Sermons from January 2021

On Being Responsible

I Corinthians 8:1-3 In these COVID times, we have debated the meaning of freedom in a democratic society.  We are a country that has prized rugged individualism – like many of you, I grew up with John Wayne and the Marlboro Man – and this individualistic streak had led to tensions about whether bars, gyms, and […]

Remembering Your Baptism

Acts 10:1-23, 34-35, 44-48 Matthew 3:13-17 One of my teachers, Ernie Campbell, preaching professor and pastor of Riverside Church in New York City, noted that there are only two kinds of people in the world – “those who are God’s hands and know it and those who are God’s hands and don’t.”  The famed preacher asserted that each us belongs to […]