Sermon Archive

The Joy of Christmas, II The Joy of Mary

Date: December 21, 2014

Bible Text: Luke 1:26–56 |

And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.’ Luke 1:46-47   As important as the Virgin Mary has always been in Roman Catholic spirituality, her reputation and stature soared further still during the papacy of John Paul II,

Orienteering 101

Date: December 14, 2014

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12–28 |

in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 We encounter the people of Thessalonica this morning, a beloved community of the apostle Paul. Christ has been born, Christ has died, and Christ

Hidden Presents, Torn Wrapping Paper

Date: November 30, 2014

Bible Text: Isaiah 64:1–9 |

 O Lord, you are are our Father and we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand Isaiah 64:8   In the same way that Seattle Seahawks fans collectively call themselves “The Twelfth Man” or how Paul McCartney called

Singing When Dawn Is Still Dark

Date: November 16, 2014

Bible Text: Matthew 25:31–46 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for on of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40   In Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula

All Saints, All Souls, and All-Stars

Date: November 2, 2014

Bible Text: Revelation 7:9–14 |

…”Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?”  Revelation 7:13 Every year November begins with two important church holidays: All Saints’ Day on November 1, and All Souls’ Day on November 2. Protestants get them all mixed up. Even I,