Not a Place Where We Can Be but God is Present There

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 139:1-14 How closely does God care for us? Is God concerned with the intimate details of our lives, or just with some broader, overarching plan of redemption? Christians have varied in terms of how they understand God’s work in history and in daily human affairs. Sometimes, I have…

Peace

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44, Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans, 13:11-14 When I was a growing up, my family would go camping for our summer vacation. In addition to camping type activities such as hiking and mountain biking and campfires and the necessary scouring of the campsite for wood to burn, we would often…

The World’s Greatest Sinner

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Psalm 51:1-10 Note: I forgot my manuscript when leaving for church on the 15th. There are likely significant differences between the sermon as it was preached and the sermon as it appears here. Thanks for reading or listening, and for visiting our website. ~Jeff Raise your hand if you have ever…

Sing the Ways of the Lord

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Psalm 138; Genesis 18:20-32; Luke 11:1-13 Whenever I go to take a shower, I end up singing a song. Sometimes it’s something I heard on the radio or the TV before I got in the shower, sometimes it’s related to something I’ve been thinking about, and sometimes it’s just some random…

Before All Things

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28 Our passages in Amos and Psalms challenge pride and power. Common, perhaps worn out, themes in this town. With the prophet Amos we could say, Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, Surely [the Lord]…

Bless What Lord?

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Psalm 16, Mark 13:1-8 I said in my Facebook post about today’s service that I was going to start the sermon with a grammar joke. It ended up not fitting into where I went with the sermon, but since I promised a grammar joke you’ll get a grammar joke. A panda…

Lower Than the Angels

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 I’ve always had a soft spot for Psalm 8, our Call to Worship. Back in high school one of our choir pieces set Psalm 8 to music, and then in the middle of it was a spoken adaptation of part of the Psalm. I had…

Sow Thusly

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:10 “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” My…

Ecumenism and Interfaith

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture Readings: Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:1-6; Luke 9:46-56; Romans 12:9-21 Mini-Sermon 1: What does it mean to live together as the body of Christ? (Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:1-6) Ice cream comes in many flavors. My favorites include lavender honey, caramel pecan praline, cookies and cream, and a wonderful one called Double Dunker…