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Sermon Text: Colossians 3: 12- 17 and Luke 2: 41-52

We will look at two different passages that are provided in the lectionary this morning. I am going to read the Gospel passage which tells of Jesus in the temple aged twelve and we’ll try to blend in the passage from Colossians that Kassidy read for us.

(Scripture) Luke 2:41-52.

I am sure we have all had the experience of being lost, or losing someone. Perhaps you were the one who was lost, perhaps you lost a child, and it is not a pleasant experience.

I have a friend in Ohio who used to be a youth leader. He once took a group of youth out west on a mission trip. On this particular day they were visiting the Grand Canyon. But they were not on the south rim where most tourists go…See full sermon here

Beautifully Angry

Sermon Text:  Mark 3:1-6

I wonder what kind of idiot decides to preach a message based on anger after the contentious week we have just had? This one. Trust me, it wasn’t planned.

Let me tell you a story: Before I studied theology, I was a telephone engineer. One day I was driving home from work and I approached a roundabout. It was a two- lane roundabout, and I was in the lane to turn right. The guy in the left lane pulled out in front of me trying to get to my lane and nearly knocked me into the middle of the roundabout. No turn signal, nothing. Something snapped in here; I lost it. I got on this guy’s tail. Flashing my lights, I stuck with him, mad as can be. I followed that guy for about three miles past the turnoff for my house. Eventually I wondered, “What am I going to do if I catch this guy?” Get beaten up probably! Anger makes us do crazy things. We have all been angry; we all have similar stories...Read full sermon here (PDF)

 

Jesus Had It We've Got It Too Into Wine

Sermon Text: John 1:1-11

We all know that “Jesus Had It” in him to be all that his Father had intended.  But often we don’t realize … that “We’ve Got It Too!”  So much untapped potential is there for the asking … if we’d only try.  During this season of Lent, the challenge before us is to be all that we can be; to cultivate our hidden potential; to draw upon the strength of Christ within...Read full sermon here (PDF)