Common Glory, A Sermon Series on 2 Corinthians

In 1992 a farmer named Peter Whatling lost his hammer.  What could be more ordinary and disinteresting than a farmer searching the dirt for his lost hammer?  Yet in that dirt Whatling discovered a lost treasure – gold jewelry, silvers spoons, 1500 year old coins – the Hoxne Hoard.  In an ordinary field was an […]

The End of the World as we Know It

A sermon series, covering chapters 1-11, running from May through August, 2020. There are times when it seems that the foundations of the earth of moved.  There is no terra firma; all is adrift.  Our civilization feels like it has slipped its moorings; there is no certainty about the future.  No financial security, no clarity […]

Kingdom: Come!

The Christian faith is a forward-looking faith.  We live in constant expectation. Our forefathers lived in expectation of God’s decisive intervention in history to undo all the effects of sin.  They longed for the crushing of the serpent’s head, for a prophet like Moses, for the coming of David’s Son, for the child born of […]

Make Disciples; Be a Disciple

Sermon Series, Beginning Sept 8, 2019.   First sermon in the series here. Go…Make disciples.  This is Jesus’ final earthly admonition to us in his Great Commission.  We are called to make disciples.  Of course, we are called first to be disciples.  A disciple is a learner, one who follows a rabbi, a teacher.  A disciple […]

Good Tree, Good Fruit

A sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit.  The first sermon can be found here. Fruit is good.  We all know from our education in nutrition – from the food pyramid to whatever it is that is used today – that we are supposed to eat fruit.  It produces health – “An apple a […]