Category: Sermons

Jesus is always more than he seems to be
July 21st, 2019

Matthew 16:13-16 Jesus is always more than he seems to be. When Mary went to see Elizabeth after her encounter with the angel Gabriel, Mary was just another pregnant Palestinian. If someone had seen her as she walked toward Elizabeth and Zechariah’s house they would not even have noticed that she was pregnant. But Elizabeth […]

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Giving and Receiving
June 16th, 2019

Philippians 4:10-20 When I was 11 or 12, I went to Boy Scout camp and in order to get into the mess hall for lunch one day, we had to bring a postcard to send to our parents. My parents saved the postcard I handed in and I have it somewhere. It says, “Dear Mom […]

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Filling Your Mind
June 9th, 2019

Philippians 4:8-9 We come to the second of Paul’s concluding remarks in his Philippians letter this morning. All that is left after this is Paul’s thanks to the Philippian church for their financial support of him which I will talk about next Sunday. In verses 8-9 Paul presents a list of virtues that are not […]

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Joy, Prayer, Thanksgiving
June 2nd, 2019

Philippians 4:4-7 What do you think of when I say the word “piety”? If I tell you someone is a pious person, is this good or bad? Do you want to be more pious? To be pious is to be a devoutly religious person – which is a good thing to be, right? But the […]

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May 12th, 2019

Philippians 4:4 Where do you go in the world if you want to experience joy? A wedding? That would be a good choice. A man and a woman in love, eagerly setting out on the adventure of married life. There is the ceremony with the bride walking down the aisle to the groom who is […]

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