Contributed on Feb 16, 2016
Christ called disciples to a mission in the world. The call is distinctive, costly and transforming. This sermon touches on who Christ calls, the cost involved and the priority of the mission.
Mission is such a nebulous word. When we talk about mission in church settings, our minds immediately go the work we do in the community and around the world—we think about the church being in missions. We begin this message series and have made the focus of this Lenten season Mission: ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2016
The Church is called by Christ to be ON a mission. There is one reason that underlies the entirety of the mission--the crowds. This message explores the reasons Jesus called the Church to be on a mission.
We began Mission: Possible last week with a serious look at the call for the church, in general, and disciples in particular to be ON a mission from God. It isn’t enough to see ourselves as being IN missions, but rather on a continuing mission. To be sure, being engaged in mission work is ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2016
Long before Jesus stood on the hillside outside Jerusalem to commission the disciples, he commissioned them in Galilee for a ministry with a message, a method and a means to fulfill it.
Mission: Possible The Commission Luke 9: 1 – 6 Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without training wheels? Or, do you remember your first day of school? Perhaps you remember your first date. Maybe you remember the time you left home for college, or the first time you ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2016
Heaven is so much more than something to think about when we're old. The mission Christ calls his body to has a reason, an end and a destination. We're working for something and toward something. That something we call heaven.
This 85 year old couple, having been married almost 60 years, died in a car crash. They had been in good health the last ten years mainly due to her interest in health food, and exercise. When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion which was decked out with a beautiful ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2016
The church celebrates its mission every time it gathers for worship, especially on Sunday, and especially on Easter Sunday. This Easter sermons reflects on the mystery that is the central celebration of the Church--the resurrection.
When I was a little boy, my grandmother had a large conch shell. I don’t know where that old shell came from. I’m not sure if she ever went to the beach, or if someone brought it to her from their beach trip. What I remember is holding that conch shell up to my ear and being told I ...read more