Sermon Archive

The David Saga, VII: David the Rock Star

Date: October 21, 2018

Bible Text: I Samuel 16:14–23 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand, and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him. —I Samuel 16:23  I love people of omnivorous

Rock Star—The David Saga, IV: Friend

Date: October 7, 2018

Bible Text: I Samuel 18–20 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”  —I Samuel 20:4   As soon as David had finished talking with Saul , Jonathan’s life became bound up with David’s life, and Jonathan loved David as much

Rock Star—The David Saga, II: Philanthropist

Date: September 23, 2018

Bible Text: I Chronicles 29:1–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to make this freewill offering? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.  —1 Chronicles 29:14   There’s this wonderful story from I Chronicles about

Rock Star—The David Saga, I: Shepherd

Date: September 16, 2018

Bible Text: I Samuel 16:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Are all your sons here?’ And Jesse said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.’ —I Samuel 16:11   I went down one of those Internet rabbit holes this week when I asked Google “Which rock star

Counting On God, VII: Fifty

Date: September 9, 2018

Bible Text: Leviticus 25:10–17 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. —Leviticus 25:10 This is our final sermon in the “Counting on God” sermon series, understanding how the numbers in the Bible can connect you to

Counting On God, VI: Forty

Date: September 2, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 7:1–5; Mark 1:9–14 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. —Mark 1:12–13   In the Bible and in the rest of

Counting On God, V: Twelve

Date: August 26, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 10:1–4 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. A Moment for Wilderness Reflections: Alexander Dawson, Sydney Durdov, Tyler Hurley, Braden Jones, Tessa Minturn, Kate Savino, Kiley Urban   Wilderness Reflections 2018 Kiley: A week in the wilderness made a big impact on us.

Counting on God, IV: Seven

Date: August 19, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 2:1–4 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. This month, two journalists visited Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne was originally founded by Enrico Fermi  when he was working on nuclear reactors as part of the University of Chicago’s Manhattan Project back in the 1940s. It’s right here, in Chicago’s backyard so to