Sermon Archives

Kathy Bilderback
July 19, 2015

Covenant Sunday, Mennonite Church USA Convention Reflections

Covenant Sunday, Mennonite Church USA Convention Reflections

July 19 Kathy shared reflections from the Mennonite Church USA Convention experience June 30 – July 5, 2015. We also learned about making a covenant with God during our covenant signing for church members.

August 23, 2015

Psalms: Praise

Psalms:  Praise
September 27, 2015

Abraham & Sarah and Faith

Abraham & Sarah and Faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 Fear needs security; faith takes risks. Worry wants predictability; faith loves hope. Self-reliance holds on tight; faith lets go.  

December 20, 2015

Freedom Bound: The Path of Love

Freedom Bound: The Path of Love

From the smallest tribe of Israel, from a poor teenager, from the margins God is bringing real and unexpected freedom. The fourth Sunday of Advent explains what God’s labor of love will mean for the world. The upheaval that Mary sings about is nothing short of revolutionary. Freedom is coming. On this fourth Sunday of […]

January 10, 2016

Solomon – The Healing Power of Words

Solomon - The Healing Power of Words

This Sunday our focus is on the wisdom of Solomon. Several proverbs are related to wise speech. Words have power, and proper use of that power requires wisdom. This message explores the positive use of the power of speech, and gives direction for exercising wisdom in what we say. Control your impulses and speak wisely. […]

February 7, 2016

Jesus – Who do you say that I am?

Jesus - Who do you say that I am?

Jesus is the fulfillment of all that came before, from the time of creation through all the brokenness of humanity and onto the gift of restoring salvation. Jesus ushers in God’s new world order and invites us all to join with him. Jesus–you are the Christ! Who do you say Jesus is for you?

February 28, 2016

Lent 3 – Leaping Off the Page

Lent 3 - Leaping Off the Page

God, the Author of the grand story, invites us to drink in the words of covenant, the good news that we are part of an abundant narrative. As we do, we become living words that leap off the page into all aspects of relations: with God, each other, and the earth. How is God leaping […]

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 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 […]

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