Sermon: The Vine and the Branches

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, speak your word to us, cleanse us by your word, and draw us to you that we may abide in Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the Gospel of John. John 15:1-17. John is in the New Testament –…

Sermon: Beginning, Middle, End

Father, may your Word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to John, chapter 13. John 13, beginning in verse 31. John is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. John 13:31-14:7.…

Sermon: The Good Shepherd

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, open our eyes to see you, open our ears to hear your word, set our feet on the way we should walk, and grant us faith to trust you in all things. Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to John, chapter 10, beginning in verse 11.…

Sermon: I Am The Gate

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, give us ears to hear your voice. We are not here to hear clever advice or interesting stories. We are here to hear your voice – to hear the good news of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which calls us to die to sin and rise to life…

Sermon: The Light of the World

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, illumine us as we read your word. Draw us near to Jesus Christ, the light of the world, so that in his light we might know your word, know the Triune God, and behold your salvation. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I…

Sermon: The Bread of Life

Father, may your Word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. Who is Jesus? Rather than gather information from the glossy pages of Time, this Lenten season, as we prepare to approach the cross and resurrection of Jesus, we will be letting Jesus answer…

Sermon: The Heart of God

Father, we lift up our hearts to you, asking that you would shape us by your word to trust you completely and that you would lead our hearts to beat like yours for the nations. Amen. If we were writing the book of Jonah, we might have wanted to end it with chapter 3. That…

Sermon: Overthrowing Nineveh

Father, open our ears to hear your Word. Open our hearts to receive it. Open our mouths to speak it. In Jesus’ name, Amen. When I was sixteen, I went to church camp for a week during the summer. It was a camp I loved, the very place where a year before God had called…

Sermon: Praying from the Belly

Lord, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, our rock and our redeemer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.  What happens when you have to stop running? What does it look like to pray when you have no other choice, there is nothing else to…

Sermon: The Sign of Jonah

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Holy Trinity – you have given us your Word, the Bible, so that we might know you truly and rightly. Illumine us by your Spirit so we might hear your Word clearly. Renew our hearts so that we might receive it in faith. Strengthen us so that we might…