Sermons

For most of my sermons, there is both audio and a transcript. Therefore, you can listen to or read them. My sermons are brief, audio recordings are 15-20 minutes. Older sermons are at the bottom, ones at the top are most recent. Feedback welcome. Sermon content and delivery are two different things, and I try to improve with both. I am a substitute preacher, which can pose challenges as I can be walking into an unknown situation.

Jesus, the bread of life. This was preached at an assisted living facility, and I tried to focus on the gospel. The Bible readings were: Isaiah 55: 1-3, 6-9; Psalm 63:1-8; John 6: 25-40.  Link to audio and transcript here.

Are you confident to serve? Luke 5 and Isaiah 6. The calling of Peter and Isaiah. Link here to audio and transcript.

What is peace? And the connection between peace and thankfulness. This message is based upon Colossians 3:15-17; John 20:19-21. Link here to audio and transcript.

Do you need a spiritual alarm clock? This message is on a tough passage, Mark 9: 38-50. Link here to audio and transcript.

Love. Taking 1 Corinthians 13 off the pedestal. Link here to audio and transcript.

Wisdom. Fear of God, Solomon, and Jesus. This message is based on 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20. Link here to audio and transcript.

Peace is a Person. Reconciliation with God and others through Christ. Radical inclusion through Christ and the church. This message is on Ephesians 2: 11-22. Link here to audio and transcript.

King David and King Jesus. This message is on the anointing of David in 1 Samuel 16. The David story anticipates the Jesus story.  Who are you overlooking? Link here to audio and transcript.

Christians should not be optimists or pessimists. This message is on Romans 8:18-27. Link here to a transcript.

The Name. Are you sure you are trusting in the right name? This message is on Acts 3:12-19. Link here to audio and transcript.

The non-triumphant triumphant entry? Palm Sunday message. This message is based upon Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2,19-29.  Link here to audio and transcript.

The Promises of God. Abraham, Jesus, and us. Do you have a 400 year faith? Message based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Romans 4:13-25. Link here to audio and transcript.

Jesus in Psalm 23.  Link here to the transcript. No audio.

Why did Jesus call Peter Satan? And how you can avoid the same. This message is on Matthew 16:21-27. Link here to audio and transcript.

Suffering in the Christian life. This message was on 1 Peter 5:6-11. Stay humble and cast your anxiety upon Jesus; he cares for you. Will suffering weaken or strengthen your faith? Be alert.  Link here to audio and transcript.

HOPE. “What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” Emil Brunner
This message was on I Peter 1: 3-9. Link here to audio and a transcript. This was my very first sermon!