Sermons

Do You See Me?

SCRIPTURE: John 5:1-17, New Revised Standard Version 5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame,…

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…

Make Your Choice

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:14-22 (The Message to Laodicea), NRSV 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God’s creation: 15 “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. 16…

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…

Wake Up!

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:1-6 (Message to Sardis), Good News Translation 3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: “This is the message from the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know what you are doing; I know that you have the reputation of being alive, even though…

Shine

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:12-17 (Church of Pergamum) NIV 12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. 13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not…

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…