Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes

Nearly every week, Sermon Notes are provided to help us prepare for upcoming sermons. Following the sermon, additional notes are added in reflection. Feel free to use these Sermon Notes in your personal study or in a group!

Hosanna / Pilate’s Dream

This Sunday, we celebrate Palm Sunday (early) and ask ourselves important questions about our Lenten preparations and about what is worth celebrating in our faith.

Everything’s Alright

This Sunday, we continue our Lenten worship series with a familiar text about Jesus being anointed with oil. John’s version of this story brings about thoughts of scarcity, but perhaps that’s the wrong way to think about it. Could there be a reading of this story that instead reminds us of God’s generosity?

Heaven On Their Minds

This Sunday we enter the season of Lent and our Jesus Christ Superstar series with the opening song, Heaven on their Minds.

The Astounded Crowd

This Sunday, our Discipleship series concludes with Jesus’ transfiguration on a mountain. It is good to explore this text in the aftermath of #GC2019 so that we may listen more carefully for Jesus’ teaching and live more fully as the body of Christ.

The Questioning Crowd

This Sunday, our Discipleship series continues Jesus’ sermon on a plain with one of the most difficult instructions imaginable: love your enemies.

The Expectant Crowd

This Sunday, we begin a short Lectionary series that explores the ideas of Discipleship and of expanding the church into the community. In this week’s Gospel text, we begin with the Luke version of the Sermon on the Plain.

Reading Paul’s Letters

This fifth Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we continue through the New Testament with the letters attributed to Paul.

The Gospels

This fourth Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we continue our exploration of the sacred texts that make up the Christian Bible with the core writings that help Christians claim their unique identity of faith: the Gospels.

The Hebrew Bible

This third Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we explore the continuation of the Hebrew Bible including the Torah, the Prophets, and the Wisdom Literature. In doing so, we seek not only God’s wisdom but also how our oldest stories help us to experience God today.