Sermons

March 4, 2018  LIVING IN COVENANT: THE WAY TO FREEDOM

During this season of Lent I am doing a series of sermons on “Living in Covenant.”  Just to review, a covenant is a committed relationship in which promises are made between covenant partners.  The Bible narrates how God has made a series of covenants with humanity throughout history.  The lectionary Old Testament lessons for Lent this year are stories of those covenants.  Understanding them is key to understanding our Christian faith.  And those covenants serve as models for human relationships as well.

February 18, 2018   LIVING IN COVENANT: THE EARTH

The season of Lent has begun.  Many of you were here for a beautiful Ash Wednesday worship service this past week.  Today is the first Sunday in Lent – the 40 days (not counting Sundays) that precede Easter Sunday – the most important celebration in the Christian church.  The season of Lent is an annual reminder or sharing in the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness after his baptism, as the story is told in the gospel reading for today.  As that time in the wilderness was for Jesus, Lent is a time for us to discern or renew our mission to proclaim God’s good news, and to wrestle with the temptations that continually try to turn us from that essential mission.


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Previous sermons


September 17 2017 - The End

September 3 2017 - Reflect

August 20 2017 - Sharing the Word

August 13 2017 - Fresh Start

August 6 2017 - D is for Delight