Fires, Prisons & the God of Life

Text: John 6:51-58 Date: Aug 15, 2021 It has been almost two months since Stephan, Tyler & Holly led a group of us up to Grand Lake to help MDS with the East Troublesome Fire clean-up, but I think about the work we did often, especially with all the fires raging...

Be Angry But Do Not Sin

Text: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Date: 8/8/2021 Something you may or may not know about me is that I get angry, a lot. I do my best to hide it, as a pastor. Nobody these days likes an angry pastor. But whenever I turn on the news, or browse facebook or twitter, it only takes...

The Ruined Empire of Sin

Text: 2 Sam. 11:1-15 Date: July 25, 2021 Perhaps I watch too much TV. But this morning, when I think about the story of David and Bathsheba, I can’t help but think of the show Breaking Bad. For those unfamiliar, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White, an apathetic...

Christ is our Peace

Texts: Ephesians 2:11-22, Galatians 1:1-5 Date: July 18, 2021 “There are two ways” begins the Didache, “one of life and one of death; and great is the difference between the two ways.” The Didache, an ancient document of the early church, offers us a clear description...

A Three-Dimensional Faith

Text: Mark 5:21-43 Date: June 27 2021 Where you read Scripture matters. With whom you read Scripture matters. This morning, I want to look at Mark’s intertwined stories of Jairus’ daughter and the woman with hemorrhages. I want us to read this story together three...

Memory and Hope

Text: John 21:1-19 Date: June 20, 201 It’s still an odd feeling, being here, in this sanctuary, with all of you, looking out, seeing the empty spaces where Don & Elvira used to sit, no longer seeing Don Mellott next to Mary Beth, nor seeing Joyce and Sam, in the...