Sermons (Page 13)

When the Church is a Body

A scripture passage speaking of the “body” of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-27 The Message and the New International Version (v 27) 1 What I (Paul) want to talk about now is the various ways God’s Spirit gets worked into our lives. 4-11 God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere;…

When the Church is a Tree

A set of scripture passages speaking of trees. Ezekial 47:12 NIV12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” Matthew 13:31-32 NIV31 [Jesus] told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which [someone] took…

When the Church is a Musical Instrument

SCRIPTURE: A collection of passages speaking of music and harmony.New Living Version Psalm 33:2-32 Play joyous melodies of praise upon the lyre and on the harp. 3 Compose new songs of praise to [the Creator], accompanied skillfully on the harp; sing joyfully. Ephesians 5:1919 Talk with each other much about the Lord, quoting psalms and hymns and singing sacred songs, making music in your hearts to [God].Note: Nearly one third of the 150 Psalms in the bible are songs of…

The Pentecost Project: A Vocal Orchestration

A video based on Acts 2:1-17 and Ezekiel 37:1-14 Readers: Jan Ekern, David Nyberg, Mary Parish, Steve Ozanne, Kathy Webb, Tony Williams; Chris Kliesen WehrmanWritten, directed; illustrated by Chris Kliesen WehrmanVideo by Steve Ozanne, recorded separately, combined & compiled Click “play” below to hear Pastor Chris’ introduction to the video above:

A Radical Riddle: What to Wear?

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:11-18, New International Version 10 Be strong in the [Creator’s] mighty power.11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of…

It’s Saturday Morning: Is Your Room Clean?

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 65:17-25, Contemporary English Version Elyon is one of the biblical names for God.It means “most high God,” and is related to Elohim, a plural word, which is the very first name used for the Creator in the book of Genesis. 17 I, Elyon, am creating new heavens and a new earth; everything of the past will be forgotten.18 Celebrate and be glad forever! I am creating a Jerusalem, full of happy people.19 I will celebrate with Jerusalem and…

Bring Potato Chips

SCRIPTURE Luke 17:20-21Good News Translation20 Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come.His answer was: “The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen by sight. 21 No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 8:16-18Common English Bible16 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or puts it under a bed. No. Instead,…

Co-Conspirators

SCRIPTURE PASSAGES on breath Psalm 33:6By the word of God the heavens were made, and by the breath of God’s the stars appeared. Job 33:4[Job said:] The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Mark 15:37Letting out a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. And yet, as we read together recently from John… John 20:22When he had said, [“Peace to you”],Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”…

Fulfilled

SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:36-49Living Bible | The Message | Easy To Read | Common English Bible PROLOGUE: 35 [Later that same day, after rushing back to Jerusalem be with the disciples] the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread.] 36 And just as they were telling about it, Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them,…

What’s the Doubt About?

SCRIPTURE: John 20:19-31 Common English Bible 19 It was still the first day of the week.That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy.21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As [my Abba…