Sermons


The Holy Spirit as Communion—Our “With Oneness”

June 9, 2019 | Acts 2:1-18; Genesis 1:1-2

Pentecost is a celebration of the powerful outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on all flesh, and this week thinking about this Spirit outpouring I felt a lot of sadness.  I don’t think the early Christians gave us this story to make us feel sad.  Quite the opposite.  They told it to remind us what the […]

“The Spirit Made Me Do It!”

June 2, 2019 | Acts 11:1-18

A young woman sent an email to the Church this week asking for help.  Her good friend has gotten involved with a church that, in her words “teaches that homosexuality is a sin.”  This friend has begun to believe and say hateful things, and is learning about conversion therapies for gay and lesbian people.  The […]

“Same Road, Different Destination”

May 12, 2019 | Acts 9:1-20 

Even people who have never actually heard the Biblical story of Saul being knocked to his knees by a light from heaven know what it means to have a “Damascus road experience.”  You were headed in one direction, or maybe without direction, a little lost, and then suddenly, you were going in a different direction, […]

“Doing the Next Thing”

May 5, 2019 | John 21:1-19

This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.  And Jesus finds them fishing.  I have to confess, my first response to the fact that after experiencing Jesus alive twice, the disciples have gone fishing, is to say, “what’s up with that?  Really guys?  That’s […]