God in Life and Ministry
“Freedom in Christ” Romans 6:12-23 Last Sunday we talked about the transforming Grace of God. If you remember Paul was speaking about justifying grace. That is the Grace of God that forgives us and brings us into a relationship with God. It does not mean that all our wrongs and sins are accepted before God,Continue reading “Sunday Sermon – June 28, 2020”
Alive in Christ Romans 6:1b-11 Video – One Way Love –a prison conversion story. The video is a real and powerful account of how God can miraculously enter into and change a life The woman in the video said she used crystal meth for 15 years, and branched off into dealing inContinue reading “Sunday’s Sermon June 21, 2020”
“Preparing for the Journey” Matthew 9:35-10:11 Welcome to Spring! Recently, Jane and I made a trip to bring back our travel trailer that was stored in a barn belonging to Jane’s Aunt. Every year as the weather warms, I find myself spending a few hours maintaining, repairing, cleaning, and stocking my camper in hopes thatContinue reading “Sermon for June 14, 2020”
This coming Sunday, June 14, we will be returning to having worship service in our church. Still there will be a number of precautions that we will be following, due to the continuing presence of Covid 19 in our world. While I know these precautions will hamper the celebration of our time together, I believeContinue reading “As We Are Returning to Worship”
Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV)16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and makeContinue reading “Sermon for June 7, 2020”
The Trinity This coming Sunday is called Trinity Sunday. It is set aside to celebrate the understanding of God as being three in one. Usually we speak of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The concept being reached for is that God has expressed God’s person to us in what humanly seemsContinue reading “Trinity Sunday is coming Next”
John 7:37-39 (NRSV) 37 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38 and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of livingContinue reading “The Waters of Salvation -Sermon for May 31, 2020”
In conversation with those in church leadership, it has been decided that we will not be holding worship services on May 31st. The stay at home order was extended until June 12th There are legitimate concerns about the transmission of the virus from people traveling and celebrating during the Memorial Day weekend. A number ofContinue reading “Worship Services are Still on Hold”
Final Words John 17:1-11 1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.Continue reading “May 24th Sermon “Final Words””
A Family Resemblance John 14:15-21 When I was quite young, it was not unusual that I would be out somewhere with my family and someone would see me and ask, “Where did you get that red hair, or where did you get all those freckles?” Quite honestly, I never knew what to say. AsContinue reading “May 17, 2020 Sermon”
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