Sermons

Woman, You Are Set Free!

August 18

Jesus saw a woman in the crowd who was bent over and crippled. Compassionately, he healed her, but that drew fire from the ruler of the local synagogue because he healed her on the Sabbath - a day when no work was to be done. That opened up an opportunity for Jesus to do some teaching in that community.

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Dressed and Ready

August 11

In your household, is there one member who is typically dressed and ready to leave the house while another is always running late, keeping others waiting? In today's Gospel passage, Jesus warns his listeners that they should be dressed and ready - but not to be taken by coach to the ball - they need to be dressed and ready for service when the master returns. How do we dress for service to our Lord? What does that look like today?

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Bigger Barns

August 4

One day as Jesus was teaching, someone from the crowd appealed to Jesus to settle a dispute about ownership, property, and inheritance. Jesus did not let him push him into that role. In fact, he used it as an opportunity to talk about the meaning of life and the abundance of possessions. To make his point, he told a parable about a rich fool whose life consisted of planning for how he would store all of his surplus grain. The psalm for the day holds part of the clue for the antidote for such foolishness: a thankful heart.

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Are You Held Captive?

July 28

The Apostle Paul warned the Colossians not to let anyone take them captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy. Could there be a more timely message for today? What are some of the false gods and false philosophies that threaten to take you prisoner? How can we escape their hold?

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Only One Thing is Needed

July 21

Some of us are good at making lists: shopping lists, "to do" lists, wish lists, packing lists. But maybe we only need to list one thing. "Martha, Martha," Jesus began, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better." What is that "one thing needed" that Martha found so difficult to choose?

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Dip Yourself 7 Times

July 14

Naaman was a powerful Aramean general, but his heroism in battle and his rank and strength gave him no protection from the leprosy that struck him. His Jewish servant girl suggested he ask the Prophet Elisha for help. He asked, but the answer he received was not what he had expected.

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Who is My Neighbor?

July 7

Through the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us to show mercy and to love our neighbor. We are called to love as he loves us. We welcome back Mahlon Boyer as our lay preacher this morning.

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Not In His Right Mind

June 30

Not In His Right Mind

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