Sermon: When the First Word is Love

Matthew 20:1-16 See, the kingdom of heaven is like this. Some day laborers were hired at six-o-clock in the morning to go work in a vineyard. At six-o-clock in the evening, they got paid the usual daily wage (what they had agreed to receive). This was a problem. See...

Sermon: Life Crisis

Matthew 16:24-17:8 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This quote is from Gandhi. Recently, it’s something I’ve been hearing Anthony say often: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” It...

Sermon: Uninvited Prophecy

Matthew 13:24-43 and (I Kings 17:8-24) From “Guest Speaker” (woman from Zarephath, widow, mother, amateur baker, time-traveling ghost) You can probably guess: I’m not from around here. Don’t get me wrong. It’s good to be here, I like how you let a stranger...

Sermon: Laughing With Us

Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29 Something I enjoy about getting older: it gives me the chance to look back on my life and see how the world has changed. Back in my day, we did not go around carrying the internet with us on rectangles that fit in our pockets. That is amazing!...

Sermon: Forgiving God

Matthew 6:7-21, 25-34 Here is something I have noticed: It is not uncommon for a person to come to church when she is seeking instruction. We all want to know what we’re supposed to do. This can lead us back to prayer even when it’s been a minute; it can drive us to...

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