Sermon Archive

The Perfect Storm

Date: November 8, 2020

Bible Text: Mark 4:35–41 |

Jesus Stills a Storm On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat

Carved In Stone

Date: October 25, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 22:34–36 |

The Greatest Commandment When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ In her introductory essay for a poetry anthology, Eavan Boland tells the story


Date: October 18, 2020

Bible Text: Philippians 4:1–8 |

This epistle reading pops up in the common lectionary about this time every three years or so. It seems apt and relevant for what we're going through. From Paul's letter to the church at Philoppi Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord

Imagined Scarcity Abundant Reality, V:
Sing Me a Love Song

Date: October 4, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:1–8 |

On this World Communion Sunday, we continue the sermon series Bill began of Imagined Scarcity, Abundant Reality. World Communion Sunday commemorates the common table all followers of Jesus share regardless of denominational affiliation. Before anything else, the church belongs to Christ as does the table to which he invites us. Today we remember this abundant reality

Imagined Scarcity, Abundant Reality, IV
Jubilant Generosity

Date: September 27, 2020

Bible Text: II Corinthians 9:6–15 |

“Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” —II Corinthians 9:7 “The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give

Imagined Scarcity, Abundant Reality, II:
Generosity When It Counts the Most

Date: September 13, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 10:25–37 |

In September at Kenilworth Union Church this autumn the sermon series is called Imagined Scarcity, Abundant Reality, which as you can see comes from that prayer by Walter Brueggemann’s that Katie recited so beautifully just a moment ago. We’re talking about practicing the habit of generosity. The Parable of the Good Samaritan Just then a lawyer

Imagined Scarcity, Abundant Reality, I: Work

Date: September 6, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 25: 14–30 |

Today we’re beginning a sermon series called Imagined Scarcity Abundant Reality. As you can tell that comes from Walter Brueggemann’s prayer that Jo recited so movingly. I’ll explain what that means in weeks to come. We’re going to be talking about generosity in various arenas of life. Today we’re talking about generosity in our working lives.