YOU’RE MY FAVORITE or BLAND NEUTRALITY

James 2:1-13, Luke 6:20-26 Nate Hosler This is the third sermon in our sermon series on the book of James. You can find the audio for this sermon here: https://soundcloud.com/washingtoncitycob/youre-my-favorite-or-bland-neutrality-october-8-2017. *Note* The audio differs from the text. Jenn rightly noted that Martin Luther, the Reformer, disliked James. His big thing was faith and the grace of…

ADULTING AFTER JESUS (OF JAMES, JACOB, TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS)

James 1:1-18, Psalm 46, Mark 9:20-27 Jenn Hosler This is the first sermon in our sermon series on the book of James. You can find the audio of this sermon here: soundcloud.com/washingtoncitycob/james-jacob-temptations-and-trials-september-24-2017 . *Note* The audio differs from the text.  Yesterday, I was working on my sermon right up until I had to leave for French class….

WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED

Matthew 18:15-20    Romans 13:8-14 Jeff Davidson We don’t like Matthew 18, at least not all the time. One of the reasons we don’t like it is that it’s about conflict in the church, and most of us don’t like dealing with conflict. If I have a problem with you, it’s easier to cut you off….

A SERMON IN FOUR SCRIPTURES

Exodus 32:7-14    Psalm 51:1-10     1 Timothy 1:12-17    Luke 15:1-10 Jeff Davidson If you look up a dictionary definition for “preach,” you will find that one of the definitions is “to give religious or moral instruction, particularly in a tedious manner.” One popular form of preaching is “expository preaching.” According to Wikipedia, this is a…

WARNINGS, MOUNTAINS, AND CONSUMING FIRE

Hebrews 12:14-29; Psalm 103:1-8 Jennifer Hosler Nate and I recently spent time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The landscape is staggeringly beautiful. Expanses of sheer, sharp mountains, turquoise lakes, acres and acres of pine trees, aspen trees, and larch trees. We hiked most days and found ourselves climbing steeply through fields of alpine wildflowers and…

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Ephesians 3:1-6 Jesse Winter I met a man in Israel named Moshe. I traveled to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan for an inter-term class in college, and during the trip, I got to do amazing things, like wander through ancient ruins, explore a secret tunnel beneath Jerusalem, and swim in the Dead Sea. I also failed…

Sheep, Pennies, and People of Disrepute

Sheep, Pennies, and People of Disrepute Jennifer Hosler             Some of you might know that there exists a satirical newspaper called The Onion.  Like all satire, it uses irony, sarcasm, and twists on current events to shed light on everyday absurdities, politicians’ shortcomings, or to make us think about human situations that we take for…