Sermons

Up, Down, and Sideways – Trinity Sunday, 06/11/17

June 13, 2017
13 Jun 2017

Scripture Readings: Gen 1:1-2:3; Psalm 150; 2 Cor. 13:5-14; Matthew 28:16-20

Excel in building up the Church – Pentecost Sunday, 06/04/17

June 5, 2017
05 Jun 2017

Scripture Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:24-35; 1 Cor. 12:1-13; John 14:8-17

When we look at the “for, so that, and in order to” phrases in the New Testament passages about the work of the Holy Spirit, a pattern emerges – The work of the Holy Spirit is God’s plan for the building of His Kingdom.  We need Him to do His work, and we can’t pursue the Spirit without pursuing the building of the Church.  In this sermon, we look at the ways that the Holy Spirit builds up the church – Conversion, Communion, and Conviction – so that we as believers might also strive to build up the Church in the same ways.

Trusting our Faithful Creator – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, Part 6 – 5/28/17

May 30, 2017
30 May 2017

Scripture Readings: Acts 1:1-14; Psalm 47; 1 Peter 4:12-19; John 17:1-11

In the final sermon of the series, we look at Peter’s summary.  How can Christians endure suffering for the gospel?  By trusting the One who made us and redeemed us.

Hope for the Lonely – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, Part 5 – 5/21/17

May 22, 2017
22 May 2017

Scriptures Readings: Acts 17:22-34; Psalm 148; 1 Peter 3:8-18; John 15:1-11

The gospel has an answer to our epidemic of loneliness – brotherly love in the Church. It’s one of the ways that knowing Jesus gives us hope – hope that we can share.

A Kingdom of Priests – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, Part 4 – 5/14/17

May 19, 2017
19 May 2017

Scripture Readings: Acts 17:1-15;  Psalm 66:1-8;  1 Peter 2:1-12; John 14:1-14

On a day of confirmations and episcopal visit, Bishop Bill shares the nature of believers as a kingdom of priests, and brings us through the astounding promises and identities of 1 Peter 2.