2016 Sermons

December 4, 2016 “Do not presume to say, “We have the founding fathers as our ancestors. God is able from these stones to raise up children of America”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12

November 20, 2016 “The Vineyard and the Lord of Hosts in the United States”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 5:1-8, Luke 22:14-32

November 13, 2016  “They Shall Sit Under Their Own Fig Tree and No one Shall Make Them Afraid”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 6:1-10, Luke 13:1-9

November 6, 2016 “Fruitful Living”
Scripture Readings: Leviticus 19:9-18, James 5:7-16

October 30, 2016 “Christ Will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death”
Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 8:7-18, Phil. 1: 1-14, 19-24

October 23, 2016 “Fruit in the Bible and in Our Faith: Chose Whom You Will Serve: the Bramble or the Vine”
Scripture Readings: Genesis 2:15-18, Judges 9:5-22

October 9, 2016 “Facing Racism 4: The Measure You Give Will Be the Measure You Get Back”
Scripture Readings: James 2:1-9, Luke 6:20-38

September 26, 2016 “Facing Racism 2: Black Lives Matter”
Scripture Readings: Exodus 23:1-9, Matthew 7:1-5, Deuteronomy 20:10-18

September 19, 2016 “Facing Racism 1: Jews, Christians and the Bible”
Scripture Readings: Leviticus 25:39-47, Luke 10:25-36, John 8: 31-36

September 4, 2016 “Vanity and Satisfaction”
Scripture Readings: 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Ecclesiastes 6

August 28, 2016 “The Great Banquet Table and the Protestant Work Ethic
Scripture Readings: Psalm 127:1-2, Luke 14 1, 7-14

August 21. 2016 “Science, Technology and Jesus – the Carpenter and Physician
Scripture Readings: Mark 6:1 to 6, Luke 13:10-17

August 7, 2016 “Faith is the Assurance of Things Hoped For, the Conviction of Things Not Seen”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Hebrews 11:1-8

July 24, 2016 “Life is What Happens to Us While We are Busy Making Other Plans” Marriage 6
Scripture Readings: Job 1:17-21, 2:3-9, Matthew 5:27-42, Ephesians 6:10-18

July 17, 2016 “To Have and To Hold, For Better or Worse – the Ideal and the Real” Marriage 5
Scripture Readings: John 4:5-29, James 1:9-27

June 19, 2016 “Honeymoon Roulette” Marriage 2
Scripture Readings: I Corinthians 13:1-13, Song of Solomon 4:9-16, James 1:1-6

June 5, 2016 “The Stanford Axe, proto-Anglicans, and King David”
Scripture Readings: I Chronicles 15

May 29, 2016 “The Centurion, Memorial Day and Christian Pacifism”
Scripture Readings: I Kings 8:37-43, Luke 7:1-10

May 15, 2016 “I am in my Father, and You in Me, and I in You”
Scripture Readings: John 14:8-27, Acts 2:1-21

May 8, 2016 “Knitting in the Dark”
Scripture Readings: Psalm 139:1-14, Isaiah 66:9-13, Matthew 23:37-39

May 1, 2016 “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled, and Do Not Let Them Be Afraid”
Scripture Readings: Psalm 67, John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10-22:5

March 27, 2016 “Four Gospels – Easter 2016″
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 65:17-21, Acts 10:34-43

March 13 “Forgetting What Lies Behind and Straining Forward to What Lies Ahead”
Scripture Readings: Amos 5:18-24, I John 4:7-21, Philippians 3:4-14

March 6 “Civil Disobedience and Early Christian Martyrs”
Scripture Readings: Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 5:38-48

February 28 “Sometimes We Need a Trim”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:1-17, Luke 13:1-9

February 21 “Mother Hen Gathers Her Chicks
Scripture Readings: Genesis 15:1-11, 17-18, Philippians 3:14-4:1, Luke 13:31-35

February 14 “The Temptation of Power”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 58:1-12, Luke 4:1-13

February 7 “Transfigured”
Scripture Readings: Luke 9:28-36

January 24 “Strengthened and Empowered by the Spirit”
Scripture Readings: 1 Corinthians: 12:12-31, Luke 4:14-21

January 17  “Is the Party Over”?
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John2:1-11