Clinging Like Ivy

Date: August 30, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-27 |

We continue the story from last week of Jesus exploring and explaining his identity with the disciples. Simon Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God, but when Jesus talks about what
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Who Am I?

Date: August 23, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20 |

In the Matthew text for this week, Jesus asked his disciples about his public persona and his identity. There was a variety of opinion about who he was, but Simon figured it out. Jesus is
By |2020-08-23T14:54:09-04:00August 23rd, 2020|

Mission Impossible

Date: August 9, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 |

Pastor David is back from vacation. This week we look at the beloved story of Jesus walking on the water. Although, mostly we look at what led up to his doing that, Peter's response, and
By |2020-08-09T16:55:57-04:00August 9th, 2020|

Growing Up Together

Date: July 19, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-33 |

The kingdom of heaven is like... well, all sorts of things. In today's gospel lesson, Jesus teaches about the kingdom by using parables, short illustrative stories that make a point. He says the kingdom of
By |2020-07-19T21:42:19-04:00July 19th, 2020|

Graduated Cylinder

Date: July 12, 2020

Bible Text: Philippians 4:4-13 |

This week we are recognizing our graduates in the Class of 2020. Pastor David has a brief sermon based on Philippians 4:4-13 using a graduated cylinder. Then four of our graduates tell us of their
By |2020-07-14T16:54:22-04:00July 14th, 2020|

That Thing You Do

Date: July 5, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 7:15-25, Matthew 11:16-30 |

During Jesus' ministry, it seems that not everyone took him seriously. Our text today is a clear indication that many who witnessed Jesus' work were largely unmoved by it. These many years later, that hasn't
By |2020-07-07T14:41:47-04:00July 7th, 2020|

Letting God Be God (Again)

Date: June 28, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-18 |

Over the last few weeks while the world turned upside down, we have looked at passages from Paul's letter to the Romans and the Genesis story of Abraham and Sarah as they waited for God
By |2020-06-29T00:14:26-04:00June 29th, 2020|

Static Cling

Date: June 21, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 6:1-11, Matthew 10:24-39 |

The texts for this week push our understanding of what it means to be Jesus' disciple. He himself says we must give him our highest loyalties while not expecting to be treated any better by
By |2020-06-23T18:57:43-04:00June 23rd, 2020|

Long Time Coming

Date: June 14, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-11, Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 |

Waiting is one skill that seems to be a requirement for those who put their faith in the Lord. In our service we hear some of the story of Sarah and Abraham, who had grown
By |2020-06-14T20:58:28-04:00June 14th, 2020|

E Pluribus Unum

Date: June 7, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis 1, Matthew 28:16-20 |

This is Trinity Sunday, the week after Pentecost in which, having heard of the coming of the Holy Spirit after Jesus' resurrection, we celebrate the holy Three-in-One Godhead. Yeah, that sounds like mumbo-jumbo, so we
By |2020-06-08T18:43:07-04:00June 8th, 2020|