Sermon Archives

April 17, 2016

Jesus Vision, Our Mission

Nate Yoder, Executive Director for West Coast Mennonite Central Committee shared about the ministry work happening around the world for relief and development. This service was a celebration of our local Mennonite World Relief Festival which raised over $60,000 for Mennonite Central Committee. We are called to be part of the transforming mission of God’s […]

April 24, 2016

From Death to Life

The gospel is not another method of self-improvement. The gospel is forgiveness of sins and transformation into the likeness of Christ. As a Christian, you are dead to sin, dead to shame, dead to a need to cover up or sweep under, dead to any need for a glittering image or a false self. “Instead, […]

May 1, 2016

God’s Very Own Children

The Holy Spirit speaks to us, our true selves, and nothing less. God does not do business with our false selves. God is absolutely wild about us and has adopted us as his very own children. No longer do we need to behave properly or pretend to be something we are not or put up […]

May 15, 2016

Drawing on the Power of Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday We are encouraged to draw upon the power of the Spirit. From Zechariah we learn that it was the spirit that led the rebuilding of the temple. From John we learn that Jesus promised the spirit to those who believe. From Luke we learn that as Jesus ascended to Heaven, the Spirit would […]

May 22, 2016

Expanding Rules

One Sabbath day Jesus healed a crippled woman who was sitting in the synagogue. He broke the Sabbath rules but he offered life to her. How do our rules that guide our church allow for healing and wholeness while maintaining the Kingdom of God?

May 29, 2016

Straddling the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Our World

Scripture teaches us the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is to this Gospel that our lives are to ascribe, not the gospel of the world, the gospel of our country, nor the gospel of our life. It is the gospel that impacts how we relate to our world while we have one foot in God’s […]

July 3, 2016

Jesus Lingers

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus engages in unpredictable, unexpected behavior. When circumstances would suggest Jesus should go this way, he goes that way. When circumstances call for action, Jesus lingers.

July 10, 2016

Jesus Rebukes

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus engages in unpredictable, unexpected behavior. When circumstances would suggest Jesus should go this way, he goes that way. When others would use violence, Jesus rebukes them. Jesus instructs the disciples and us to not return violence with violence. How do we handle our fear today? How do we respond to those […]

July 17, 2016

Jesus Touches

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus engages in unpredictable, unexpected behavior. When circumstances would suggest Jesus should go this way, he goes that way. Those whom others avoid, Jesus touches.

August 7, 2016

What does it mean to be loving AND faithful

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus engages in unpredictable, unexpected behavior. When circumstances would suggest Jesus should go this way, he goes that way. When others court controversy, Jesus creatively disengages.

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