Sermon April 15, 2018 “What a Touching Moment”

April 15 Sermon When the evangelist Luke was putting together his story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, he was living in a time in which the sacred center of religious people had been taken away. For the Jew, the Temple in Jerusalem was the sacred center. It was more than … Read more

April 8, 2018 Sermon: Te Mystery of Our Faith

John 20:19-31 Do you ever wonder what happened to Thomas? Over the years many stories have been told about Thomas. Here’s another–told as I imagine it could have gone for him, years later….Here is a story that was told. I am sure it is purely fiction, however, it stresses three points that I believe are … Read more

Sermon 3/18/18 Judas Iscariot

Intro: Our text today deals with a man named Judas Iscariot. He is, without a doubt, the most notorious and most vilified of all the disciples. His name appears last in every list of the disciples, except in Acts 1, where his name does not appear at all. Every time he is mentioned in the … Read more

Sermon, March 11, 2018

As we consider Jesus as he chooses his disciples, he chooses the least likely of candidates. They certainly do not come with excellent resumes from the finest institutions. Perhaps Matthew had more money and education than the rest, but none of the Twelve were as notorious a sinner as he. Matthew was the brother of … Read more

Feb 25, 2018 Reflection: Simon Peter

February 25, 2018 Sermon Reflections: Simon Peter When our past pain becomes our present identity, the shame cycle has claimed yet another victim. Like a child who repeatedly picks at a scab, many hurt people live a life of unhealed pain. This morning we can look at Simon Peter and say, “I am glad that … Read more

Simon The Zealot 11 Feb 2018

Sometimes I ask myself, “Why me?” “Why did God pick me for this?” “Why does he pick anyone for that matter?” When we look at Simon the Zealot, we see that Jesus does not choose us according to what we can give. He chooses us because of his incredible grace. Jesus brings us into His … Read more