Christ Church Sermons by The Rev. Serena Sides
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.
Jesus shows us that Palm Sunday is about celebrating our King and crying for our human condition. God weeps for us; for what do you weep? Luke 19:28-44.
Jesus seeks to gather us all under his wing so we have the strength and courage to face fears in our lives. Luke 13:31-35
We continue with our Way of Love series and reflect on Bless: unselfishly loving and serving as we go about our daily lives. Jesus advocates for a culture of generosity in the Golden Rule and that culture is the foundation of being a Blessing to others, no matter what we are doing with our lives. Luke 6:27-38
This week in our Way of Love preaching series, we examine “turn”: to pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus. Choosing to follow Jesus doesn’t just happen once, but over and over again when we stray from the path of Jesus in our weakness. Luke 5:1-11.
In our second sermon in our Way of Love sermon series, we explore the theology and practicalities of Learn: reading and reflecting daily on Scripture, especially the teachings and life of Jesus. Heb. 4:12-16, Mt. 13:44-53 Here’s a link to our resources page for The Way of Love series.