Encountering Jesus

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 27 Year A Matthew 25:1-13 There is no video or audio for this sermon.   The foolish were short sighted. They thought of the moment, today not the future. They did not plan for the future. When we say and do things that are not focused on … [Read more…]

Setting Goals in Fatih – Daniel Plan Part A

Daniel Plan / Setting Goals in Faith Part A Why I Need Personal Goals Ephesians 1:10 (GW) 1 Corinthians 9:26 (NCV) Ephesians 5:16(NLT) Matthew 9:29 (NIV) Romans 14:23 (NIV) Philippians 3:12 (TEV) Ephesians 4:13 (CEV) Job 6:11 (NLT) Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Click here for the audio only version (to be updated soon)

Brokenness

Audio Version Sunday November 8, 2015 After Pentecost Proper 27 Year B Old Testament 1 Kings 17:8–16 New Testament Hebrews 9:24–28 Gospel Mark 12:38–44 The scriptures we have today are ones that can be easily misused against people.  It would be very easy to take both the 1 Kings text and the Mark text and … [Read more…]

Really?

Audio Version Sunday, October 18, 2015 | After Pentecost Proper 24 Year B Old Testament        Isaiah 53:4–12 New Testament      Hebrews 5:1–10 Gospel                       Mark 10:35–45[1] When I read verse 35, which mind you is the first verse in out text today, I … [Read more…]

Sloth or Caterpillar?

 Audio Version Jonah 3:1–5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 Mark 1:14–20 How do we respond to the calling for change? Many people do not like change and often, put up a fight or flight response to change. When God is calling us to change, do we look for the change to be a change in the … [Read more…]

Environmental Stewardship: Being with / With being

This sermon was preached for a Stewardship Preaching class Audio Version Setting from Revised Common Lectionary New Years Day, ABC[1] Ecclesiastes 3:1–13 Psalm 8:1-9 Revelation 21:1–6a Matthew 25:31–46 Psalm 8 1     O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2        Out of … [Read more…]

Invitation / Stewardship

Audio Link An alternative version of the sermon from the first service can be seen below. Luke 15:1-10 Can we truly put a price tag on life itself? We hear of individual lawsuits over loved ones that have died. There are class action suits on behalf of multiple people that have died. Maybe a judge … [Read more…]

Giving, A Mark of Discipleship

 Sixth Mark of Discipleship: Giving Audio Link   Psalm 37:4,21-22,25-26, 29-29   4     Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. [1] 21   The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving; 22   for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit … [Read more…]

Vision, Being the Light to the Nations

Video Link Audio Link Isaiah 60:1–6 Ephesians 3:1–12 Matthew 2:1–12 Today is the Epiphany of the Lord. The easy route to take today would be to tell you about the Wise Men who visited Jesus, Joseph and Mary and show how the Isaiah and Matthew text can be tied together. I am not going there, … [Read more…]

Stewardship – Seminary & Campus Ministry

Luke 19:1-11 I thought it might be helpful to have some background on me, to help you understand the perspectives I bring to the text today. I grew up un-churched.  In fact I would say I was an atheist.  I would get infuriated when I would see or hear things like “In God we trust”, … [Read more…]