Sermons by Rev. Chris Kliesen Wehrman

Joseph’s Dreams

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 1:18-25, New International VersionItalicized names/words are added from the Tree of Life Version JOSEPHS: 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: MARYS: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit, the…

Love & Thunder

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 3:1-12, The Message 1-2 While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called “the Baptizer,” was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.”3 John and his message were authorized by Isaiah’s prophecy: Thunder in the…

An Unexpected Feast

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 3:1-14, The Voice Translation Note: [ ] indicates change for gender inclusionItalics are used by The Voice Translation. “Adonai” and “hineni” are used in the Tree of Life Version. Narrator: 1 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. One day he led the flock to the…

When the Way Opens – Or Closes

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:7-13, The Message The Message to Philadelphia7 Write this to Philadelphia, to the Angel of the church. The Holy, the True – David’s key in his hand, opening doors no one can lock, locking doors no one can open – speaks: 8 “I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve…

Dancing in the Rain

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:8-11 (Church of Smyrna), MSG 8 Write this to Smyrna, to the Angel of the church. The Beginning and Ending, the First and Final One, the Once Dead and Then Come Alive, speaks: 9 “I can see your pain and poverty—constant pain, dire poverty—but I also see your wealth. And I hear the…

The Body of Christ: Paint by Number

SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9-21 New International Version, The Message, New Living Translation[What is bracketed] and circled numbers were added for our reading last Sunday. 9 Love must be sincere. Don’t just pretend to love others. Hate what is evil, what is wrong; cling to what isgood. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight…

Rx: Wow

SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:4-13 (NIV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of…