Sermon 8/6/17 – Ephesians 6:10-20

Within the body of New Testament letters, none may be as fascinating as Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  This morning, I encourage you to resist generalizing the New Testament letters as different expressions of the same message and truth.  Instead let us spend some time exploring Paul’s circumstance and his message so that we may […]

Sermon 7/30/2017 – I WANT TO TALK ABOUT US Ephesians 4:1-16

A few years ago country singer Toby Keith came out with a song which will be running through a lot of your heads for the rest of the service after I have reminded you of it.  Most of the song is about his girl friend, with lines like these: We talk about your dreams and […]

Sermon July 23,2017 – JESUS: BRING DOWN THIS WALL! Ephesians 2:11-22

Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan made a speech at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall which divided east and west Germany and symbolized the divisions of the cold war.  During that speech he said to the Soviet premier: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  People did indeed begin tearing that wall down, bringing […]

Sermon 7/9/17- “Are You Ready?” Luke 10:1-11; Proverbs 6:16-23

Several years ago, I came home for a visit with my parents.  Somewhere in the course of a week, I had dinner with my two cousins Danielle and Shay.  Despite being very close, our childhood memories might suggest otherwise.  One memory shared common ground with our texts from this morning.   My cousins were gifted […]