Sermon Are You Reading Your Mail?

Vicki asked me as I drove her to the airport, “Why do you think pride goes before the Fall ?” (It was early morning. She was on her way to see Steven in San Francisco.) I said, “I’ll get an answer started and you finish it. First, because it causes us to see people and […]

Sermon The Day We Will Never Forget

The 15th Anniversary of 9/11 is today. On that day we said, this is a “day that we will never forget.” If you were school age or older, you know where you were on that 9/11. Key days in world history reach into our lives with a force that shapes our personal history. How did […]

For all that has been, Thanks. To all that shall be, Yes.

The above quote, used as this week’s sermon title, was spoken by Dag Hammarskjold. He was a passionate believer who served as the second General Secretary of the United Nations. They were turbulent times then, as these are turbulent days for us. He died when trying to broker peace in a warring region of Africa. […]

Sermon To Lie or Tell the Truth is a Choice

God’s basics are equally available to all people, like honesty. Honesty is a character choice. When we look in the mirror, do we see an honest person? We can if we choose. This comes into full view by how we choose to talk about other people. So in Q&A with God, the Lord answered – […]

Sermon Why Can’t I Have More Than One God? What Are My Best Options?

We ask questions to get answers, usually. Sometimes we ask questions to demonstrate what we know. When we ask questions of God to parade our sense of self-importance, the question boomerangs into a judgment upon ourselves. During a pivotal period of Jesus’ ministry, he took the apostles to the northern sector of Israel. Near the […]

Sermon God’s Tender Mercies

“The Lord Is full of compassion and mercy.” James 5:11 640,000 American military have fallen since WW I. We humbly remember them this Memorial Day weekend. We pursue the future more freely because of their ultimate sacrifice. We desire to be better people because they sacrificed their lives for ours. In his brief book, James […]

Sermon What Does Your Tongue Say?

James, the brother of Jesus & Early Church leader, wrote a brief book of wisdom that bears his name. In it are some of the most memorable lines of the New Testament. What he spoke guides our “tongues” to speak wisdom, like: “If you lack wisdom, ask God who gives generously… Don’t be double minded… […]

Sermon Heavenly Wisdom For Earthly Living Requires Work

A major religious bookstore does not carry “90 Minutes In Heaven” nor “Heaven Is For Real” nor “Miracles Are From Heaven”. It isn’t restricted by government regulations nor anti-religious groups. But the decision makers within that religious organization decided that these 3 experiences of Christian Faith did not meet their standard of what could be […]

Sermon Loving Mercy

The arc of God’s MERCY, shapes the Bible. From the Garden of Eden to the new City of God, Genesis to Revelation – MERCY reveals God’s redemptive love for us. Along the way we see MERCY working through the drama of Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Joseph & his brothers, the Exodus, David & […]

Sermon Doing Justice

“God  has showed you O’ people what is good! What does the Lord require of you? But to – Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 Finally I saw it. While finishing preparations for this sermon series, it became clear. I knew that Jesus taught and embodied the message of Micah […]