Sermons on John (Page 3)
In a conference-wide service, Bishop Grant Hagiya reflects on the current pandemic, grieving our losses but also asking how our slower pace and focus on simplicity can inform and enrich the “new normal” that is to come.
This Sunday, we launch into a new sermon series. Our current reality of social isolation in the midst of a pandemic is not the only example of widescale stress and anxiety on the human species. Psychologists and historians continue to point out that one expression of humanity seems constant across such periods of stress—creativity.
On Easter Sunday people all over the world celebrated in ways previously unimagined. There was a rise in telecasting while church pews remain empty. Only Jesus could bring forth life, life in abundance, from what some people say is a time of complete devastation.
This Sunday is Easter Sunday! While we continue to endure “social distancing,” we will celebrate online with a traditional service that includes hymns, lively music, a time for children, and a celebratory message from Pastors Lydia and Bob.
As we wrestle in the current COVID-19 pandemic with how to relate with one another, we might consider this alongside our ongoing series on gratitude and the illustration of the table.
As we enter this Lenten season of spiritual introspection, we begin in earnest our exploration of gratitude. Culturally, we struggle even with the simplicity of thank-you cards. Perhaps we can push back from this and realize that everything we have is a gift from God, which begs this question: where is God?
This Sunday we conclude our short series on our Baptismal and Membership Vows. What does it mean to confess our faith?
This Sunday we continue our short series on our Baptismal and Membership Vows. 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.
This week we examine the major portion of The Apostles’ Creed, focusing on Jesus. Quite a few theological statements are claimed in this central section of the creed. We explore what The Apostles’ Creed claims about Jesus and how these central claims form our faith.
This first Sunday after Easter, we may still be absorbing the wonder of Jesus’ resurrection – or perhaps, like Thomas, we want more certainty.