General

General

Apr 2015 - Jul 2019
Sermons in this series
11:00am, Sunday, January 24, 2016
Passage: Luke 4:14-21
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
The beginning of each year is a time of setting out or agenda, personally and professionally. In today’s Gospel, Jesus lets the words of the prophet Isaiah shape his agenda. His core mission is to bring God’s kingdom rule that changes hearts and lives. This is every Christian’s agenda too: to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. [Organ / Epiphany 3]
9:00am, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Passage: Luke 2:1-12
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 38 secs
When’s the last time you’ve been invited to a wedding? God says the Kingdom of Heaven is like a wedding feast, and the good news is that we’re ALL invited! Not only invited but called to be a part of it. The news gets even better. We are gifted in many and various ways to know life at its fullest and best.
11:00am, Sunday, January 10, 2016
Passage: Luke 3:15
Series: General
Duration: 23 mins 36 secs
What are your expectations this year? Are they great or small? Why or why not? What does God expect of us? More importantly, what do we expect from God? This is where our meditation takes us to today, as we look at what John the Baptist and others expected. Then we see how Jesus and God speak into what we are to expect. [Organ - Baptism of Jesus]
9:00am, Sunday, January 3, 2016
Passage: Isaiah 60:1-6
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 52 secs
This Epiphany we look at how a star brought wise men (Magi) from the East to a place and person that would change their lives. How we change depends a lot on who or what we’re following. It also depends on who we think we are. May we see ourselves as God does. [Piano - Epiphany]
9:00am, Sunday, December 27, 2015
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 21 secs
We all want the best for our children. as did Mary and Hannah in today's readings. To many of us today, Hannah's decision to dedicate her only son Samuel to service in the temple from the age of 3 seems extreme. But is this not the kind of life that we invoke in baptism? [Instrumental - Christmas 1]
11:30pm, Thursday, December 24, 2015
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 45 secs
Bono put the artistic reason for his Christianity so beautifully: "the poetic appropriateness of that unspeakable Power manifesting itself as a baby born on straw poverty." In this world, power is misunderstood, and inevitably intertwined with violence and control. The prophets dreamed of a different way -- a different way that came to life on Christmas Eve. [Organ/A capella voices - Christmas Eve]
9:00am, Sunday, November 15, 2015
Passage: Mark 13:8
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 35 secs
Jesus warned us that being a Christian was not going to be easy. He also warned that the world would be full of strife. But like birth pains, these struggles will be forgotten after our birth into the glorious new life that awaits us. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 25]
11:00am, Sunday, November 8, 2015
Passage: Mark 12:38-44
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 26 secs
The story of the impoverished widow giving all she had to the temple treasury is a hard one for us to hear. Because this is not just about giving more money. This is about giving our entire lives in service to God. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 24]
9:00am, Sunday, November 1, 2015
Passage: John 11:40
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 6 secs
The glory of God is inexpressibly huge, way beyond our minds' understanding. Consider three mountains: the first is his Creation, which declares the glory of God. This includes his incarnation. Second is the mountain of grief and suffering, which is also the mountain of salvation. Without a cross, there is no crown. Third is the mountain of resurrection, when Jesus overcame death. [Organ/Choir - All Saints]
11:00am, Sunday, October 25, 2015
Passage: John 8:31-36
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 12 secs
Recently the national Synod brought our church family together for serious talk about difficult issues, on which we do not all agree. Because we stand united around the Cross, the discussions were conducted in a palpable atmosphere of respect and mutual support. [Organ/Choir - Reformation Sunday]