Sermon: Between the Struggle and the Stars

2 Corinthians 1:1-11 You might have heard the well-loved tear-blessed story called “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Stevenson. One night a woman has a dream where she looks back at scenes from her life. She also sees two sets of footprints winding along the beach. Now...

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Sermon: Giving Power to the Promise

Genesis 9:8-17 With neighborhood cookouts and concerts, block parties, and art festivals, this is the weekend when communities around the nation celebrate Juneteenth. You might know, this holiday got started in Texas on June Nineteenth, Eighteen Sixty-Five. That’s...

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Sermon: Holding On

Genesis 8:1-12 Right in the middle of the scripture Sylvia read, Noah looked out the window of the ark, and he saw the dove swooping toward him. And she had nothing in her beak. And she looked exhausted. Noah reached out the window so she could land on his bony...

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Sermon: After The Cross Broke

Galatians 3:1-9, Galatians 3:23-29 Somewhere around thirty-five years ago, protestant churches in the United States realized that the practice of going to church on Sunday was no longer just a normal thing that people did. So in an effort to reverse declining...

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Sermon: They’ll Know We Are Christians

Galatians 1:13-17 and Galatians 2:11-21 On that night, when Paul stormed over to Peter in the cafeteria in Antioch, Peter knew he had been caught. His face flushed, and he began stammering an explanation, and look, Paul is the one telling the story, and sure, Paul was...

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Sermon: When You Do Give A Care

Acts 15:1-18 In some years at Church of Peace, the first Sunday in May is Confirmation Sunday. Alongside celebrating our young people, one of the things I love about this Sunday is it asks all of us —everybody in the room— to imagine ourselves making the same...

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