Messages on Faith
Like the Israelites, we wander in the wilderness. But God is with us, even when God is silent. Our sermon: Into the Sea. The scriptures: Exodus 14:19-31 & Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21.
Today, August 23, 2020, would have been our annual Homecoming Celebration. Instead, in this COVID-19 induced separation, we are worshipping online. On a day that would have been capped by a glorious dinner in our fellowship hall, instead we are eating our meal in solitude. Perhaps next year… Our scriptures for today are Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20. When Jesus asks the question “Who do you say that I am?” he invites a response that connects us in our brokenness…
“Creation Waits” is the sermon this morning as we continue our series “Nothing Shall Separate Us.” This series takes us on a deep look at Romans 8. This morning, our focus is found in Romans 8:12-25 with the title’s focus on Romans 8:19. Basically, we are all in this together. We are part of God’s creation… God’s good creation. Our task is to be the caretakers of God’s creation. Paul’s emphasis throughout the letter to the church in Rome challenges…
Today, Pastor Wayne explores the link between faith and hope. The text is 1 Peter 3:8-22. As we face the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to realize that in faith there is hope. This hope is built on our faith in Jesus and the love of God that is expressed through Jesus to us. Hold on to that hope. Let that hope spur you on to live as Jesus has called us to live: as people…
On this 4th Sunday of Easter, Pastor Wayne explores the hope that comes from trusting God. He invites us to accept the healing that comes from that trust. The text is 1 Peter 2:19-25. You can download an order of worship here.
The challenge of Easter means that we are a new creation. Join Pastor Wayne in our worship service for the Third Sunday of Easter. Our scripture is 1 Peter 1:17-23. You are invited to view the order of worship here.
Join us for this virtual Morning Prayer service as Pastor Wayne looks at Psalm 23 and Psalm 121.
During Advent, we asked “are we there yet?” as we journeyed toward the incarnation. Today we continue to ask the question. Christ has come. Herod was frightened and children died. Our call today is to care for each other. Following Christ is a lifelong journey. We may come close to the end, but do we ever get there?
In his letter to Timothy, Paul suggests that disciples of Jesus are generous with what they have. This generosity is in line with the gift that God has given us in Christ Jesus. Pastor Wayne invites you to come and explore 1 Timothy 6:6-19 in today’s message.
Does Jesus expect anything from me? Is the goal of Christianity to be happy? In today’s Gospel Lesson from Luke 14:25-33, Jesus has some hard words for us to hear about what is expected from those who follow him. In this first sermon of the series “What Disciples Do,” Pastor Wayne helps us to understand the cost of following Jesus.