Category: Sermons

Parable of the Bags of Gold
April 21st, 2019

Matthew 25:14-30 It has been a wonderful week. Palm Sunday with exuberant worship last Sunday, the Passover Seder Meal on Thursday, the Good Friday service, and then the Easter Sunrise service early this morning. We came to church this Easter Sunday with the expectation of joyous worship. The birth of Jesus was good news of […]

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Avoid Last Minute Shopping
April 14th, 2019

Matthew 25:1-13 This morning we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. When will the parade come again? On Thursday some of us will share the Passover Seder meal together and at the end of that meal we remember the promise of Jesus to return and say, “Next year in Jerusalem!” When will he […]

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Using Money
April 7th, 2019

Luke 16:1-13 The Parable of the Shrewd Manager is difficult to understand. Those who preach from this struggle to find a way to make the actions of the manager honorable and when Jesus commends the actions of the incompetent, deceitful manager, it is not only a surprise – it is a shock. An employee is […]

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Surprised by Growth
March 24th, 2019

Mark 4:26-32 When I was growing up we had a garden that supplied our family of eight plus my grandmother and from time to time one or two others who lived with us. We canned and froze fruits and vegetables so that we only had to buy fruits and vegetables from the store for maybe […]

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Debt-free Mercy
March 17th, 2019

Matthew 18:21-35 A Tale of Two Cities is a novel written by Charles Dickens which begins with the famous line, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” It is a novel that takes place in the two cities of London and Paris during the time of the French Revolution when […]

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