March 2017

Holy Healthcare

By |2019-05-19T17:02:02-07:00March 26th, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Madison Shockley March 26, 2017 Today's reading coincides with the current topic involving healthcare. Our government is wrestling with just how much healthcare should be available. The Gospel of John should not be taken literally. It is a story of Jesus healing a blind man. His disciples ask whose sin led [...]

A Second Chance At Life

By |2017-04-09T10:48:44-07:00March 12th, 2017|sermons|

The Gospel of John is a different kind of gospel from the other three. Matthew, Mark and Luke are known as the synoptic gospels. John's gospel views the life of Jesus in a different light. The early church almost did not include it in the Canon. There is no infancy narrative...

August 2016

Two Hijabs and Mr. Triple-A

By |2016-12-19T10:53:11-07:00August 14th, 2016|sermons|

The reading today from John tries to imagine the calling of the first twelve disciples. It begins with Andrew and his brother, Simon-Peter, who are simple fisher-folk from Galilee. Next came Philip who then tries to persuade Nathanael.

April 2016

You’ve Fed The Sheep What?!?

By |2016-12-08T17:14:56-07:00April 10th, 2016|sermons| As guest preacher, Neal Washburn, asks the question, "What did Jesus mean when he asks the disciples to feed and tend my sheep?" According to the reading, John 21: 1-19, the disciples have gone back to fishing in the weeks after Jesus' death. Jesus appears to them and tells them to throw their [...]

March 2016

The Truth Will Make You free, Of the Death Pen-al-ty

By |2016-12-08T17:03:04-07:00March 13th, 2016|sermons| In this week's passage from the Gospel of John, he addresses his Jewish-Christian based community to tell them that the truth about Jesus. Jesus was sent by God to show them the way to live a God-pleasing life. Today's sermon speaks to one aspect of Jesus' teachings. It tells us a truth about [...]

February 2016

Slut-Shaming, Rape, Honor-Killing, And Jesus

By |2016-12-08T17:01:44-07:00February 28th, 2016|sermons| The sermon was inspired by the story from the Gospel of John about a woman caught committing adultery who is brought before Jesus. The elders want to stone her. Jesus turns the tables on them. In the recent past, women were referred to as having a reputation or being easy. The new term [...]

Drought Tolerant Christians

By |2016-12-08T17:00:22-07:00February 28th, 2016|sermons| What kind of Christian are we? Do we need constant watering or are we able to thrive by getting just a bit of water? Through the Gospel of John, Jesus talks about giving us Spiritual life through the Living Water. We can be Drought-Tolerant Christians by keeping our faith even when the world [...]

The First Temptation of Christ

By |2016-12-08T16:55:20-07:00February 14th, 2016|sermons| Given By Madison Shockley on Feb 14, 2016: From the Gospel of John, the first temptation of Christ talks of the Samarian Woman at the well. John uses this literary device to have us become better prepared to answer the call of God. It prompts us during Lent to do a self examination. [...]

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