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The foolishness of the cross

“For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  (1 Corinthians 1:18) As we continue to unpack the Trinity in this three part series, we turn our attention to the second person of the Trinity, the one we […]

More Than Meets the Eye

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth… (1 Samuel 17:42) We often underestimate people based on assumptions we make about them. Perhaps you have also received that treatment, being underestimated by someone else because they looked at you and assumed they knew what you are capable […]

Jesus Is the Point

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35) For the next two weeks, we will reflect a bit on communion using John 6. Not everyone who believes in God believes the same things about […]

God has spoken to us

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son… (Hebrews 1:1-2a) Since the beginning of time people have sensed that there must be something beyond our experience. People believed that there must be something or someone responsible […]

Weekend Update Master

  Sunday we begin our Fall schedule. We’ve got a great year planned with lots of chances to grow deeper in faith, worship God, and spend time in community with sisters and brothers in Christ. If you’ve been traveling and outside this summer, Fall is a great time to renew your commitment to worshipping regularly […]

Do You Look Like God?

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (Exodus 20:4) Our Jewish sisters and brothers are very focused on something from Genesis that is central to the human […]

God Goes First

Then God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;” (Exodus 20:1-2) It is not our favorite thing to admit, but we have no control over who our God is. God is who God is and God decides how to […]

Kneeling as a Way of Life

Jesus said, “For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them.”  (John 13:15-16) We are moving closer to the cross. Lent is unfolding for us and […]


“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:19-20) The early church had a lot to sort out. After all, the most history-changing event ever had just taken place in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. People saw things […]

Sermon Podcasts

Here are recordings of recent sermons. February 19, 2017