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 […]

“Pits, Prisons, Power, and the Providence of God”

September 23, 2018 | Genesis 39:1-23, 50:20

This is our third week hearing stories from the Hebrew Bible, which we call the Old Testament.  Last week we heard the story of Abraham and Sarah who were called by God to leave their home and set out on a journey with God.  God covenants with them and promises three things:  from them will […]

“Getting to the Rainbow”

September 9, 2018 | Portions of Genesis 6, 8, and 9

This past week I came across the story of a minister who was giving a children’s sermon about this flood story.  After telling the story, she asked the kids to close their eyes and use their imaginations:  “What do you see, what do you smell, what do you hear?,” she asked.  Without skipping a beat, […]