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Sermons (Page 3)

Back to Basics

Rev Ben preaches on the Sunday after election day 2016, reflecting on how the challenges faced by the early church echo our own, and that our mission remains the same: to welcome absolutely everyone, and to take care of each other.

The Beginning is Near

Rev. Talitha discusses the apocalyptic language of Luke 21:5, drawing out lessons about how to live through “the end”: the destruction of the temple in biblical times, modern political upheaval, and personal crises.

The City on a Hill

On Reformation Sunday, Rev Daniel talks about the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, observing that good ideas can come from flawed people, and addressing within his understanding of the Reformed tradition the role of the church in society. Urging church members to participate in the building of “The City on a Hill” by voting in the upcoming election and remained engaged, since…

Lose Your Self-Righteousness

Rev. Ben talks about the scarier side of the writings of John Calvin – the side that speaks of human “depravity”, and comes around to the perspective that in acknowledging our failings we open the door for Grace. Scripture: LUKE 18: 9-14

A Wider Embrace

On the eve of Indigenous People’s Day, Rev. Daniel reflects upon the treatment of Native Americans since the time of Columbus and relates it to the Spirit of inclusiveness as a Christian value. Scripture – Luke 17:11-19

Commissioning a Global Faith

Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20 On the occasion of World Communion Sunday, Rev. Daniel reflects upon the history of the church’s response to this scripture, referred to as “The Great Commission” with the understanding that our faith is not limited to this one local congregation.

Pride and Patriotism

Preaching on September 11th, Rev. Ben discusses the brighter and darker sides of patriotism, and the ways in which our Christianity calls us to be citizens who recognize our country’s flaws and work to make our nation more fair, just, and caring.