Sermons from 2016 (Page 2)

Fruitful Growth

This has been a challenging week for our country.  Deep divides were revealed.  Now, some of us had known the deep divides were already there.  Others of us were genuinely flabbergasted by the vastness of our understandings and perhaps misunderstandings.  On Wednesday, a group of folks gathered here at the church for communion after the…

Grateful for Trials

Last week, we began a series on being Rooted in Gratitude and Growing in Christ.  This 130th anniversary celebration repositions us to give thanks first for how God is and will be moving in the future.  We started with Gratitude, not attitude; and today, we look at being grateful for trials.   It sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t…

I Am A Caregiver

It was almost midnight one July night between high school and college, when I came to one of the most formative revelations in my life with someone who would continue in this role in years to come.  We debated back and forth.  We uncovered the truth that all occupations and vocations in some way serve…

I Am One Of Many

I am one of many Ever wonder about the composition of the world? If the World were 100 PEOPLE: 50 would be female; 50 would be male 26 would be children; There would be 74 adults, 8 of whom would be 65 and older There would be: 60 Asians, 15 Africans, 14 people from the…

I Am Useful

In 1975, British humor crossed the pond in an intractable way. For anyone familiar with Monty Python, quotes and parody made a big splash in the pond. One of the classic scenes involves soldiers who are traveling the town collecting those who died from the plague. In the scene, as the wheelbarrow pusher calls, a…

I Am A Disciple

Have you ever travelled somewhere in caravan with a large group of people? The kind of caravan where multiple vehicles are required and the most important value is sticking together and all arriving at the destination. If you have ever tried to follow someone else, you might have come upon drivers who you had to…