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  • "Learning To Fly"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 8, 2018
     | 394 views

    A sermon about learning to trust in God.

    "Learning to Fly" Isaiah 40:21-31 The late Tom Petty has a song where he sings: “I’m learning to fly, but I don’t have wings.” Learning to fly is a metaphor for learning to live. I don’t know how Tom Petty interpreted what it means to “learn to live,” but as Christians learning how to ...read more

  • "What Is Your Golden Calf?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 31, 2018
     | 392 views

    What gets in the way of our relationship with God?

    “What is your Golden Calf?” Exodus 32:1-14 Several years ago, a friend who had worked his way through graduate school as a paramedic told me about one of his more grisly experiences on the job. He received an anonymous call reporting a heroin addict who was on the verge of death in an ...read more

  • "Making Disciples"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 25, 2018
     | 356 views

    A sermon about the Great Commission.

    “Making Disciples” Matthew 28:16-20 Bob Homer’s family lived on “the other side of the tracks” as they used to call it. They weren’t the most “upstanding” and “respectable” family in town. They didn’t go to church. Bob’s dad was boisterous and a bit of a trouble-maker. And Bob was ...read more

  • "Christmas Without Santa"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 17, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 277 views

    A sermon for a Christmas in July worship service.

    “Christmas without Santa” Luke 2:1-20 In my 20 years as a pastor I have preached on this passage once every year. But it’s always the same time of year; I have never preached on the birth of Jesus in July!!! But why not? After-all, as far as the exact time of year Jesus was born--we ...read more

  • "New Adventures"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 26, 2018
     | 997 views

    A sermon for the first Sunday of a new appointment for a pastor.

    “New Adventures” Jeremiah 29:11-14a A young preacher had just finished seminary and had taken his first appointment in the hills of Kentucky. Wanting to be effective in his preaching ministry, he walked into the pulpit on his first Sunday and preached about—what he called--the evils of ...read more

  • "New Adventures"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 6, 2018
     | 1,464 views

    A sermon for a time of pastoral change.

    “New Adventures” Jeremiah 29:11-14a When the people of Israel were exiled into Babylon, everything they knew was turned inside out – their homes, their families, even their worship. And so, Jeremiah came with a word of hope for a hopeless people. He told them to build, plant and ...read more

  • "In The Year That King Uzziah Died..."

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 27, 2018
     | 1,626 views

    A sermon about call.

    “In the Year King Uzziah Died…” Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year that President Kennedy was shot. In the year that Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down. In the year that the Space Shuttle blew up. In the year that the planes hit the World Trade Center Towers. “In the year that King ...read more

  • "Visions And Dreams"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 16, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,365 views

    A sermon for Pentecost.

    “Dreams and Visions” Acts 2:1-21 A young football player, in the last two minutes of the game, his team down by 3, makes a touchdown. He runs faster than his legs can carry him, and farther than he ever dreamed of running. When the game is over, the coach says to him, “I didn’t know you ...read more

  • "Imitators Of Christ"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 13, 2018
     | 2,067 views

    A sermon about seeking to adopt the attitude of Jesus.

    “Imitators of Christ” Philippians 2:1-10 A mother was making breakfast for her two little boys—Kevin and Ryan. The boys starting arguing over who was going to get the first pancake, and so their mom saw this as the perfect opportunity for a moral lesson. “Now boys, hold on a minute. ...read more

  • "Up A Tree?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 2, 2018
     | 1,535 views

    A sermon about salvation by grace no matter who you are or what you have done.

    “Up a Tree?” Luke 19:1-10 “As Good as It Gets” is a 1997 comedy. In it Jack Nickolson plays Melvin Udall, a crude, obsessive-compulsive author who offends everyone he meets. But Melvin becomes enamored with Carol Connelly, a waitress played by Helen Hunt. She has seen Melvin at ...read more

  • "Learning To Live In Jesus"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 26, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,066 views

    A sermon about the parable of the Vine and branches using Eugene Peterson's The Message.

    John 15:1-8 “Learning to Live in Jesus” Jesus and His disciples have just finished the Last Supper. Following the Supper Jesus washed His disciples’ feet and told them that He was setting an example for them—that they should do for one another what He has done for them. From there ...read more

  • "Fear No Evil"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 18, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 641 views

    God is with us!!!

    “Fear No Evil” Psalm 23 Donald Barnhouse was the pastor of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church when his wife died and left him with two young daughters to raise alone. While he was driving to his wife’s funeral he realized that he needed to say something to explain what was ...read more

  • "Dare To Love"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,675 views

    A sermon about what it means to lay down our lives.

    “Dare to Love” 1 John 3:16-24 In Matthew Chapter 7 Jesus says an interesting thing. ***Put UP Words on Screen*** He says: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to ...read more

  • "First United Church"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 5, 2018
     | 1,440 views

    A sermon about rallying around the Resurrection.

    “First United Church” Acts 4:32-35 With the advent of Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook we have seen people become especially emboldened to argue, curse and call one another names—all from behind their computer screens and smart phones. It’s kind of like the phenomenon of how ...read more

  • "Hope In The Midst Of Despair"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,887 views

    A sermon for Easter.

    “Hope in the Midst of Despair” John 20:1-18 When you encounter the living Jesus, in the midst of despair, everything changes. In our Gospel Lesson for this morning, we are confronted with a rollercoaster of emotions. Our story begins in darkness. Mary Magdalene went to the ...read more