Sermons from March 2018

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Giving Up Compromise


Reading: Luke 19:28-44 Dear Friends, Holy week is filled with folks that compromise.  They go against their gut, go against their character or allow fear to change their behavior. Pilate compromises.  The disciples compromise.  The religious leaders compromise.  Jesus?  He’s determined.  He’s convicted.  He knows exactly what this day, this Palm Sunday is all about. […]

Giving Up Temporary


Readings:  2 Peter 3:1-14; Luke 12:16-22 Dear Friends, Temporary.  Eternal.  We know that our hearts, minds and eyes should be focused on eternal things.  But boy, we get distracted, don’t we?  The everydayness of life sometimes fools us into focusing on this world instead of what is to come.  That’s the bad news.  The good news […]

Giving Up Enemies


Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Dear Friends, Ok, if we are honest, we will never be able to “give up enemies.”  As long as we are alive on earth and in relationship with others, enemies will happen. But, Jesus does have some challenging things to say about enemies.  Let me give you a hint: giving up on […]

Giving Up Expectations

Readings: Genesis 12:1-9, John 3:1-5 Dear Friends, Expectations are a part of life. We have them in any and every situation. Often times, people have  expectations of us. We often try to manage  expectations. You know? Lower them. Not have any. Expect the unexpected. Expectation management. Today we are not talking about that. We will […]