Sermons from May 2014

A Welcome for Seekers

Acts 17:16-34 When I taught at Central Michigan University over 30 years ago, I regularly encountered a bearded young man, who always stood on a hill overlooking the Humanities Building. Whenever students or faculty passed by, he vehemently, almost angrily, shouted, “Repent of your sins and come to Jesus. You’re all going to hell, unless […]

Greater Works!

Greater Works! John 14:1-14 Today’s Gospel reading is filled with good news and a little confusion that invites our questions and interpretations. Scripture is not intended to end our questions, but to be the beginning of a spiritual conversation: we don’t check our minds at the door when we enter the sanctuary but open to […]

Abundant Life!

Abundant Life! May 11 John 10:1-10, Acts 2:42-47 “I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.” That was one of Jesus’ two mission statements. The other is: “The Spirit of God is upon me, because God has appointed me to preach good news to the poor. God has sent me to […]

Let’s Go for a Walk – Third Sunday in Easter

Let’s Go for a Walk” Luke 24:13-35 Easter is about movement. Resurrection moved the cells as well as the soul of Jesus: in ways we cannot imagine the Crucified One came to life and shared the news of God’s everlasting love for each of us. God’s resurrecting energy empowered and inspired the frightened women and […]