“I’ve Got Good News!” A Preaching Series, Beginning 9-19-21

“I’ve got good news….”  Those words are usually the start of the sentence: “I’ve got good news and bad news; which do you want to hear first?”  Usually if asked that question I’ll take the bad news first.  I prefer to get it out of the way.  And the bad news for us spiritually is […]

In the Wilderness, A Sermon Series on the Book of Numbers 

In the Wilderness.  We call the book “Numbers.”  It is that – there are lots of numbers in Numbers.  That title tells remarkably little about the content and meaning of the book.  The Hebrew Bible names the books after the opening phrases – Genesis is known as “In the beginning.”  The Hebrew bible name for […]

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 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 about how it will all end.  Chaos, anarchy, statism, […]

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 […]