Sermons

God nourishes the whole earth with refreshing water, His design, yielding a bountiful harvest. His Word does the same thing—nourishing faith, refreshing souls, reaping joy. The Gospel has been planted…

Trajectory

July 2, 2017
Jesus came to bring a sword rather than bring peace? These are challenging words to hear. But we also know that Jesus experienced the terror of the cross so that…

Fear …and Fear Not

June 25, 2017
Fear. Amazing, sometimes, how much we are driven by fear. It can paralyze us, keep us up in the middle of the night, make us respond to other people and…

The A-List

June 18, 2017
Our Lord Jesus refuses to work alone. He calls ordinary people, just like us, to assist Him in His world-changing, kingdom-inaugurating work. Individuals matter: one man brought death to the…

Some Still Doubted

June 11, 2017
One God in Three Persons. In the history of the Church the doctrine of the Trinity has been an inspiring conception of how God works, but also a divisive point…
Wind, fire, surprise, cacophony of languages, promises fulfilled, dreams, visions, gifts given and received, solidarity, and most of all the Spirit—these are all parts of what make up the Pentecost…

The Masks of God

May 28, 2017
We’ve If Jesus was giving instructions to us today, they might sound something like this: “You will be my witnesses to Vancouver, the Portland area, Pacific Northwest, and to the…

Peripheral Focus

May 7, 2017
Generally, we don’t like being compared to sheep. So, while the image of God as a shepherd, even a good one, might be nostalgically comforting, it doesn’t quite resonate with…

Turnaround

April 30, 2017
Opening our eyes to see Christ in our midst is a challenge for all on their Christian journey, but it is literally a step in the right direction—especially when it…

Believing Anyway

April 23, 2017
“Blessed are those who have not seen yet believe.” The bold, good news of Easter: Death could not hold Jesus in its power! But like Thomas and the other disciples,…