Aug 14: Forgiven and Healed

August 16, 2016

One of the most humorous - and most profound - episodes in the life of Jesus involves the paralyzed man lowered through the roof by his friends into the home where Jesus was speaking. 


July 31: Evil Spirits and Mental Health

August 1, 2016

What happens when the goodness of Jesus encounters the evil and craziness of the world? (1 Samuel 16:14-23, Mark 1:16-28, Romans 12:21)


July 24: Starting Small

July 26, 2016

If Jesus wanted to turn the world upside down, he could hardly have chosen a less likely group of disciples to carry out his mission. He chose ordinary people and helped them do extraordinary things; he still does the same thing today. 


July 17: False Choices, True Peace

July 21, 2016

What do you say to 170 visitors at your church for a worship service, especially when nearly 100 of them are high school seniors presenting special music? Here's what I felt God was leading me to say.


July 3: It’s Time to Turn Around

July 7, 2016

Jesus came with a clear message: If you don't want to miss what God is doing, it's time to turn around!


June 5: Weeds among the Wheat

June 30, 2016

The church may be the strangest organization in the world: those who are convinced they belong often don't, and those who are convinced they don't belong often do.


June 26: The Devil Strikes Out

June 28, 2016

Political success generally comes from making a deal with the devil. Jesus chose a different path.


June 19: A Baptismal Launch

June 20, 2016

Sunday was a great day - with a baptismal surprise!


June 12: Yearning for a Better World

June 15, 2016

This begins a new sermon series telling the story of Jesus as the Bible tells it and not as so many churches do. 


May 29: Unexpected Faith

June 2, 2016

1 Kings 18 tells of a violent conflict between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. Luke 7 tells of Jesus being amazed by finding faith and compassion in the most unexpected place. Elijah is a favorite of those who want to battle other religions; Jesus (as so often happens) calls us to something completely different.