Sermon Lent IIA: The Wind is Freshening (John 3:1-17)

Sermon Lent IIA The Wind Is Freshening (John 3:1-17) The Lord be with you. Over the next few Sundays, we will be reading stories from John’s Gospel. These stories tell about encounters Jesus had with several individuals and how he helped them find faith, forgiveness, healing, and life. I think this is an important emphasisContinue reading “Sermon Lent IIA: The Wind is Freshening (John 3:1-17)”

Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp

Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp The Lord be with you. I’ll begin with a quote: “You don’t want the first time that they have to dig deep [to be] when they have to face one of our enemies.” Those are the words of Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, the commander of theContinue reading “Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp”

Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ

Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ The Lord be with you Bob Dylan once wrote: “Democracy don’t rule the world, you better get that in your head. This world is ruled by violence but I guess that’s better left unsaid…” One of the metaphors that the Bible uses about life in this ageContinue reading “Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ”

CM – Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ

Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ The Lord be with you Bob Dylan once wrote: “Democracy don’t rule the world, you better get that in your head. This world is ruled by violence but I guess that’s better left unsaid…” One of the metaphors that the Bible uses about life in this ageContinue reading “CM – Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ”

Sermon: Epiphany V — Three ways of walking in Christ

Sermon: Epiphany V — What is involved in walking in Christ? The Lord be with you. Health experts tell us there are many benefits to walking. Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise. It can be done almost anywhere and at any time. It is safer than other forms ofContinue reading “Sermon: Epiphany V — Three ways of walking in Christ”

CM – Sermon: Epiphany V — Three ways of walking in Christ

Sermon: Epiphany V — What is involved in walking in Christ? The Lord be with you. Health experts tell us there are many benefits to walking. Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise. It can be done almost anywhere and at any time. It is safer than other forms ofContinue reading “CM – Sermon: Epiphany V — Three ways of walking in Christ”

CM – Sermon Epiphany IV — Walking in Christ (Eph 4:1-7)

SERMON: Epiphany IV – Walking in Christ Ephesians 4:1-7 The Lord be with you. Let’s begin with a review. In approaching Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, I have encouraged us to follow observations from a devotional book I read long ago. Its author suggested that Ephesians shows us three postures that the one who trustsContinue reading “CM – Sermon Epiphany IV — Walking in Christ (Eph 4:1-7)”

SERMON: Epiphany IV — Walking in Christ (Eph 4:1-7)

SERMON: Epiphany IV – Walking in Christ Ephesians 4:1-7 The Lord be with you. Let’s begin with a review. In approaching Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, I have encouraged us to follow observations from a devotional book I read long ago. Its author suggested that Ephesians shows us three postures that the one who trustsContinue reading “SERMON: Epiphany IV — Walking in Christ (Eph 4:1-7)”

CM – Sermon Epiphany III: How to Pray for Our Friends in Christ

Sermon: Epiphany III – How to Pray for Our Friends in Christ For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your innerContinue reading “CM – Sermon Epiphany III: How to Pray for Our Friends in Christ”

SERMON: Epiphany II (Ephesians 2:1-10)

SERMON: Epiphany II (Ephesians 2:1-10) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GodContinue reading “SERMON: Epiphany II (Ephesians 2:1-10)”