Sermons by Lori Leopold

Sermons by Lori Leopold

Travel Light

Jesus “hit a bump” when he attempted to minister in his hometown of Nazareth. It was a good opportunity to teach his disciples (then and now) what it means to travel light as we journey through life and seek to be of consequence for Christ in the world.

Faith and Fear

Join us as we explore Mark’s version of the account of Jesus stilling the storm. While most of us haven’t found ourselves on storm-tossed seas, haven’t all of us have weathered turbulent times in life, times when fear rises and faith falters?

Within a Seed

On the days when we are hopeful AND on the days when we fret we are moving in wrong directions or will never get there, how might Jesus’ words about seeds offer us hope and reassurance?

Start at the Very Beginning

What invitation does Jesus extend to Nicodemus and what must Nicodemus wrestle with as he seeks to enter more fully and deeply into relationship with God?

Fluent in Wonder

Today is Pentecost Sunday. How do we encounter the Holy Spirit today? Can and will we be amazed and transformed? And if so, what difference might that make…in us and to the world around us?

In the World

What does it mean to be “in” the world but not “of” it? How do we live deeply, fully, faithfully in this precious world AND remember that we belong to another world as well… the kin-dom that is still becoming? What does one have to do with the other?

Completing Joy

Join us as we examine the invitation to “abide in Christ’s love.” But for what purpose? To what end? JOY!

To Abide or Not To Abide…

Jesus asks us to abide, and Phillip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch gives us an example. What does it mean to abide in Christ and to allow Christ to abide in us? To what extent do we choose such abiding?

Wandering Heart…Here’s My Heart

In many ways, our scripture passage for this Sunday brings us full circle… back to fishermen by the seashore, doing what they do best:  fishing. In this passage from John, the disciples encounter the risen Christ who prepares breakfast for them over an open fire.