Category: Sermons

Love Is A Verb

Have you ever heard of the seven stages of the married cold?[1] In your 1st year of marriage, if your loving spouse gets sick, you would probably say with all sincerity – “Oh, sweetie pie, I’m really worried about those nasty sniffles you have!… Continue Reading “Love Is A Verb”

Wired for Community

I am a self-made man. Nobody has ever helped me.  Why just this morning, I cooked two eggs and bacon for breakfast from chickens that I raised and a pig that I butchered myself.  I cooked it in a pan that I made from… Continue Reading “Wired for Community”

Wired for Love

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us:… Continue Reading “Wired for Love”

Wired to Find Meaning In Life

What is the meaning of life? It’s a question most of us have asked ourselves at one time or another. In fact, 75% of Americans believe that there is a higher purpose and meaning for their lives and nearly 70% believe that finding that… Continue Reading “Wired to Find Meaning In Life”

Wired to Search For God

Why are people sending us “good thoughts?” I know it’s meant with the best of intentions, but what does that mean?  I see this a lot on Facebook, mostly from non-religious friends but occasionally from religious ones, too.  Usually it’s in response to a… Continue Reading “Wired to Search For God”

The Year of Jubilee

Extraordinary kindness. Love.  Generosity.  There are people in your life who go above and beyond what’s expected.  People who impact you in an extraordinary way.  I feel blessed to have more than my fair share of people like that in my life.  My friend… Continue Reading “The Year of Jubilee”

The Rice of Life

What does Jesus look like to you? Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Jesus was sitting next to you in the pews.  What would he look like?  Think about the color of his eyes, the color of his hair, the color of… Continue Reading “The Rice of Life”

No Room at the Inn

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph… Continue Reading “No Room at the Inn”

Clothes Make the Man

“Clothes make the man.” You’ve probably heard that saying before.  Clothes are a status symbol in our society.  The shoes on your feet, the clothes on your back, the watch on your wrist all seem to MATTER.  At least to some.  Your clothes say… Continue Reading “Clothes Make the Man”

Amazing Grace

I’ll never forget the time I got to see Mikhail Baryshnikov dance in person. He was with the White Oak Dance Project, which was a modern dance company he founded.  The year was about 1995 and they were doing a series of four dances,… Continue Reading “Amazing Grace”