Sermons on Faith

Sermons on Faith

Hope In the Midst of Life

Seventh Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings First Lesson: Acts 16:16-34 16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. 17While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” 18She kept doing this for…

An Invitation

Third Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 21:1-19 1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They…
Navigating Weird World

Stepping Out

Second Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said…

Unexpected

Easter Sunday Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they…

Either-Or

Fourth Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 11“There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to…

Imitation

Second Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Lenten Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my…
Spiritually Weird

Assuming Too Much

First Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Lenten Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of…

Different

Last Sunday after the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a) 28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was…

God is Working

Second Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3He went into all the…

Seeing God

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly,…

A Slave of All

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Jump to recording at the start of the Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ 36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ 37And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left,…

Giving of Yourself to Jesus

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Due to a technical issue, the service is in two parts Second part of service Start of Sermon is at 8:00 in Second part of service Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:17-31 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 18Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but…