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 […]