Sermon Audio

September 25, 2016

Talking With People

Seems simple, doesn’t it? Talking with people is one of the first things we learn how to do. It’s so simple a child can do it. And yet, it is so powerful that it can change lives. It can change the world. And it is what Jesus calls us to do as we join him […]

September 18, 2016

Are You Listening?

We’re all very familiar with that phrase, “THIS is what happens when you don’t listen!” We heard that from our parents, from our teachers, from our spouse, and maybe from our boss. We know the consequences of a failure to listen, and so we try to at least pay enough attention to get the essential […]

September 4, 2016

Out Of Gas

The surest way to run out of gas is to be lost and going around in circles. When we don’t know our destination we cannot get to where we should be going. Jesus says that we cannot, we are unable, we have no power to follow him on our own. But where does our power […]

August 29, 2016

Get Over Yourself

Because we have come to the Mountain of God and have met Jesus face to face (Heb.12), receiving his redemption, we rejoice to offer to God “acceptable worship.” But what is that? Hebrews 13 describes it. We get over ourselves and reach out in love to our brothers and sisters, to the stranger, to the […]

August 21, 2016

Striving For You

“Will those who are saved be few?” I wonder what answer you wish Jesus would give. Sometimes it seems that we would prefer to be among the few – the special. Our idolatry of our selves causes the church to be broken into little pieces, each one feeling like it will be among the few. […]

August 14, 2016

Fire and Division?

Jesus had some harsh words for us, and we certainly ought to listen to his warning about our sin. And yet, the end of the story is that Jesus takes the judgement on himself. It is He on whom the fire falls. (This sermon was delivered by Vicar James Neuendorf, a missionary visiting from the […]

August 7, 2016

What, me worry?!

We all know that we shouldn’t worry… and yet even when we know better we have a default response, an instinctive reaction to believe that there won’t be enough. We will run out. Our plans will fail. We’ll fall short. Jesus teaches his followers that this is exactly what happens to all of OUR plans. […]

July 31, 2016

Where Are You Looking?

Have you ever watched dancers and figure skaters who spin and spin around? How can they do that without getting dizzy or sick? The trick is, they keep looking to one fixed point that keeps them grounded. In this dizzying world, are you staring to feel a little sick? Maybe you should consider where you […]

July 17, 2016

Stable and Steadfast

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Paul writes to the congregation in Colossae who are surrounded by congregations that are unfaithful in one way or another. What a mixed up world! Persecution – poverty – immorality – lovelessness – indifference – weakness – the Church of Jesus is a mess. But Paul assures the Colossians that they are loved by God, […]

July 12, 2016

Faith Anyway, Hope Anyway, Love Anyway

Surrounded by violence and hatred, how can we go on? How can we have faith or love in a world of distrust and hate? Paul reminds us that faith and love come out of the hope that we have in Christ – a hope that cannot fail and will not end.

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