Preparing Our Hearts

(A sermon series in 8 parts covering the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20; series was preached from Feb. 8th-March 29th, 2009) Most people think of the Ten Commandments only whenever they are mentioned on the news (a court fight over a courthouse monument somewhere), or when they see Charlton Heston on TV once a year […]

True Religion

(A sermon series in 3 parts covering James 1:19-27; series was preached from Jan. 18th-Feb. 1st, 2009) Religion is a dirty word for a lot of folks. Indeed, in some cases justifiably so.  Ghandi once famously said, “I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”  Would […]

Responding to God’s Good Gift

(A sermon series in 3 parts on the importance of stewardship as a grateful response; series was preached from Dec. 28th, 2008-Jan. 11th, 2009) The Christian life is not one of burden, but one of privileged blessing.  So often this is seemingly forgotten and the privileges are treated as burdens!  This is clearly the case […]

The Gifts of the Magi

(An advent sermon series in 4 parts covering Matthew 2:1-12; series was preached from Dec. 7th-Dec. 24th, 2008) The great American short story writer O. Henry is best known for his story The Gift of the Magi. It is the ironic tale of two lovers sacrificing their most beloved possessions in order to provide a […]

Weathering the Storm

(A sermon series in 5 parts covering James 1:1-17; series was preached from October 26th-November 23rd, 2008) In this series we closely consider what the apostle James has to teach concerning the trials of this life and the blessing to be found beyond, and in the midst of, those trials.  We will all suffer, but […]