Legacy of Faith, A Sermon Series

Queen Elizabeth I’s last words are reputed to be, “All my possessions for a moment of time!”  That’s sad.  It doesn’t indicate a sense of completion, of satisfaction, of peace.  How very different the words of the apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith!”  […]

Not Like the Nations, A Sermon Series beginning 4/16/23

1 Samuel is a fun and exciting book.  War, murder, palace intrigue (all the stuff the fellas enjoy), all this and more is here in spades.  So too the pathos and tender love of a mother, the grief of children gone wrong (and all the human interest anyone could desire).  From the polymath genius of […]

Seven: I AM. A Sermon Series beginning 2-12-23

Some of the best known teachings of Jesus are found in the gospel of John.  These include the seven “I AM” statements.  Bread of Life, Light of the World, Door, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and Life, Way Truth and Life, the True Vine.  Each of these statements are profoundly revealing in their own way, and all […]

The Prophet, A Sermon Series on the Prophet Isaiah

The Prophet.  The prophet Isaiah is the most important of all the writing prophets.  He is quoted more often than any of them (and, indeed, more than any OT book other than the Psalms). He calls God’s people to faithfulness in the midst of a time of increasing unbelief and rebellion.  He holds forth both […]

When I Consider… A Sermon Series Exploring the Reasonability of our Faith

David reflects in Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider the works of your hands, the moon and stars that you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?”  No doubt David considered these kinds of things while he whiled away the hours on a hillside outside of Bethlehem tending his father’s […]