Category: Sermons

11/25/2018 A Strange Kind of King

A Strange Kind of King John 18:28-40 In this divine drama that we see being played out in John’s gospel we witness the clash of kingdoms. It is the clash between the Kingdom of God and the Roman Empire. In…

11/11/2018 A Call to Action

A Call to Action Matthew 9:9-13   Walking on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France one truly sensed that we were walking on Holy Ground. In the pastoral calm of that beach your mind flashes back to the newsreel films of…

10/21/2018 Cultivating Contentment

Cultivating Contentment Hebrews 13:5-11 Luke 12:15 By Pastor Mark Klaisner   We take what we see and our view of the world for granted. There are illusions in this world that trick our minds and our hearts. Today we’re going…

10/14/2018 Wisdom and Finance

Wisdom and Finance   Proverbs 21.5,20,21 Luke 15.11-16   John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace…

10/7/2018 When Dreams Become Nightmares

Sermon: “When Dreams Becomes Nightmares Scripture Lessons:  I Timothy 6:6-10 Matthew 16:24-26   Most sermons don’t begin with a quote, but I want to begin with one today. I am not going to tell you who I am quoting yet,…

9/30/2018 Seventy Times Seven

  Seventy Time Seven Matthew 5:23-24 &18:21-22 In Star Trek II, The Wrath of Kahn, 1982: Kahn famously said; Kirk, old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb, “Revenge is a dish best served cold”? Sometimes revenge can be deliciously…

9/23/2018 The Necessity of Forgiveness

The Necessity of Forgiveness Matthew 18:23-35   As Mark Twain once wrote; “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”   This morning we are going to focus on the necessity to forgive,…

9/16/2018 Hope and Forgiveness

Hope and Forgiveness Matthew 5:43-46 For the next three Sunday’s we are going to focus on the importance forgiveness in our lives and how by embracing forgiveness we can open the door of spiritual and emotional healing. We can’t live…

9/9/2018 Faith & Works

Faith and Works          Sept 9, 2018 Show me your works!  Faith without works is dead!  Does James really value works over faith? Some reading this passage from James could think that.  The Great Reformer Martin Luther felt that way. He…