Sermon Archive

Stewardship, II: Work

Date: September 23, 2019

Bible Text: Isaiah 40:12–31 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in balance? —Isaiah 40:12   Last week Bill

Stewardship, I: The Life of the Mind

Date: September 15, 2019

Bible Text: Romans 12:1–2; 9–18 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ. —II Corinthians 10:4–5   Stewardship is a word you hear mostly in church, and almost nowhere else, but in church you hear

Bread from Heaven, VI: Who is the third?

Date: September 8, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 24:13–35 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Well as you can tell, this story from Easter Evening is partly inspired by last week’s story of Abraham inviting three strangers into his humble home and discovering that he is in fact entertaining God and two of God’s celestial ambassadors. Here two grieving friends

Bread from Heaven, V: Strangers and Angels

Date: September 1, 2019

Bible Text: Gen 18:1–5; Mt 25:34–45; Heb 13:2 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. —Hebrews 13:2 One day when Abraham was resting outside his tent during the stifling heat of mid-day, three travelers appear as if from nowhere, and

Bread from Heaven, IV: Food as Love

Date: August 25, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 14:13–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. “Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the

Bread from Heaven, II:
The Story of ‘And’

Date: August 11, 2019

Bible Text: I Kings 17:1–16 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.  —I Kings 17:14   Holy God, you

Bread from Heaven, I:
Trusting in Man Hu

Date: August 4, 2019

Bible Text: Selected verses of Exodus 16 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Eternal God, you promised never to break your covenant with us. Amid all the words spoken, promises made and broken in our generation, speak your eternal Word that endures. Open our hearts and minds through these words of scripture to trust. Guide us to respond

Facets of Faithfulness, VII: Gentleness

Date: July 21, 2019

Bible Text: Gal 5:22–23; Mic 6:6–8; Mt 11:28–29 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.  — Galatians 5:22–23   In English, we can talk about ‘a gentle man’—‘gentle’ and ‘man’ with a space between—and we