Baptized into the Spirit

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | Epiphany Baptism of the Lord First Sunday After the Epiphany Year B Genesis 1:1-5 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 Click here for an audio only version. Doubtless in Paul’s mind they were not re-baptized but baptized into Christ once and for all. John himself, pointed to beyond himself, to Jesus and … [Read more…]

Quietly in the night (Christmas 2017 Message)

Nativity of the Lord Christmas Eve—Proper 1 Years ABC On the same date: Fourth Sunday of Advent Old Testament Isaiah 9:2–7 Psalm Psalm 96:1-13 New Testament Titus 2:11–14 Gospel Luke 2:1–20)   The birth of Jesus takes place without fanfare.  No billboards, no public service announcements and no blimp in the sky.  Maybe if He … [Read more…]

God does and comes to us, in all circumstances

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | Advent Fourth Sunday of Advent Year B On the same date: Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Eve Old Testament 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16 Luke 1:46b–55 New Testament Romans 16:25–27 Gospel Luke 1:26–38   God comes to us even from the very beginning. Sometimes I think that many of us forget … [Read more…]

Are We Open To Transformation?

Sunday, October 1, 2017 After Pentecost Proper 21 Year A New Testament Philippians 2:1–13 Gospel Matthew 21:23–32 Click here for the audio only version.   Make sure you read or listen to Last Weeks sermon, to tie this to this one. Keep in mind, the text below was a guide for the sermon.  There is much … [Read more…]

Love, Sisters and Brothers: in Sins and Blessings

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 18 Year A New Testament Romans 13:8–14 (NRSV) Gospel Matthew 18:15–20 (NRSV) Click here for an audio only version. The text version is below the video.     Romans 13:8 (NRSV) It sums it all up, 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: Your Calling and God’s Vision and Your Vision, Coming Together

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 4 of 4. Unfortunately, there is no audio or video associated with this sermon. 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Matthew 11:29-30 Module 7 Your Calling  The Ministry of Every Christian Vocation The root of the English word vocation … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: Spiritual Gifts In The Spotlight and Love Personified

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 3 of 4. Galatians 5:22-23a (TNIV) 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (TNIV) 1 Corinthians 12:31 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 14:39 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 12:28 (CEV) Ephesians 4:11 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, … [Read more…]