Sermon Series
  • 1. When You Want To Give The Very Best

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2015

    What would your life be like if you were giving Jesus your very best?

    “When You Want to Give the Very Best” Mt. 2:1-12 Are you giving Jesus your very best? What would your life be like if you were? What might be different – perhaps even radically different? As you reflect on that, let’s look at the Magi - the Gentiles – who made a more

  • 2. Do You Really Want God To Come?

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2015

    Even so, come Lord Jesus. Really? Are you sure?

    “Jesus 101: Do you Really Want God to Come?” Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-14 Many liturgical prayers end with the phrase “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” One of our communion prayers ends the same way. Even the book of Revelation (22:20) ends with “He who testifies to these more

  • 3. No Need

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2015

    You have no need! Can you believe it?

    “Jesus 101: No Need” Matthew 3:1-17 It must have been quite the scene. First, consider the location: the Desert. It’s not where an up and coming preacher should try to build his new church! Second, there was John the Baptist who was quite a sight! “John's clothes were more

  • 4. Drawing From Our Roots

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2015

    Jesus' baptism was high point of His life - but it led Him straight to the desert of testing and temptation.

    “Jesus 101: Drawing From Our Roots” Luke 4:1-13 & 6:46-49 The night of my Ordination – the time at which I officially became a Minister of the Word – is still vivid in my mind. The joy, the solemnity, the anointing through laying on of hands – when the night was more

  • 5. The Life Of Second Fiddles

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2015

    Being a Second fiddles isn't necessarily a bad thing - consider Andrew.

    “Jesus 101: The Life of Second Fiddles” John 1:29-42 Have you ever stood in the shadow of someone else, by whom you were always compared? It didn’t matter how good you were, or how well you performed; they were always the star, always got the solo, and always got the publicity more

  • 6. Nothing But Trash

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2015

    Wouldn't it be horrible to have to keep all our trash and haul it around for ourselves?

    “Jesus 101: Nothing But Trash” Is. 53:1-12 Every Thursday evening Barb and I pull trash duty – we put all our trash and garbage in the big brown container and place it by the street. Friday, trash haulers come by and carry it all away to a place designed to dispose of nothing more

  • 7. Grabbing The Glory

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2015

    People love to finish strong. Jesus, in fact, spent significant time doing just that.

    “Jesus 101: Grabbing the Glory” Mark 9:2-13 People love to finish strong. Most of us desire to “go out in a blaze of glory.” Athletes want go out as champions. Actors hope their last performance is award winning. Preachers want their last sermon to be their best. And more