faith

April 2019

Redoubtable Thomas

By | April 28th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dr. Mike Vaughn April 28, 2019 There is power in asking good questions. Better questions bring better answers. Great questions can lead to stronger faith. Pilgrim is a bucket full of questions about how God's teachings are being enacted in this world. This week's reading is about someone who was not there ...

February 2019

When Good News Goes Bad~Luke 4: 21-30

By | February 3rd, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley February 3, 2019 Jesus's first sermon was short but powerful. He told the crowd he is bringing good news. At first, the crowd was excited. Soon after, they wanted to throw him off a cliff. Jesus reminded them that during a famine, Elijah was sent to only a widow in ...

September 2018

Sacred Anarchy~Luke 6: 1-11

By | September 23rd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Anna Runion on September 23, 2018 Building on last week's sermon, we continue the discussion of shaking up our daily lives. We must renounce our privilege, resist evil, and rebel.  What now? What sort of rebellion and how far should it go? The reading today tells us about Jesus doing things on ...

Faith Without Works? Dead!~Mark 7: 25-30

By | September 9th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Madison Shockley on September 9, 2018 Today, we look at all four of the texts from the lectionary. While modern technology has changed the world, human nature remains unchanged. These texts remain fresh today. The poor are defenseless yet they are the ones who are robbed. They are the victims of a ...

January 2017

November 2016

October 2016

How to live on the Losing side

By | October 9th, 2016|sermons|

The reading from Jeremiah concerns the delivering a message of defeat. Jeremiah had a difficult job.  He had to tell  the people of Israel that their government, social, and religious institutions had neglected the issue of social justice that only the outsider, Nebuchadnezzar, could dismantle it.

August 2016

Faith as The Long Game

By | August 7th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/178761443 Given By Rev. Steve Meineke on Aug. 7, 2016 With all the demands on our time and attention, sometimes you can feel emotionally drained. Today's sermon hopes to strengthen your faith and allow you to continue being the kind of person you are deep down. The reading today begins by describing faith as the ...

April 2016

Get Up!

By | April 17th, 2016|sermons|

Today's sermon brings to our attention to the message from Acts 9:36-43. Even though Jesus has died, his resurrection has empowered those are now the leaders of the church.

Can I Get a Witness

By | April 3rd, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/162454482 Today's sermon follows the one of the narratives of the Apostles and their actions following the death of Jesus. Peter challenges the authorities as he continues to teach Jesus' message in the temple in Jerusalem. It represents the conflict between Judaism and the new Christian movement. Peter preached at great risk. If Christianity were ...

September 2014