Sermons from January 2017

Countercultural Blessings

Micah 6:1-8, Matthew 5:1-12 Rob Johnson was a regular kid. He played sports, got good grades, and had lots of friends. He wasn’t a goody two shoes. But one day, he got fed up with his classmates – in the locker room, people hurled words about persons of color and girls that were, to him, […]

Big Dreams, Large Visions

Isaiah 49:1-7, I Corinthians 1:4-9, John 1:35-42 One of the most important questions in life is the question of vocation – who am I and what is my calling in life? Why was I born and what is life asking of me in the here and now as well as the long haul? In his […]

The Gift of Belonging

The Gift of Belonging Acts 10:1-23, 34-35, 44-48 Matthew 3:13-17 Over the next several weeks, I will be reflecting on four components of our journey of faith, “belonging, believing, behaving, and blessing.” They seem appropriate for the season of Epiphany. Epiphany is the season of revelation. Long before people invoked, “I just had an epiphany” […]