Sermons on Acts
Today we celebrate the day of Pentecost! On this special day we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit and celebrate the birthday of the church. What difference does the Holy Spirit make in our lives and our world today? How does the Holy Spirit continue to move between and among us?
Today is Ascension Sunday and we take a look at the account of the recently resurrected Christ being taken up or ascending to heaven. We don’t like to wait, but what if that’s how we become open to blessing?
Faces of Our Faith: Eutychus
Who on earth is Eutychus? Join us as we ponder Eutychus’ story, his experience in that upper room and how he might encourage us in relation to those who have “fallen” in life or “fallen away” from the life of the church.
Faces of Our Faith: The Ethiopian Eunuch, Overhearing Another’s Prayer
This Sunday we are delighted to welcome the Rev. Lesley Brogan as our preacher. She will help us explore the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch, inviting us into the realities of his difficult life, the hurdles he faced, and the depth of his faith.
Too Hot to Handle
Pentecost is the fiftieth and last day of the Easter Season, the day the church received the gift of the Holy Spirit. It’s considered the “birthday of the church” as the gathered assembly received the Holy Spirit. How does the spirit break out of our expectations and become “too hot to handle,” even today?
Be Thou My Vision
Join us on Sunday as we explore these passages that remind us of the divine vision that guides, encourages and inspires us.
In and Out of God’s Way
Peter’s world was turned upside down when he realized the Holy Spirit was pushing and expanding the boundaries of their faith community in order to include those who had previously been adversaries.
This week we spend time with the only woman in the Bible who is named as a disciple…Tabitha. (Also known as Dorcas.) (Which can be translated gazelle!) Tabitha was well known in the community for her charitable spirit and good works supporting widows and the poor.
Paul went from being early Christianity’s biggest threat to being its biggest proponent, following an unexpected and life-changing encounter with the risen Christ. We may not match the high drama of Paul’s story, but what can we learn about how God transforms individual identity and uses us as instruments in God’s unfolding story?
The Language of God Is Multi-Ethnic
Today is Pentecost Sunday, a day that is recognized as the birthday of the church! Today we discuss the ways God breaks the binary, otherness, in which language, nationality, gender, sexuality, race, culture, ability no longer hold us back from understanding one another, and unites us so that we can be one in the Holy Spirit. This is the birth of a new church. A celebration in oneness.