Sermons

Sermons

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Do I belong here? This is a question over the last four years, that I have had to ask myself over and over again. Do I belong here? We know, especially in uncomfortable, new, or unfamiliar situations, how it feels to be out of place. I want to share a little story from my life where I was considering if I belonged…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Amen. Earlier this week, I decided to watch one of my old favorite movies as kid, War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg. You may have seen this movie or you may be familiar with the classic science fiction novel of the same name written by H.G. Wells in 1897…

Third Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings are quintessential Easter readings that offer us a vision of resurrected living. So, let’s explore them. In the first reading, we heard of Saul who was literally torturing, threatening, and murdering those following “the Way.” This phrase, “the Way” is how early followers of Jesus were described. Remember, Jesus’s early supporters were Jewish, and they lived out their faith by following “the Way” of Jesus. It isn’t until later that the followers of Jesus are first called “Christian.” Initially, Jesus’ followers were known not by a set of beliefs, but rather by their character or the way they operated in the world…