Sermons from August 2020

It’s All In Your Head

Text:  Romans 8:5-6 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. This Sunday we will be looking specifically at the phrase “…set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”  What on earth…

Chariots of Fire

Text:  Isaiah 40:31 …those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they wiill run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint I can’t tell you the last time I had so much fun writing a sermon as this one.  To gain insights into this powerful text, we will be referencing the award winning movie, “Chariots of Fire” and one of my experiences as a certified flight instructor.  This…

You’re the Man

Our text today is about David.  Most of us, when we hear his name, also think of Goliath.  I just happen to know a limerick about Goliath. From head to toe armored for war The giant came out with a roar But with ease the young lad Mortally peppered him bad Who did your armor, Dior? Our text for today comes from the one David story we’d like to forget.  It’s the story about David, Bathsheba, and her husband Uriah. …

The Tragic Faith of Young Goodman Brown

Text:  Philippians 4:4-7 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near. 6 Do not  worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. This Sunday’s sermon is very different.  It’s a retelling of a classic tale by Nathaniel…

Launch Into the Deep

Text:  Luke 5:1-11 …he said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing.  Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”  6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. One of my favorite authors is Dutch Roman Catholic priest, Henri Nouwen.  Dead more than 20 years now, he…