SERMONS ARCHIVE

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The Gospel According to Donkeys

Category: Jesus, Leadership, Palm Sunday, Wisdom

April 5, 2020

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV) Donkeys have a bad rap in the animal kingdom. They just can’t shake the reputation of being sub-par, substandard, subservient, stubborn, and just plain stupid. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let us...

The Two Thieves

Category: Death, Doubt, Hope, Jesus, Lent

March 29, 2020

Scripture: Luke 23:39-43 (NRSV) Memory is powerful. When someone doesn’t forget us, our heart is touched. Remembering to pick up that item at the grocery store your loved one requested. Remembering a name. We don’t...

Jesus Before Pilate

Category: Death, Jesus, Sin, Spiritual Growth, Struggles

March 21, 2020

Scripture: Mark 15:1-15 (NRSV) We’ve been hearing a lot about handwashing these days—that it’s one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Scrub your hands with soap and water thoroughly for...

The Garden of Gethsemane

Category: Doubt, Faith, Jesus, Lent, Relationships, Struggles

March 15, 2020

Scripture: Mark 14:32-52 (NRSV) Three times Jesus prays for deliverance. Three times the answer from God is “no.” Three times Jesus says to the disciples, “watch and pray.” Three times the three disciples are found...

Peter’s Denials

Scripture: Mark 14:26-31, 66-72 (NRSV) Did you know that there’s a rich spirituality of roosters and chickens in our faith—from the earliest of times? The word gever in Hebrew means both “man” and “rooster.” In ancient Judaism, there...

The Last Supper

Category: Death, Hope, Jesus, Sin, Struggles

March 1, 2020

Scripture: Mark 14:12-25 (NRSV) The Jewish Passover remembered two things: The Hebrews’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt and the hope of a coming Messiah who would gather Israel into one nation again. Jesus was doing...