Sermons

The following sermons are listed by title and primary scripture exegeted.

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Hebrew Bible

The Process of Revision
And God Said That This Was Good, Genesis 1:1:2:4

Hide and Seek
Creation and the Fall? Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8

On Faithfulness
The Binding of Isaac, Genesis 21:1-3, 22:1-19

An Epic of Hope
Joseph Forgives His Brothers, Genesis 45:1-15

Breaking through Fear
Little Moses Drifts Downstream in the Nile, Exodus 1:8-2:10

Our God Will Not Be Contained
Rebuilding a Temple of Praise
God Tells David Not to Build a House, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Yes, but that's not the last word
The Story of David, Bathsheba, and Uriah, 2 Samuel 11:1-12:13

Unafraid to Act on the Unfailing Abundance of God
The Widow of Zarephath Feeds Elijah, 1 Kings 17:8-16

Comfort in the Dust
Job's Response to God's Speech, Job 42:1-7 and 10-17

Let Your Heart Take Courage
Seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, Psalm 27

Where Is Our Comfort?
Comfort, O Comfort My People, Isaiah 40:1-11

An Invitation to Peace
An Invitation to Abundant Life, Isaiah 55

Seeking Shalom
Seeking the Shalom of the City, Jeremiah 29:4-7

Prejudiced Prophets and Grace for All
God's Grace Extends to Enemies and Whiney Prophets, Jonah

Where is the one who will bring our peace?
God requires us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, Micah 5:2-4; 6:6-8
 

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Christian Scriptures
Hopes and Dreams
Joseph Dreams of Jesus, Matthew 1:18-25

Stars
The Magi's Visit, Matthew 2:1-12

Dreaming God Is with Us
The Flight to Egypt, Matthew 2:13-23

The Most Subversive Protest of All
Sermon on the Mount, Turn the Other Cheek, Matthew 5:38-48

Who Is This?
Palm Sunday, Matthew 21:1–11

Mountaintops, the Force, and Faith
The Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20

A Little Help from Our Friends
Four Men Bring their Friend to Jesus (by digging through a roof), Mark 2:1-12

Do Not Fear, Only Believe
Jesus Heals a Bleeding Woman, Raises a Young Girl from the Dead, Mark 5:21-43

A Forsaken God
The Fourth of Seven Last Words: Forsaken, Mark 15:34

Give Us Light, Guide Our Feet
Zechariah's Praise, Luke 1:68-79

Of Shepherds and Angels
This is Why We Fail
The Adoration, Luke 2:8-20

The Voice from the Wilderness
John the Baptist's Ministry, Luke 3:1-6

Marked By Love
Jesus' Baptism, Luke 3:15-17,21-22

What Saints Look Like

Sermon on the Plain, Blessings and Woes, Luke 6:20-31
and Spiritual Blessings Ephesians 1:11-23

Disrupting Dinner
Woman Anointing Jesus, Luke 7:36-50

A Plentiful Harvest
Jesus Sends out the Seventy, Luke 10:1-11,16-20

God Is Never Done with Us
The Second of Seven Last Words: Paradise, Luke 23:43

Idle Tales, Ridiculous Stories
The Women Find the Empty Tomb, Luke 24:1-12

In The Breaking of the Bread
The Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35

Jesus the Party Animal?
The Wedding at Cana, John 2:1-11

A Fit Dwelling Place for God
Cleansing of the Temple, John 2:13-25

Inside and Out
Another World Is Possible
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well, John 4:5-42

Do you want to be made well?
Healing a man ill for 38 years, John 5:1-18

Searching for the Bread of Life
Jesus says, "I am the Bread of Life," John 6:24-35

The Scent of Hope
Mary of Bethany anointing Jesus, John 12:1-8

Love is All You Need
The Love Commandment, John 13:31-35

Finished
Jesus' Last Words from the Cross, John 19:25b-30

Lighting the Cave
Easter Sunrise, John 20:1-18

Encountering Resurrection
"Doubting" Thomas, John 20:19-31

Going Fishing
Breakfast on the Beach, John 21:1-14

"Look at Us"
Peter and John Heal a Man at the Gate of the Temple, Acts 3:1-16

Playing the Cello
Hope Does Not Disappoint Us, Romans 5:1-5

Saying Grace
One Body with Many Parts, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Absolute Truth
The Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Running the Race
Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, Hebrews 11:29-12:2
God Is Our Light
The Lamb of God Lights up the Heavenly City, Revelation 21:10,22-22:5


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