Category Archives: Sermons

Pentecost: The Day of Pentecost (Ezekiel 37)

sermon-5-20-18.mp3 “When the Day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” It may surprise you to learn that the Day of Pentecost has been on the Church’s calendar a lot longer than Easter or Christmas.  The Festival of Pentecost was established in the Old Testament, when Israel was in the desert making […]

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Easter 7: Holy Eavesdropping (John 17:11b-19)

sermon-5-13-18.mp3 Eavesdropping A couple of years ago we had new gutters installed on our house because the old gutters weren’t doing the job anymore.  They leaked and the water dropped from the eaves right to the ground.  Our new gutters have been very successful in preventing ‘eavesdropping.’ The word ‘eavesdropping’ comes from the sound that […]

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Easter 5: Test The Spirits (1 John 4:1-11)

sermon-4-29-18.mp3 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Anytime you’re reading your bible and you come to words that say, “DO NOT BELIEVE,” it always gets your attention.  It’s like, “what? Did it just say […]

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Easter 4: He Laid Down His Life For The Sheep (John 10:11-18 / 1 John 3:16-24)

sermon-4-22-18.mp3 “I am the good Shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”  That’s Jesus who’s talking.  He is the “I am.”  The same “I am” who spoke to Moses in the burning bush, “I am who I am.”  The same “Yaweh” who declares, “I am the bread of life,” “I am […]

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Easter 3: The Proof Of His Presence (Luke 24:36-49)

sermon-4-15-18.mp3 The shepherd had gone missing for three days.  The sheep responded as sheep do when they realize that they’re on their own with no one to lead them, no one to protect them, no one to provide for them.  They froze in fear and had a nervous breakdown. But the shepherd is not gone […]

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Easter: I Will Sing To the Lord, For He Has Triumphed Gloriously (Exodus 15:1)

sermon-4-1-18.mp3 The message for this Easter day is based on the first verse of Exodus, the 15th chapter, which we have already sung twice –  once in the Introit and again in the Gradual – “I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider he has thrown into […]

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Palm Sunday: Behold, Your King (Zechariah 9:9)

sermon-3-25-18.mp3 The Magi came from the east in search of a king.  “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” they asked.  They knocking on the door of the royal palace, because where else would you look for a king?  But He wasn’t there. The star in the sky that they had […]

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Lent 5: Vindicated (Psalm 43:1)

sermon-3-18-18.mp3 Today, we come to the fifth Sunday in the season of Lent – which, if you like things neatly counted out and ordered is a fine thing to call it  – but it’s not nearly as interesting as “Judica Sunday,” which the church has called this week for a whole lot longer.  “Judica” is […]

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Lent 4: The Serpent on the Pole (Numbers 21:4-9 / John 3:14-21)

sermon-3-11-18.mp3 Anyone who has had to live out of a suitcase for more than a couple of days knows how fast it gets old.  Traveling is exciting, but after a while, you’d gladly trade the nice hotels and restaurant food for your own bed and a home cooked meal.  Nothing beats home sweet home. Likewise, […]

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Lent 3: Jesus Cleans The Temple (Exodus 20:1-7 / John 2:13-22)

sermon-3-4-18.mp3 “The Passover of the Jews was at hand and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  In the temple, he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.” When Jesus went to the Temple, John says, He ‘found’ it to be a real mess. I’m not sure this is […]

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