Sermons from 2017

Sermons from 2017

Use It or Lose It

Sermon from September 10, 2017. This is the 6th and final sermon of a series on the Kingdom of God parables. This parable is from Matthew 25:14-30, and it’s probably familiar to you if you’ve been in churches for a little while. It’s often used for capital campaigns or drumming up volunteers for various ministries. But I don’t think that’s…


The sermon from October 22, 2017. It’s part 5 of 6 of a sermon series on Moses. This passage is when Moses makes a rather odd request of God: “Show me your glory.” Not much for us to pull for our lives since we very likely won’t be given this kind of opportunity. But there’s still a lesson for us to learn here in terms of mystery and the…

Through the Waters

Sermon from October 15, 2017. The Scripture text is Exodus 14:19-31 and it recounts one of the most well-known stories in the Bible: the parting of the Red Sea. It’s a definitive moment of deliverance for this new nation. The waters open and the people pass through the waters. But where is Moses in all of this. Moses holds out his hand over the waters, twice.


This is the 2nd sermon in the series about Moses: A Life Lived with God delivered on October 1, 2017. The sermon is based on Exodus 3:1-15 and takes seriously the history of Moses and the encounter with the Divine in the wilderness of Midian. Moses is far from where he ought to be, but God is there with him. That place is holy ground. Where are you?

The Nation in the Basket

Sermon on September 24, 2017. This is the first in a sermon series on the life of Moses: A Life Lived with God. The Scripture is Exodus 1:8-2:10. It speaks of Moses’ beginnings, and describes the people who had a hand in making him who he is. Everyone knows the boy in the basket is Moses, but it’s not just him in the basket. It’s the hopes and history of…

Amazing Grace! Now What?

Sermon on September 17, 2017. The voice is that of Shawn Simic, a lay member of the church. He delivers a sermon about the blind spots that we often carry with us. Have a listen, you’ll be blessed by it. The text read is Ephesians 1:15-23.

No Fair!

The sermon from August 27, 2017 based on the Parable of the Laborers in Matthew 20:1-16. It’s a strange story. Earlier in the service, one of our members had the children act out a version of the story where some of them worked harder and longer than others and yet they all got the same payment (bubble gum). He then left a cliffhanger out there explaining what it…

Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Sermon from August 20, 2017. The sermon arises from the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in Matthew 20:1-16. The parable is about one man who is forgiven a ridiculous amount of money who can’t seem to pass it along. We don’t know anything about that, right? We never hold people to a different standard than we hold ourselves to.

Weed Your Garden, Bro

Sermon from August 13, 2017. The sermon is based on the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-42. The parable is familiar, but somehow we often miss the point of the parable. It’s not a coded story about how one day all the good people will be saved at the end of time. It’s more about here and now and what we do until then. What do we do in an…