Christ Church Sermons by The Rev. Serena Sides
We find joy by being active in the world and remembering that all our activity is for Jesus. Rev Serena Sides preaches her last sermon at Christ Church on Jesus’ visit with Mary and Martha. Luke (10:38-42). As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But…
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in federal elections, we reflect upon what it means to face a personal turning point in the name of Jesus. Luke 9:51-62
On Trinity Sunday, let us understand the trinitarian nature of God’s Wisdom and that God’s Wisdom is the source of our wisdom and the source of our joy and delight. Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
The Holy Spirit is our Advocate in life–our teacher, comforter, guide. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird helps us understand how the Advocate speaks God’s truth to us through those around us (even fictional characters). John 14: 8-17, 25-27
Resurrected living is about trusting the Holy Spirit, finding the certainty in our lives that comes from God, and beginning to live the life that Jesus would have us live and to help others do the same. Acts 16:9-15, John 14:23-29
We are not alone in our lives. God is active in our lives bringing us healing. Praying for healing opens us up to be surprised by God. Acts 9: 36-43.
In this Easter season, let us find laughter and joy in God’s sense of humor, Jesus’s clever parables, and an assortment of religious jokes! Enjoy.
On this Easter Sunday, God trusts us to be perplexed and amazed at the empty tomb. God trusts us to ask our questions and be open to answers coming in time. Luke 24:1-12
On this Good Friday, we must look at the cross to see the man and God who died. In doing so, we recognize all who suffer and die and we begin to know God’s love. John 18:1-19:42.
On this Maundy Thursday, we engage in “remembrance,” and bring the past to the present and into the future. We remember Jesus’s commandment to eat the bread and drink the wine in “remembrance of” him and, in doing so, we “re-member” ourselves as individuals and the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.