Sermon Archive

Simple Choices

Date: January 11, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 1:1–11 |

I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the the Holy Spirit. —Mark 1:8I was six weeks old when I was baptized. The only reason I know this is my aunt sent me a photo as a way to remember. It’s a black and white

Without a Trace of Partiality

Date: January 18, 2015

Bible Text: Luke 4:14–30 |

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of  sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.        —Luke 4:18Sometimes when

Rocky’s Little Brother

Date: January 25, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 1:14–20 |

And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”       —Mark 1:17Brothers Andrew and Simon ran a small fishing fleet on the Sea of Galilee in partnership with those other brothers James and John. They were after Carp, sardines, and mullet, also

Take the Limit off of God

Date: February 1, 2015

Bible Text: John 14:12 |

Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.       —John 14:12

Seen, Noticed, Called

Date: February 1, 2015

Bible Text: Luke 2:22–40 |

8 a.m. Worship ServiceGuided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God   —Luke 2:27–28. Christmas comes to an end tomorrow. Tomorrow. You

Emperor over All Maladies

Date: February 8, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 1:21–39 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.  —Mark 1:34In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus begins his public ministry with a sermon at the synagogue in Capernaum, a small village on

At the Summit of El Capitan

Date: February 15, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 9:2–10 |

Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”  —Mark 9:7I’ll bet many of you have been to the summit of El Capitan, but probably not by the shortest and most direct route. El Capitan is

Taming the Beast

Date: February 22, 2015

Bible Text: Genesis 9:8–17 and Mark 1:9–15 |

He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.   —Mark 1:13You should see the parade of children from A Joyful Noise preschool as they file past Dudley, who sits enthroned in the hallway, just

The Right Answer for the Wrong Reason

Date: March 1, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 8:27–38 |

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’  —Mark 8:34  Everybody knows it’s not enough to get the right answer. You have to get the right answer for

When Jesus Saw Their Faith

Date: March 8, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 2:1–12 |

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’  —Mark 2:5  Don’t you just love the shameless chutzpah of these guys in this story? In the Yiddish dictionary under chutzpah, there’s a picture of these four guys cutting a hole in a roof. Here’s how