The author that this sermon is based on draws a distinction between heaven as a realm beyond, that we are striving to reach, and heaven as a way of being…

Killing Them Softly

January 22, 2017
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.  What a bunch of bologna.  Today, I will preach about conversation, our words, how we use both…
Giants are not what we think they are.  The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the source of their greatest weakness.  There is always a shadow…
Two phrases from Luke 2 capture my attention:  "Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people" (v.10).  "But Mary treasured…
With the birth narrative as a foundation, I want to look at Romans 1:1-7, especially verse 7; "To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be…

Tell John…

December 11, 2016
John wanted to know if Jesus was "the one who is to come?"  Jesus said to tell John that amazing things were occurring in his (Jesus) presence.  At NM, how…
When the Kingdom of God breaks in, reality is altered.  John's call to repentance in Matthew 3 was a call to live into this altered state.  Same with Isaiah in…

Peace?

November 20, 2016
"He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up…

The Nature of Being Alive

October 9, 2016
Change happens.  Whether we direct it or not-it happens.  Anything alive changes.  It's the nature of things living.  So, I will use the same text as on October 2, specifically…

To Infinity and Beyond

October 2, 2016
"To Infinity and Beyond!" was Buzz Lightyear's declaration as he did a header off a bedpost in the first Toy Story.  But, in one way or another, the Christian Church has…

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