Sermon and Video Archive (Page 4)

Sermon and Video Archive (Page 4)

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Sunday, March 1, 2020: “It All Started, In The Beginning”

What would the start of Lent be without a stirring sermon on SIN; especially on Temptation. The fact is temptation is not a sin at all; it’s just the invitation to sin. Even so, as we find out in our reading from Genesis, it can still lead us to ruin. It’s how we handle temptation that makes the difference. But temptation has a remedy: a remedy that we find in our Gospel lesson. Here Jesus shows us how to deal…

Sunday, February 23, 2020: “Mountain High or Valley Low”

Have you ever noticed how many Biblical encounters with God and Jesus happen on mountain tops. It’s no wonder that we tend to refer to any encounter with the Divine as a “mountain top experience.” But the truth of it is, God also will meet us in the low valleys of our lives. Our Gospel lesson tells us how this happens.

Sunday, February 9, 2020: “Looking Forward”

You know Murphy’s Law, right? “If anything can go wrong, it will?” Some folks like to add this corollary to Murphy, “Murphy was an optimist!” Current events sure can make us think the corollary is more on target. Yet, Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has some faith restoring good news for us: the future really does contain a bright and joyous vision. It is indeed something to look forward to.

Sunday, January 26, 2020: “Light Reflected”

Do you ever experience being afraid of the dark? I know that I occasionally do; especially after watching a scary movie. (Have you ever noticed that those are nearly always staged at night?) What makes the dark so scary? The lack of light, obviously; without light it’s hard to set our feet or place our hands anywhere safely. Without light we can’t tell who or what might be out there in the dark. We don’t want to walk in the…

Sunday, January 12, 2020: “Baptism of Our Lord: On Building an Ark”

In the past five to seven years, Arks have been popping up all around the world. As in Noah’s Ark. In reading the 29th Psalm this morning, it just might seem like a good idea to build an Ark ourselves. The Psalmist speaks of “mighty waters” that can drench, drown, and destroy us, where “the flood sweeps over” us. But the Psalmist is speaking here of how life itself can send metaphorical floods to drown us emotionally, spiritually, and mentally,…

Sunday, January 5, 2020: “Herod The Prophet”

Herod! A Prophet?!? If you know anything about King Herod, then you know that he is remembered for and as many things; most of them not very flattering.  Being a Prophet is not usually one of those things. But, in our Gospel lesson this morning, Herod does in fact say something so prophetic, that if we miss it, we will miss the Savior too. Come and find out what Herod the Prophet says this morning that will change our New…