Category: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons

06
Jun

The Task of the Second Half of Life

A sermon preached on June 6, 2021 2Corinthians 4:16 – 5:1 entitled “The Task of the Second Half of Life.” So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight […]

16
May

The Mystery of Prayer

A sermon given on May 16, 2021 based upon John 17:9-15, entitled “The Mystery of Prayer.” Our reading this morning comes from the middle of an extended prayer that Jesus made to God on behalf of his disciples.  Listen for the word of the Lord. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking […]

10
May

The Love that Involves a Deep Knowing

A sermon preached on May 9, 2021 – Mother’s Day – based upon John 15:9-17 entitled, “The Love that Involves a Deep Knowing.” An odd little memory of my mother arose from my unconscious this week as I was pondering the Gospel lesson and wondering what I might say that would have some bearing on […]

03
May

An Unexpected Chariot Ride

The sermon preached on May 2nd, 2021 based upon Acts 8:26-40, entitled “An Unexpected Chariot Ride”.  Our scripture lesson tells an incredible story that many of you may never have heard before.  It  comes from the Book of Acts – as in “Acts o the Apostles”, but might better be called “The Acts of the […]

26
Apr

Shepherds, Hired Hands, Wolves and Sheep

A sermon preached on April 25, 2021 based upon John 10:11-18 entitled, “Shepherds, Hired Hands, Wolves and Sheep”. There are four different images that Jesus uses in this brief passage, and it’s worth considering with which of these images we identify?  They are shepherds, hired hands, sheep and wolves. Let’s begin with shepherds and hired […]

12
Apr

Is It True?

The sermon preached on April 4th, 2021 – Easter Sunday – based upon Mark 16:1-8 entitled, “Is it True?” This seems like a deeply unsatisfying ending for Mark’s Gospel. We want to holler, “Come on Mark, finish the story! Tell us some joyous stories like you get in the later Gospels about Jesus appearing to […]