Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Esther 4&5- If Not You, Then Who?

Esther is challenged to get out of her bubble. At first she resists. This is a reminder that sometimes we need to get out of our bubble too. We are Queen Esther.

Sermon: Esther 3- Fact Checking

We continue on in the book of Esther where we find out that there is an executive order to kill all the Jews of Persia. Why? Because someone has an axe to grind and not because of any problems. What can learn from this? A lot.

 

 

Sermon: Esther 1&2- Character Revealed

We begin looking at the story of Esther. There is much to learn in this story and many parallels to our 21st century life. We begin in the first two chapters of Esther where the character of Esther and King Xerxes are revealed.

Sermon: Transfiguration as a Model of Spiritual Growth

The metamorphosis of Jesus on the mountain is shocking to the three disciples who witnessed it. However, there is a model for spiritual growth contained within the story. Listen and hear this story in a new way.

Sermon: Greatest Sermon Ever- Building a Life of Impact

We finish up looking at the Greatest Sermon Ever, the “Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus encourages those who hear these words to put them into practice. He likens it to building a house on a rock and not sand. I try to unpack what that actually means for us today.

Sermon: Best Sermon Ever- Love the Yucky People

We continue on in the “Sermon on the Mount” and we hear a radical message of love… even the yucky people and “those people.” It is a challenge. The message is simple but the task is not easy.

Sermon: Best Sermon Ever- Salt & Light

We continue looking at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Today: Salt & Light. There is a reason Jesus mentions these two metaphors after the Beatitudes. We are salt and we are light for today and for tomorrrow.

Sermon: Best Sermon Ever–Being Blessed

It has been an wild week in the United States and I turned back to scripture for grounding. I am reminded of what it means to follow Jesus and who curries divine favor from God. Curious? Listen in and find out.

 

Sermon: Unmet Expectations

We all have had expectations that didn’t pan out. For me it was Sea Monkeys that I ordered out the back of a comic book. What happens when our expecatations of God differ from God’s actual agenda? I try to sort that out…

Sermon: Refined

What does “My Fair Lady” and finishing school have to do with the plans of God? It all has to do with refinement. You will also hear what God wants to skim off of your life. It may not be what you think,