Weekly Sermons

A Stewardship of Legacy

Slide 1: Today we want to focus on something we may not think much about- the stewardship of our legacy. How do we live so that our lives continues to change the world, shape the world for God even after our lives here end? Slide 2: Psalm 78- this is The Message version- goes like this: 1-4 Listen, dear friends, to God’s…

“Do Share Tithes”

A Little Bit of Time…A Little Bit of Opportunity Luke 16:1-15 Pastor Tom Davis-Shappell INTRO… Even among the most devoted of Christ followers there appears to be differences of opinions about how much we should give (tithe)…Today through the parable of the shrewd manager we will discover how God sees money and possessions. ILLUSTRATION…The Bible says the Kingdom of God is like…

DO Share You

The Gospel of Mark is part of the synoptic Gospels. The early church attributes authorship to John Mark, a student of Peter in Rome. Written by Mark witnessed earlier by Peter. It is though to have been written around 64 AD under Emperor Nero. Nero launched Persecution of believer’s of the way. The original audience is believers in Rome. It is probable…

DO Share Gifts

Earlier this month, I got a flat tire from a tear in the sidewall.  Without a spare tire in my car (hybrids use that space for a battery), I relied on the next best option.  As I was waiting for Triple A to come and tow my car, there was a parade of generous people who came by happy to share their…

DO Share Time

525, 600 minutes in one year. Is there a way to get more?  Regularly do emails, podcasts, and morning shows suggest ways to maximize your time.  Streamline a process.  Eliminate redundancies and smooth out unnecessary roles and tasks.  Maybe more moments will show up in your day. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to plant and…

DO John

Last weekend, Steve and I took some time away in New York City for our anniversary.  We walked through Times Square, around Broadway specifically, and the rest of the Theater district.  We heard lots of voices calling to get our attention.  Large television screens advertising everything from news stations to clothing.  There were broadcasts of games and talk shows.  There were pop-up…

Do Luke

Do Luke:   Authenticator of the Miracles and Message of Jesus “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John”, when Christians hear these four names, most automatically think of the Gospel writers.  Scholars believe the Gospels were written between 40 and 90 AD, the hastening factor being the death of eyewitnesses, the first generation of Christians who actually knew Jesus. The Disciples believed that Jesus would…

Do Mark

Almost every day, I walk to the bus stop.  In this season of life, two of three children regularly ride the bus.  For any of you who have, do, or will relate to a bus stop, you know it is a nexus of news.  Students are exchanging news.  Parents are sharing news.  Bus drivers have news.  News is to trafficked in. Bus…

Do Matthew

Prophecy sometimes gets a bad rap like the proverbial boy who cried wolf.  Or, if you prefer, like the ominous warning Winter is Coming from Game of Thrones. Being the lone voice who is calling the community to hear them can be lonely and long, draining and daunting.  And yet, this is the work of the prophet. Look and listen.  We hear…