Messages (Page 3)

Messages (Page 3)

Born of the Spirit

It is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. It is also Memorial Day Weekend. Our text this morning is the familiar John 3:1-17. But what does it mean to be “born again?” Join us as we explore the meaning of the this well known and well worn phrase. If you watch our worship service, we will pray a blessing over the home buckets that we collected for Ishe Anesu mission in Zimbabwe and we pray a special prayer in honor of…

Spirit Poured Out

Winds howling and whooshing, flames descending and alighting, what did it mean then? What does it mean now? How does this act empower the church today? Join us as we explore Pentecost.

Ascension 2021

When Jesus ascended to heaven, he left instructions for his disciples to go, teach, and remember. What do those instructions mean for his followers today?

Jesus is our Friend

When Jesus declares to his disciples that they are now friends, what does that mean? Are they buddies? Or does he mean something else entirely? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores some possible cultural insights into Jesus’ statement in John 15:9-17.

Viniculture for Dummies

According to Webster’s Dictionary, viniculture is “the cultivation or culture of grapes, especially for wine making.” When Jesus told his audience that he was the vine and they were the branches, they had a clue about the meaning of his message. Grapes were an important crop in Israel and most people had knowledge of all that was involved in growing grapes.  

Can You Hear Me Now?

Our scriptures for today tend to describe Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Through Psalm 23 and John 10:11-18, an image of caring and encouragement is portrayed. Jesus tells us that the sheep will hear his voice and know him. But do we listen for his voice? And if we listen for his voice, do we do as he commands? Join us for this worship service on the 4th Sunday of Easter. We examine the character of the Shepherd and the…

Eating With Ghosts

In this message on the third Sunday of Easter, we find Jesus making another post-Resurrection appearance to the Disciples. This time, the story is told from the perspective of Luke’s Gospel. During this encounter, Jesus invites the Disciples to grab hold of him and hold on for dear life. He demonstrates once and for all that he is as real as they are. He is no ghost or figment of their imagination. He is the real deal. Jesus is inviting…

Doubt

On this Second Sunday of Easter, we revisit the story of “Doubting Thomas.” As Pastor Wayne explores John 20:19-31, he will share something there for doubters, for true believers, and for everyone in between.  You see, Thomas’ story is our story, too.

Easter 2021

Christ is risen!Christ is risen, indeed! Join us for our Easter worship service for 2021. It has been a long year and the protocols are still in effect. But we are worshipping together this year. There is still a long way to go, but we will get there together.

Palm-Passion Sunday 2021

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the last week of Jesus’s life. We call it Holy Week. It begins with the triumphant entry into Jerusalem with shouts of “Hosana to the King!” But the situation soon sours as Jesus upends the norms of society. This is the week when he taught in the temple, shared a meal with his closest friends, demonstrated servanthood, and found himself betrayed, abandoned, and ultimately crucified by the authorities. In this Palm/Passion Sunday worship service,…