Sermons from August 2017

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The Rock: Pentecost XII


Message: Isaiah 5:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 How often do we ask the question, who is Jesus? I imagine if we sat in the back of the worship space for a Table Talk with our cups of coffee and informally shared our thoughts of who Jesus is, we’d hear a lot of different answers. more »

Chaos or Community: Pentecost XI


Message: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 We heard from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry this past week. He reminded us of Martin Luther King, Jr. final book, entitled Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Written in 1967, one year before King was killed by an assassins’ bullet, more »

Get Out of the Boat: Pentecost X


Message: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 We all know the story. It’s among our top favorites. Jesus walking on the water. Mark’s gospel and John’s gospel share the same story as Jesus makes his disciples get in the boat and the waters are rough because of strong winds. All three gospels show more »

The Transfiguration: Pentecost IX


Message: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99 or 99:5-9; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36 Dazzling It can be argued that the idea of conservatism reaches as far back as the sixteenth century when reformers reacted to the doctrines of the conventional thinking of the Roman Catholic Church proposing a more progressive vision for the church. Conservatism is an more »