Not Too Far

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Luke 10:25-37 If you’ve gone to almost any Christian church for almost any amount of time you’ve heard the story of the Good Samaritan. I’ve preached on it many, many times, and before I was a preacher I’d heard lots of sermons on it. Even before I was old…

Sheer Silence

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-15a, Galatians 3:23-29

Oddities of the Holy Spirit

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Acts 16:9-15; John 14:23-29 At times, I am reminded that following Jesus is a bit strange. I’m trained in scientific methods as a community psychologist and I’m working to develop specific hypotheses for my dissertation. My research will be descriptive – describing what exists in the world – but it will…

Recognizing God

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scriptures: John 21:1-19, Acts 9:1-20 One of the classic adventure books that I remember reading as a kid “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood” by Howard Pyle. It might have been in the Reader’s Digest abridged books. My mom and dad subscribed to those for many years, and it let me read…

We need resurrection

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 We need a resurrection. We need a resurrection. I first thought this phrase while in church last Sunday, feeling beleaguered and discouraged in this very sanctuary. We need a resurrection. The next day on Monday, the 5th Anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok…

Jesus and the Deeds of Power

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 I like Palm Sunday, because I like waving palms. Tactile worship is a lot of fun and we should probably figure out more ways to include props in worship. But Palm Sunday is about more than just fun worship props. Palm Sunday is important, not just because it marks…

A New Thing

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 Sports fans are familiar with the concept of “tanking.” In baseball the Baltimore Orioles are actually a good example of this right now. The Orioles have been a good team for several years. Last year they were not a good team, even though they had a lot of the…

(Embodying Hope) A baby, a girl, a body

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-17, Luke 1:36-38, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, 1 Timothy 4:12 You probably recognize our texts in Isaiah and Luke as scriptures we read in Advent, but they are also from a church feast day held on March 25th, called the Feast of the Annunciation. Hands up if you typically celebrate the…

Come to the Waters (embracing bounty)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9, Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 In the book of Exodus, the once inarticulate Moses faces the Pharaoh backed by the power of God first appearing to him in a burning bush in the desert. As the Hebrew people head into the wilderness, they are followed by the Egyptian army which…

Forty

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Numerology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the occult significance of numbers. What I am talking about here is not numerology. While these numbers may have some significance in the Bible, they have no special power. They are not predictive of anything. There is nothing of the…