Category Archives: Sermons

  • “Why the Cross?” 1 Peter 2:19-25

    Posted on June 25, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “If we overlook Christ’s suffering, our own suffering, or the suffering of those all around the world, we miss the power of God’s redemption. I know we all want to be and stay happy, but only when we face the darkness can we see the extraordinary power of the light. If God could overcome something […]

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  • “Awesome Wonder” Psalm 65:5-13

    Posted on June 18, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “God has gifted us with this beautiful earth and it is not ours to ravage or take advantage of, but rather to tenderly care for. We often think the problem of pollution and deforestation and all of that is too big for little me. Indeed and that’s for God to figure out but we have […]

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  • “A Life Worth Living” John 14:15-31

    Posted on June 11, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “Yet this truth given to us through the power of Christ’s resurrection and the ever presence of the Holy Spirit, this story we sing in this hymn teaches us that life is worth living. Your life is worth living, our life is worth living, our church’s life is worth living, and the collective life of […]

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  • “Finding the Right Outfit” Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29

    Posted on May 28, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “In this new complicated time it would be easy for us to fall back on what we know, to just do things the way they have always been done but that is not being faithful to scripture or God. God is calling us to be and do something new; we just have to listen. We […]

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  • “Living by Faith” Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21

    Posted on May 22, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “Some of us have different spiritual practices that we follow that can draw us closer to God. Some of us feel closer to God by reading a book or a Bible, some by praying, some by having a conversation with people, for some by walking or running, some by enjoying the beauty of nature, and […]

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  • “The Path Forward” Acts 15:1-18

    Posted on May 15, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “We are walking through turbulent and chaotic waters, each of us, in our own way. We sometimes don’t know the right direction to take, but there is a path through it all, and that path is built on relationship: Our relationship with God, and our relationship with one another. We need the advice of others, […]

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  • “Let the Spirit Lead Us” Acts 8:26-39

    Posted on May 7, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “When we are quick to make requirements and policies to set up boundaries, God calls us to be boundary breakers and to welcome all into the family of God. We are always taking stock of who isn’t acting the way we think they should, who isn’t believing the way we think they should, who isn’t […]

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  • “We Had Hoped” Luke 24:13-35

    Posted on April 23, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “It’s a tough reality to accept the way things are when all we had hoped for months and years that something better would happen both within our lives, our family and friends lives and our world. And out of our bitterness we can’t help but feel like throwing up our hands saying, “forget about it, […]

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  • “Looking for the Living” Luke 24:1-12

    Posted on April 17, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “Jesus is not dead but alive, alive and at work in the world. So let us leave the empty tomb with it’s stench of death and look for the Living God, who gives us life. Let’s stop living like we aren’t loved, because we are, we are deeply loved. Lets stop avoiding reconciliation with our […]

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  • “The Lord Needs It” Luke 19:29-44

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by Cheryl in Sermons.

    “What is it that the Lord needs from each and everyone of us in order to accomplished God’s mission in this world? What is the thing God has put in our lives that we are called to give or do something with? We do or give because whatever we have we know does not belong […]

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