Sermon Notes (Page 3)
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!
This Sunday’s text may feel peculiar. Why would these religious leaders be criticizing people for the way they wash their hands? Is this simply about hygiene? Or is it something more?
As we continue from last week’s text, we find ourselves deep into questions of identity and awareness. Is Jesus an amazing teacher and healer, is he the carpenter’s son who grew up in town?
In this Sunday’s text, Jesus invites the disciples to join him in crossing to the other side of the lake. In doing so, they find themselves in a storm so terrifying that even experienced fishermen fear that they’ll drown.
As we begin a series on the Gospel of Mark, we read that religious leaders began to critique Jesus very early in his ministry.
In a difficult text about a Canaanite woman, the disciples and even Jesus appear to refuse to help someone in need. But when she speaks boldly in her defense, Jesus responds…
Concluding this Worship series, we land on the third vow to (in part) confess Jesus as our Savior. In many ways, this may be the crux of our Baptismal and Membership vows.
Our tradition suggests that God empowers us all. This week’s message invites us to accept the gifts that God gives – not for ourselves, but to work toward God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
We begin a new series on our Baptism and membership vows. In this first vow, we commit to renounce, we commit to reject, we commit to repent.
We conclude our series on The Apostle’s Creed exploring The Holy Spirit. Generally, we might celebrate Pentecost thinking about the Gifts of the Spirit, but Paul also reminds us of the Fruits of the Spirit. Sometimes we are able to see these in unexpected places.
This Sunday’s message explores a belief in the forgiveness of sins. In doing so, we must understand both sin and forgiveness and how God’s grace is present in both.