Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words- Why Take Communion?

We continue to look at the words of Martin Luther. Today we examine who is worthy to come to the Lord’s Supper. St. Paul seems to say one thing, Martin Luther says something else. Listen in and hear how we reconcile the two possible points of view.

Sermon: Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words- Do Not Be Alone

As we continue to hear the words of Martin Luther, we are reminded to surround ourselves with Christians when we are feeling down and want to stay in bed with the blankets over our heads. Listen in as I explain why it is important to stick together in times of trouble.

Sermon: Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words- Now What?

Martin Luther reminds us that we don’t have the ability to earn God’s favor. Yet God chose us out of His love. Since we don’t have to worry about our standing with God, now what? This the question I will answer in this message.

Sermon: Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words- All Ready Taken Care of

This is the first sermon in a new series- Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words. We will spend the next 5 weeks looking at various quotes of Martin Luther to better understand Martin Luther and that his theological writings still have relevance for us today. We begin with the difference between “doing” and “believing.”

Sermon: Why Joy is Vital

Earlier in 2017 I talked about joy and how it is driving force of our church. Today I revisit the topic of joy after our Labor Day Retreat that talked about “joy in the journey.”

Sermon: Covenants: An Invitation to Freedom

What does the Jewish Passover have to do with us Christians? The event illuminates the character of God… the same God we worship. Covenants matter in both the Old and New Testament.

Sermon: Transformation Explained, Part 2

There is so much good stuff in Romans 12 that I decided to pick up where I left off last Sunday and go deeper into the biblical notion of transformation. You may want to listen to “Transfomation Explained” first.

Sermon: Transformation Explained

Paul of the New Testament talks about the reason we should engage in Spiritual Growth and one of the possible ways we can cultivate a growing faith. Listen in as I help apply Romans 12 to our lives.

Sermon: What the Prophets are Telling Us

The prophets of God are sent to hold up a mirror to society. In Isaiah 56 we hear how God views those who feel cut off from others. The Kingdom of God is different and better than the world we know. Oh and Jesus is in total agreement with Isaiah’s assessment.

Sermon: Leaving Security Behind

The events of Friday and Saturday in Chalottesville VA have overtaken our country. What is our response? What false securities do we hold on to? I try to answer those questions in this message.