Ask. It will be Given

October 20, 2019
Text: Luke 18:1-8 Sometimes it just seems like God doesn’t hear our prayers. Or if God hears them, the divine self certainly isn’t answering them. I often feel most unheard when…

Home Among Exiles

October 13, 2019
Text: Jeremiah 29:1-7 A short while after my mother’s death I found myself on the phone with Betty Coleman, longtime secretary of Apex Baptist Church in Apex, NC. My mom had cooked…

The Lost Employee

September 22, 2019
Text: Luke 16:1-13; Matthew 6:24 As we begin to untangle this parable, two initial points. 1. Many Bibles title this passage “the parable of the dishonest manager.” A better title…

The Art of Wandering

September 15, 2019
The Art of Wandering September 15, 2019 Rev. Fritz Nelson Texts: Jeremiah 4:11-28; Luke 15:1-10 I got lost the other day. Not seriously lost, not life threateningly lost, but lost…

Broken Vessels

September 8, 2019
Broken Vessels September 8, 2019 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 God the Potter. Me – the dust mixed with water, mixed with life, mixed with God’s holy…

Of Homelands & Homes

September 1, 2019
Summer 2019: Places Of Homelands & Homes September 1, 2019 Rev. Fritz Nelson Genesis 32:22-31 As we’ve journeyed this summer we’ve walked in the footsteps of Jesus, we’ve crossed the…

Shiloh

August 4, 2019
1 Samuel 1:1-20 NOTE: This sermon was never actually preached. Within the 24 hours preceding worship on August 4th two mass shootings rocked the nation. My remarks on August 4th…

Borderlands

July 28, 2019
Joshua 3:1-17 The Israelites can see the Promised Land. They can taste the milk and honey. They anticipate being able to leave their desert wanderings, being able to settle down,…

The Desert

July 21, 2019
The Desert July 21, 2019 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Exodus 16 The town of Saint Catherine, located in the heart of the Sinai desert, is so dry all its water…