Sermon: Agape

I love Pastor Olga. I also love books, video games, and mac & cheese. I use the same word, ‘love’, for all these things, but I don’t mean it in the same way. It would be unhealthy and more than a little disturbing if I loved mac & cheese in the same way I love…

Love One Another: A Midrash on John 13

A man was walking down the road, praying and praising God. He said, “Lord, you created all things and you know all things. What is your will for my life?” Just then, he came upon a stranger on the side of the road. The stranger said, “Sir, my life is filled with troubles. Can you…

Sermon: The Word in the Wilderness

[This sermon was given as part of a series of ecumenical, community Lenten services.] Good evening. I am Pastor Stephen from the Reformed Church of Stout. Way back at our first Lenten evening service this year, Pastor Robby remarked that Colfax Center is often listen as being in rural Holland. Well, we live in urban…

Sermon: 1 Kings 19:1-18 (A Time of Doubt)

[this sermon is a part of a community lenten evening series) I invite you to open your bibles with me, this evening, to the book of 1 Kings, chapter 19. 1 Kings is in the Old Testament, after 1 & 2 Samuel, and before 2 Kings. If you don’t have a bible with you, feel…