Sermon Archives

February 23, 2016

A Lenten Invitation

A Lenten Invitation

“A Lenten Invitation” by Bethany Meier Philippians 3:14-4:1 Second Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2016 Our American culture continues to become more and more individualistic. It is difficult to find true community. Yet, we are called to be interrrelated with others if we want to find the life God offers. Lent is the time to […]

February 17, 2016

2-14-16 “Out of Control”

2-14-16 "Out of Control"

“Out of Control” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 4:1-13 First Sunday in Lent, Sunday, February 14, 2016 When we read the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, we discover the same temptations that people face throughout scripture and the same temptations we face today. Then and now, they and we face […]

February 12, 2016

2-7-16 “Go Deeper”

2-7-16 "Go Deeper"

“Go Deeper” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 5:1-11 Fifth Sunday AFter Epiphany, February 7, 2016 Does God “call” ordinary people? What is God calling us to do? How do we know? Does God speak to us from some sign outside of ourselves or from a voice deep within our true selves? Related quotation: ‚ÄúCourage is […]

February 12, 2016

1-24-16 “As Good As It Gets”

1-24-16 "As Good As It Gets"

“As Good As It Gets” by Rev. Chase Peeples 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 24, 2016 Have you ever been disappointed in the church? Have you ever been embarrassed by some extremist Christian getting media attention, someone like Fred Phelps or a televangelist ripping off elderly people? It’s easy to be cynical […]

January 22, 2016

1-17-16 The Gifted Program

1-17-16 The Gifted Program

“The Gifted Program” by Rev. Chase Peeples 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17, 2016 What does it mean to be spiritually gifted? What are spiritual gifts? The Apostle Paul’s answer to these questions is usually explained in terms of a person’s talents or skills or even personality traits, but Paul wasn’t talking […]

January 8, 2016

1-3-16 The Dark Side

1-3-16 The Dark Side

“The Dark Side” by Rev. Chase Peeples Matthew 2:1-18 Epiphany Sunday, January 3, 2016 Epiphany Sunday celebrates the arrival of the Magi to the child Jesus in Bethlehem. Yet, this story has a dark side, because of the Magi’s stop to ask directions of King Herod the Great, all the children of Bethlehem are massacred. […]

January 8, 2016

12-27-15 The World Inside You

12-27-15 The World Inside You

“The World Inside You” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 2:41-52 First Sunday of Christmas, December 27, 2015 Each one of us has a world that lives inside of us, according to Frederick Buechner, a world of experience, memories, thoughts, worldviews given to us by our families. Some of that world is unhealthy–for some of us […]

December 12, 2015

12-6-15 Light in the Shadow of Death

12-6-15 Light in the Shadow of Death

“Light in the Shadow of Death” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 1:68-79 Sunday, December 6, 2015, Second Sunday of Advent How do we find hope and peace of mind in the midst of difficult times? Where is the light of God in our time which is filled with so many stories of death? This sermon […]

December 2, 2015

11-29-15 She Said Yes

11-29-15 She Said Yes

“She Said Yes” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 1:26-38 November 29, 2015, First Sunday of Advent This is a sermon about the annunciation by the angel Gabriel to Mary, the mother of Jesus, that she would miraculously conceive a child–not just any child but the long-expected Messiah. Discussions of Mary often center on belief/disbelief in […]

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