24, 2019 Luke 6:27-38 As I was preparing for today’s sermon, I was introduced to a short story by Flannery O’Connor. For those of you that do not know who Flannery O’Connor is, she grew up in Savanah, Georgia and was shaped by… Continue Reading “Love Your Enemies?”

Jesus Levels with Us!

February 17, 2019 Luke 6:17-26 “Some years ago, on the day before All Saints’ Day, the country’s best distance runners met in Central Park. These included two old friends, Ryan Hall and Ryan Shay. Ordinarily they would be racing in the New York City… Continue Reading “Jesus Levels with Us!”

What Are You Willing to Leave Behind?

February 10, 2019 Luke 5:1-11 God comes to each and everyone of us in different manners. Jesus shows up when we are least expecting him and calls us to a life of letting go. You may have a story to share of that very… Continue Reading “What Are You Willing to Leave Behind?”

We Are One Body!

January 27, 2019 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we came out of the womb with instructions on how to live our lives and what we needed to do to fulfill the calling that God has given us? Some of you may… Continue Reading “We Are One Body!”