Author: Pastor Jeff

15
Jul

The Grace to Experience Compassion

A sermon preached on July 14th, 2019 based upon Luke 10:25-37 As Jesus is heading to Jerusalem where he will lay down his life for all people, much like we heard James and John do in the passage from confirmation Sunday, a man comes to Jesus to ask a question that sounds “spiritual” but is […]

07
Jul

Freedom

A sermon preached on July 7th, 2019 based upon Galatians 5:1, 13-25.   This past week we celebrated the 4th of July, a day which always inspires a lot of talk about “freedom.”  Usually when we do so we are referencing our freedom from British tyranny, or any other foreign power that might seek to […]

05
Jul

(em)Power(ment)

A sermon preached by Steve Blake on June 30th, 2019. The Methodist Lectionary after Pentecost and Trinity Sundays references to the Inheritance of God as Christians. So, we have been sent the Holy Spirit in many voices. And, as a Christian we benefit from the different parts of the holy Trinity. These gifts make up […]

25
Jun

My Little Confirmation Sunday Sermon

June 23rd, 2019 I was thinking I might use this time to cover everything I didn’t cover in the past three months, so you guys don’t mind if I go on for a couple of hours, do you? Just kidding.  What I would like to do is simply express the core of what I’ve been […]

09
Jun

What Pentecost Means for Today

A sermon given on June 9th, 2019 – Pentecost Sunday – based upon Acts 2:1-21. Once more we will take this week’s story in segments, so I can comment along the way. In Luke’s Gospel, before the risen Jesus departed from earth, he instructed his disciples to “stay in Jerusalem until they had received power […]

03
Jun

“Singing in Prison”

A sermon preached on June 2nd, 2019 based upon Acts 16:16-34, entitled “Singing in Prison.” This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible.  It comes from the book of Acts, which was written by Luke the Gospel writer.  Acts tells the story of how first apostles — led by the Holy Spirit — […]

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