Sermons from August 2018

Joy to the World

Matthew 5:14-16 Philippians 4:4-9, 12-13, 19-20 Many of us have struggled with feelings of anxiety over the past two years: we have seen the rise and normalization of racism, incivility, xenophobia, and environmental neglect. We see our social fabric fraying and divisiveness threatens the nation. Each day brings drama and uncertainty, and we ask how […]

The Power to Heal

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. In some ways, it really is all about power, whether we’re talking about politics, relationships, or religious life. Leaders assert “might is right,” without regard to morality or the long-term consequences of their actions.  A legendary football coach proclaims, “winning […]

From Temptation to Transformation

“Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”  This is the question that got our series started. To many of us, the notion of God tempting us seems inconceivable.  If God is loving and good, why would God be the source temptations that might lead to our personal or professional undoing?  Why would […]