Sermons from 2017 (Page 7)

The Full and True Jesus

The scripture said, “…the lawyer stood up to test Jesus.”  Test Him?  Test Jesus!?   Does he really want to test Jesus? But he does, he says, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus answers with a question, that is just like Jesus, a question with a question, “What is written in the…

Join Us !

When I was in junior high, I can remember making and receiving mix tapes.  Musical gifts of time.  They took hours!  In fact, so many hours, that I cannot get rid of them!  We have at least a box-full in the basement.  You would listen to the radio on an oversized boom box for songs that you thought should be a part…

Baptism for Action

At the first church I served, I was offering chapel time for the preschool crowd.  It was this time of year and we were talking about baptism.  We read the story of Jesus’ baptism, and began to talk about our own baptisms.  I had with me a baptismal bowl.  As I would talk about Jesus’ baptism, I would take water in my…

It’s All In The Book

Happy New Year!  You may well be used to writing 2017 on your checks and notes by now, but since I was away last week fulfilling my duties for the Board of Ordained Ministry, I want to wish you Happy New Year.  I wonder if you have thought about resolutions and goals for this year.  Last year as I prayed about the…