Waiting for Ejection

December 1, 2019
Text: Matthew 24:36-44 Then there will be two in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken…

Why Give?

November 24, 2019
Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 I come before you this morning extremely grateful for you. I am humbled at the privilege of being your pastor. I am humbled at the invitation you…

New Heaven, New Earth

November 17, 2019
Text: Isaiah 65:17-25 SPIRITUAL EXERCISE Draw or write your vision of a new heaven and a new earth. What do you hope for your children or grandchildren, your community, your country,…

Looking Forward with Faith

November 10, 2019
Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 This morning we turn to the prophet Haggai, a prophet we rarely read who lived in a time of Biblical history we rarely discuss – so perhaps a little…

The Checklist

November 3, 2019
Text: Luke 19:1-10 Everyone in town knew Zacchaeus. Short. Rich. A sinner. Someone whose house you shouldn’t eat at. Someone whose son your daughter shouldn’t date. Someone who you should avoid when…

Praying Through Darkness

October 27, 2019
Text: Jeremiah 14-15 As we turn to today’s scripture from Jeremiah I want to start with the question in the bulletin: Where today does your heart cry out to the Lord? I invite…

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…

Slaves to God

October 6, 2019
Text: Luke 17:5-10 Before I begin I want to share with you a story told to me by  Rev. Lydia Neshangwe over lunch last Monday. Rev. Neshangwe. a Presbyterian pastor from Zimbabwe, was visiting…

Living with Hope

September 28, 2019
Text: Jeremiah 32:1-15 What do you do when it seems as if the entire world implodes around you. Maybe relationships aren’t working. Maybe politics aren’t working. Maybe kids aren’t working. Maybe…