Sermon Short for January 20th, 2019

Sermon Short for January 20th, 2019 Partial to the Low Luke 6:17-26, Proverbs 31:1-9 We say the history books are written by those who won the wars. The things that run our world have always been controlled by the minuscule minority of those at the top. But the huge majority of humanity is at the…

Sermon Short for January 13th, 2019

Sermon Short for January 13th, 2019 Why Baptism? Luke 3:15–22, Acts 8:14-17 An important part of our story is this scene where Jesus is baptized. While the story raises all sorts of questions in me, the Luke version takes it to another level in its simplicity. Not only do I ask why Jesus needed to…

SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 23rd, 2018

SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 23rd, 2018 Not the king we’re looking for Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:46-55 Micah offers us popular prophecy that comes up in the Christmas tradition. The time is coming when Bethlehem will be the source of someone who is going to be the king in Israel. It’s encouraging. The Israelites’ oppression will…

SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 16th, 2018

SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 16th, 2018 TELL THE STORY Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 1:1-4 We have the Gospel stories because someone a long time ago, in some place far, far away, was inspired to tell the story of their experience with Jesus the Christ. We keep doing that. And we always find ways to tell the…

A CALL FOR HELP

Dear Friends of Gale Crystal Campbell is member or our congregation. Her brother, Ted Campbell and his family lost their home last week in a fire. Unfortunately, they did not have renters’ insurance and they lost all of their personal belongings. We can help: They have established a Go Fund Me page on Facebook called…

Sermon Short for December 9th, 2018

Sermon Short for December 9th, 2018 COMING CLEAN Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 The prophets Malachi and John the Baptist are a good pair to talk about as we journey through Advent. They both talk about the coming of God. Oddly, though, they seem of mixed opinions: is this a good thing or a…

Sermon Short for December 2nd, 2018

Sermon Short for December 2nd, 2018 PROPHECIES, PORTENTS AND PASSINGS Jeremiah 33:14–16, Luke 21:25–36 We enter into the season of advent – the waiting time – the anticipation time – the hope time. Advent one is the candle of HOPE This will be expressed in a sermon about the promise of God. That promise expressed…

Sermon Short for November 25th, 2018

Sermon Short for November 25th, 2018 A CLEARER PICTURE OF JESUS Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 This is Christ the King Sunday or Reign of Christ Sunday. What a loaded term – Christ the KING. What does it mean? I fear that all too often Christ’s followers – we CHRISTians – understand the KING title to…