Past Sunday Messages
Matthew
Herod the Great
December 15, 2019

Herod is most famously known as the man responsible for an event we now call the “Massacre of the Innocents” or “Slaughter of the Innocents.”  But there is so much more implied in Matthew’s narrative, and Matthew is invoking Herod’s name to make a larger point that is going to be a theme throughout his […]

Matthew
The Forgotten Ones
December 3, 2019

The names that Matthew lists in Jesus’ genealogy at the beginning of his Gospel aren’t at the top of anyone’s list of excitement.  What Matthew is showing, however, through all of the struggles of Israel, is that there was never a time that God wasn’t in control. Matthew 1:1-17 A record of the genealogy of […]

Galatians
Preparing for Peace on Earth
November 24, 2019

Paul’s letter to the Galatians stands as the answer to the vast majority of modern problems within the church.  We want peace on earth, but what does peace on earth actually look like? Galatians 5:16 – 6:3 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. […]

Titus
Laity Day 2019
November 10, 2019

Brenda Megivern was our guest speaker this year for laity Sunday. Her journey is definitely one worth hearing, but make sure you have a tissue box near you. Titus 3:3-7 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being […]

Psalms
A Beautiful God
November 3, 2019

King David’s life is best described as a series of one insane circumstance after another, with brief periods of rest. And while we may take Psalm 27 to be a bit more metaphorical, for David, it was the reality.   Psalm 27:1-14 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The […]

Jonah
Jonah: God’s Love and Ours
October 27, 2019

Jonah 4:1-11 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding […]

Jonah
Jonah: Nineveh Under Attack
October 20, 2019

Jonah 3:1-10 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city—a visit required three days. On the first […]

James
A Theology of Trial
October 13, 2019

James 1:1-18 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may […]

Jonah
Jonah: Rising Faith
October 6, 2019

Jonah 2:1-10 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the […]

Jonah
Jonah: Love in the Depths
September 22, 2019

Jonah 1:10-17 This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away from the Lord, because he had already told them so.) The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?” “Pick me […]

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