NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • March 12, 2017

    “Questions in the night that revealed the Light!”

    Year A - Second Sunday in Lent

    Regardless of your level of biblical literary, most likely you’ve heard of John 3:16.  Many of you can easily locate it in scripture and recite it from memory.  But the question is do you know what John 3:16 is all about?   The context for this verse is a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.  Their dialogue […]

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  • March 5, 2017

    “Our Lord knows the way through the wilderness”

    Year A - First Sunday in Lent

    The scripture translation is from Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospel (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2012) Then Jesus was taken by the Spirit into the country, to be given a test by the Confuser. And after a forty-day fast he was plenty hungry. Well, the Confuser came around and said to him, “So you’re God’s Head […]

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  • February 26, 2017

    “Go Back Down the Mountain”

    Year A - Transfiguration Sunday

    That day was different from any other day. That day was different for Peter, James, and John. That day was different for Moses. That day — the day they experienced the magnificent glory of the Lord. Moses went up on the mountaintop. Moses saw the glory of the Lord face to face. The Lord, though, […]

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  • February 19, 2017

    “Reflecting the Heart of God”

    Year A – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

    What does it mean to be the People of God? The people of Israel are wandering in the desert. The people are free, but they are disorganized. The people have escaped, but they have no destination. The people know they are the people of YHWH, but they don’t yet know what that means. The Psalm […]

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  • February 12, 2017

    “Choose Life”

    Year A – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Moses stands before the people, he’s wearied. The journey’s been long. Fleeing from Egypt, working for his father-in-law, confronting and speaking truth to Pharaoh’s power, leading the people out of Egypt and toward the Promised Land. Wandering, so much wandering in the desert. Now he’s giving his swan song. This speech rivals the one Kobe […]

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  • February 5, 2017

    “Reflecting the Heart of God”

    Year A – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    The people of Israel were confused. Weren’t they seeking after God? Weren’t they bringing offerings to the temple every time they were supposed to, reciting the prayers they were supposed to recite, and celebrating the holidays they were supposed to celebrate? They were righteously indignant about all the right issues, and they were making sure […]

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  • January 29, 2017

    “Poor in Spirit”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    How wonderful it would be to sit at the feet of Jesus – to hear him teach the truths of God with authority and wisdom!  As disciples, we’re to go forth and teach others to obey everything Jesus has taught and commanded us in his word (Matthew 28:20). I’ve heard it said that preaching helps […]

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  • January 22, 2017

    “A Spiritual Epiphany”

    Year A - Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    An epiphany is a moment in time when you suddenly understand or become aware of something that is very important to you.  Can you recall your very first epiphany?  As a second grader, I was the youngest student in the classroom.  Due to my cognitive immaturity, I sometimes struggled with newly introduced concepts.  Mrs. Chandler, […]

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  • January 15, 2017

    “Gully Theology”

    Year A - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    I imagine David the psalmist recalled his shepherding days when he had to pull a few stray sheep out of the gullies.  Just perhaps those memories inspired him to write this beautiful psalm oozing like a filled pastry, full of the wondrous truths of God.  If your current life situation makes you feel like a […]

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  • January 8, 2017

    “New Things I Declare”

    Year A - First Sunday after Epiphany

    Do you like new things?  New things can be exciting as well as frightening.  With new things come change and responsibility.  In the past year, my wife and I have gone from having no grandchildren to have two healthy grandsons, born just four months apart.  During the pregnancies of our son’s wife and our daughter, […]

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