Sermon Archive

The Defects of Jesus, IV: Bad At Math

Date: March 22, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 15:1–7 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Luke 15:1–7 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having

The Defects of Jesus, III: Reckless

Date: March 15, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 8:26–37 (selected verses) |

Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. Click here to listen to this sermon. In January, Bill conceived of this Lenten sermon series to consider the defects of Jesus—those character traits society teaches to avoid in the pursuit of excellence—yet create the good life

The Defects of Jesus, II: No Long-Range Plan

Date: March 8, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 12:22–34 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.  —Luke 12:24   Last week I told you about Cardinal Francis-Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận, who spent 13 years in a Vietnamese prison, nine in solitary confinement. He


Date: February 26, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis 2:5–8; John 8:2–11 |

  Just as in English, if we were to play Scrabble in Hebrew you could experience how this language builds words, one letter at a time, with related meaning. When the words are read aloud their consonants echo, you subconsciously understand without explanation their connectedness. The word dam, meaning,

Denting the Darkness

Date: February 23, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 9:28–36 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; —Luke 9:33   I have long felt disconnected from this mountain top story: Jesus’ transfiguration is unfamiliar, often skipped over and full of mystical, science-fiction tinged

The Elemental Spirits, 5: Water

Date: February 16, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis 2:4–14; Revelation 22:1–5 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. CAMERON DAVIS & WILLIAM A. EVERTSBERG William A. Evertsberg I am so honored to be sharing this sermon with my good friend Cameron Davis, who is sometimes called the Water Czar of the Great Lakes. Cam is a Commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Greater

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,