Sermons

Sermons

I Believe: Incarnate

Text: John 1:1-14 2,000 years ago, everything changed. The people of God had always known that the LORD their God was wilder and more untamable than the sea, more mysterious than the starless corners of the night sky, yet this was something else.  Even those around Jesus struggled to come to grips with what God had done.  Even the Gospels themselves, if you read them either in the order that they were written or in the order they appear in…

I Believe: Creation

Scripture Text: Psalm 19 When we think about this doctrine which is so important to all Christians of all times and places and theologies, we (with good reason) immediately think of famous verses like Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”   Yet, scripture speaks about God as creator in other places and in other ways, and these passages which are at times left out of the discussion of God as creator have something important to…

I Believe: Trinity

Text: Job 38:1-15 Have you ever waded out into the ocean, let the waves break against you, felt the sand beneath your feet, and heard the seagulls up ahead?  It is an awe inspiring experience, such power, such enormity, such mystery, depths we will never know, filled with creatures that we will never see, right before our eyes.  When we come before God, we are like children wading out into the sea.  Everything that the child learns in that experience,…

A Tale of Two Kings: Greatness and the Love of God

Scripture Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Long ago, in a world which was in some ways much like ours and yet so very different, a dark world, a brutal world, there lived a young man, a young man who was ambitious.  His uncle and adopted father had done the unthinkable.  He defeated the undefeatable, the wild men to the north, and upon his return from war, in glory and he became lord of all he surveyed.  Many believed that the young man’s…