An Invitation to Abundace

This week I began a three part series on generosity called, “God’s Abundance.” The series explores in depth 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” Participating in God’s mission in the world, means participating in God’s overflowing generosity.  In this small verse, we find the spiritual and theological dynamics of generosity: receiving, having, and sharing.

The first message is on receiving, “God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance,” and flows from both this verse and Isaiah 55:1-11.

Crucial Conversations – Matthew 5:24

After three weeks of not preaching on Sundays (which was a wonderful break, and gave me lots of time to do other needed things, and the great opportunity to sit and hear a sermon!), it was good to be back in the pulpit last Sunday!

Alongside this sermon, I highly recommend the book Crucial Conversations. None of us do this well and yet we must! They offer great tools for having the crucial conversations that are honest, respectful, and productive.

Ordinary People and the Presence of Christ

This morning we are finishing our study of the letter to the Colossians. We began this study in mid-summer, when it seemed that summer days stretched endlessly before us. Now, we stand on the edge of Fall; college students are back in their dorms, grade school students start tomorrow, and we have come to end of the letter.

Today, the cosmic theology of Colossians becomes very personal as we see that the presence of Christ is embodied in ordinary people like you and me.
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The Lord of Your Heart


This morning we are picking up at the place in Colossians where Paul has turned his attention to us — those who read and hear this letter. He has sketched for us a vision of Jesus Christ, the image of God and the Lord of all creation. Today, we will see that the Lord of all creation is also the Lord of your heart, and he seeks to guide your desires, your intentions, and your actions.  

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The Open Secret

The Open Secret – Colossians 1:24-2:5

This morning we are continuing our journey through Colossians. This letter, chapter by chapter, brings us to an ever deeper understanding of Jesus Christ.

Today we see that everything you need to know about God’s plan has already been revealed: in a Jewish man who suffered, died, and rose again. It is an open secret. Let us pray.

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