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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 — […]


God Calls Us to Live Life Large

A sermon preached on May 5, 2019 based upon John 21:1-17, entitled “God Calls us to Life Large” The impression you get in this story that seems tacked onto the Gospel of John is that the early followers have sort of lost their way.  At least seven of the original disciples are back up in […]


Thomas and the Longing for an Experience of God

A sermon preached on April 28th, 2019 based upon John 20:19-31, entitled, ‘Thomas and the Longing for an Experience of God” Thomas often gets a bad rap.  “Doubting Thomas,” is what he’s called.  Don’t be like Doubting Thomas.   I suspect this whole way of viewing Thomas arose from church authorities – that is “clergy” — […]

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