The God of Second Chances

This is a story of two churches. Two small churches in the downtown area who were slowly dying away. Their congregations, which were once much bigger, had diminished over time. They had only handfuls of people left to pass through their doorways. Both congregations were aging, their young ones having left home and moved away, and no new people coming in. While they had much … Continue reading The God of Second Chances

Giving UP Me: If A Tree Falls In A Forest… Part 6 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The scientist in me says, “Of course it would.” But this question really isn’t about science. It’s about philosophy and it’s one that has been debated for literally hundreds of years. The question is asking us if reality is dependent on community. What part does … Continue reading Giving UP Me: If A Tree Falls In A Forest… Part 6 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

Giving UP Forgiveness: Let it Go! – Part 5 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

Our children’s message today focused on Elsa from the movie Frozen and how she felt trapped in a life she was expected to lead.  Only when she let go of her fears and doubts and the life she led, only when she was truly free to love was she able to live the life she was meant to live.  Our lives are like that, too.  … Continue reading Giving UP Forgiveness: Let it Go! – Part 5 of our Giving UP Sermon Series

Giving UP Anonymity: Don’t Tell – Part 4 of our Giving UP sermon series

Ultimately, what is our goal as a Christian? Is it about saving ourselves or is it about saving others? Because if we take seriously Jesus’ command to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations, it seems pretty clear what our mission is. So ask yourself this question, would it be easier to make disciples if we were super famous or not? … Continue reading Giving UP Anonymity: Don’t Tell – Part 4 of our Giving UP sermon series