A sermon for Epiphany, preached at all services Matthew 2:1-12 “Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God's grace that was given me by the working of his power.” I have become this servant, servant to the message that has been left for me, servant to the power that … Continue reading epiphany
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, preached at the 10:30am service A messenger is crying out from the wilderness, a singular voice saying prepare. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. Lift the valleys and make low the mountains and hills. Make level the uneven ground, the rough places plain. … Continue reading cry out!
A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Matthew 22:1-14 The gospels, at their heart, are a collection of stories. Now, this is not a sermon about how the gospels are simply stories that teach us things, but aren’t real, and shouldn’t be regarded as such, … Continue reading storytelling
A sermon for Trinity Sunday, preached at the Saturday 5:30pm and Sunday 10:30am service Matthew 28:16-20 “Go therefore and make disciples.” These are the closing words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The last thing that Jesus leaves for us is a call to action. It is a call into an active, engaged ministry, … Continue reading go therefore and make
A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services John 14:15-21 The ministry of Jesus, the ministry which we as followers are called to live into both individually and as a church, is an active, engaging, moving ministry, not static, stuck, in place. Unfortunately, many churches are … Continue reading an advocate