Sermons

Playfulness puts a smile on God' face. Worries lessen. We connect with friends. We make new friends. Playfulness is an obligation of faith. Here's why.
What does it mean to sing a new song? Such a song can bring you joy, bring you to life. But what if you lose your song, your joy? Here's…
The 'vulnerability of intimacy' is something we need to develop. Children have no problem naturally hugging others. We shouldn’t either. Jesus didn’t.
Do you have enough? How often are you in “want” mode? How often are you desiring, hoping, wishing for a thing, or an opportunity, or a relationship, you don’t have?…
Children display a resilience and hope that is much stronger than adults who’ve felt despair and defeat. But, God calls us to act on faith and believe something can happen.
How to let go? When all you want is to hold on tight? How to be still & trust that what you’ve taught them is enough? How to allow mistakes…
We can learn a lot about God if we return to experiencing life through the eyes of a child.

Known By My Scars

April 30, 2019
After the resurrection, Jesus was recognized by his scars. We too, are often known by what has marked us. Our wounds matter; they are a witness to the redeeming power…
We encounter emptiness throughout life. If that's you, put your trust in God's power to break open the empty tomb and fill it with light, angels, and the Good News.
Holy Time. It's limited and precious time, often spent in despair, not knowing what to do. It can be a time when we hold our breath and hope against hope.…
Jesus got angry at those who were threatened by the message of love and forgiveness. What can we learn about anger from his reaction?
The Lenten Season is meant to shake us, awaken us from lethargy, bring us back to center, bring us back to ourselves, bring us back to God. Even Jesus “emptied…
Jesus was a carpenter’s kid without education. He wasn't among the socially elite. Some were offended by him because he acted above his place in society. Who offends us if…
In Part 3 of the Give Up series we ask, "What does it mean to recognize the Bible playing out around us? How does that awareness impact our decisions?
Jesus provoked people to anger; in fact, he might provoke the same feeling in us. Here's how to move past anger, both with Jesus and others.
Who told you you're not allowed to fail? Everyone fails. Through failure we learn and in failure we lean on the abundant grace of God.

Cling to Jesus

March 26, 2019
In today's do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, there are some things we can't, in fact must not, do by ourselves, but rather in connection with others.
What are you praying for? The Lord's prayer has three distinct sections. Let's break them down and find out how our prayers can become more effective.
We must continue doing our work. The evil of this world wants to exploit our differences...it's not the person sitting on the other side from you. We cannot believe the…

Uncluttering

March 13, 2019
Uncluttering our lives is a major focus of Lent. Jesus said to 'get our house in order.' The example we set with our lives impacts others. Let's take stock and…
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