Sermon Archive

The Elemental Spirits, IV: Fire

Date: February 9, 2020

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 4:9–24; Malachi 3:2–3 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. For the Lord is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap, who will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. —Malachi 3:2–3 It’s remarkable to notice how often in

The Elemental Spirits, III: Wind

Date: January 26, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis 2:4–7; John 3:1–8 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. —John 3:8   For the ancient Greeks, Earth,

The Elemental Spirits, II: Earth

Date: January 19, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 7:24–27 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not

The Elemental Spirits, 1: Earth

Date: January 12, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis1:1–13 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. And God said, 'Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.' And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the water that were gathered together he called Seas. And God

Story of Wonder

Date: January 5, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage. —Psalm 74:10   Today’s reading will be familiar to you. According to my count we have shared the

A Message from God about Abbey the Dog

Date: December 29, 2019

Bible Text: Romans 8:18–25 |

Click here to listen to this reflection. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God. —Romans 8:19   God in Christ came to earth to redeem humanity from its brokenness, but in his letter to the church at Rome, Paul promises that all

Catechetical Christmas Carols, V:
Creator of the Stars of Night

Date: December 15, 2019

Bible Text: Selected verses from John 1:1–14 at 8 a.m. |

The most recognized three-word phrase in the western hemisphere is “In the beginning,” the opening phrase of our Hebrew scriptures. “In the beginning when God created…. God said let there be light…. And God said let us make humankind…” The ancient Israelites composed Genesis’ creation story—of God speaking