Sermon Archive

Stewardship, VIII: Life at Its End

Date: November 10, 2019

Bible Text: I Thessalonians 5:1–11 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. let us put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.  —I Thessalonians 5:8 We conclude our series of the ways Christian faith calls us to steward all of what we are given. Today we will consider

Stewardship, VII: Community

Date: November 3, 2019

Bible Text: Ephesians 2:14-22 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   God of faithful surprises, throughout the ages you have made known your love in unexpected ways.   Community is one of the great, good, God-given gifts we need to be careful stewards of for the 80 or so years we occupy space on this earth.

Stewardship, VI: Technology

Date: October 27, 2019

Bible Text: Isaiah 55:1–13 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy —Isaiah 55:2   We use the word ‘technology’ in two overlapping but distinct ways. In the older, broader sense, technology is anything human beings

Stewardship, V: Our Planet

Date: October 20, 2019

Bible Text: selected verses from Job 38–39 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? —Job 38:4   A long time ago, the word ‘Stewardship’, a meaningful and integral component of the Christian vocabulary, somehow got handcuffed to money. ‘Stewardship’ became a synonym for ‘fund-raising’. So this fall at

Stewarship, IV: Time

Date: October 6, 2019

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1–8; John 1:1–5 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   For everything there is a season, and time for every matter under heaven   —Ecclesiastes 3:1   Ecclesiastes 3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a

Stewardship, II: Work

Date: September 23, 2019

Bible Text: Isaiah 40:12–31 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in balance? —Isaiah 40:12   Last week Bill

Stewardship, I: The Life of the Mind

Date: September 15, 2019

Bible Text: Romans 12:1–2; 9–18 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ. —II Corinthians 10:4–5   Stewardship is a word you hear mostly in church, and almost nowhere else, but in church you hear

Bread from Heaven, VI: Who is the third?

Date: September 8, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 24:13–35 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Well as you can tell, this story from Easter Evening is partly inspired by last week’s story of Abraham inviting three strangers into his humble home and discovering that he is in fact entertaining God and two of God’s celestial ambassadors. Here two grieving friends