Sermons from April 2020

Sermons from April 2020

Beginning a New Chapter

Beginning a New Chapter                  3rd Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41     Luke 24:13-35 During this time of quarantine, I have read a lot of comments saying something to the effect of, “When this is over, I’m going to be living differently from what I was before.” Instead of just “getting back to normal,” many folks are going to be intentional about taking what they’ve learned and using it from now on! Yes, we can step into a new way of living! I was reminded of…

Imperishable

April 19, 2020 Imperishable             2nd Sunday of Easter 1 Peter 1:3-9   April 19, 2020   John 20:19-31 I’ve always been a “people watcher.” In the days when we were able to be out in crowds, I would observe how people behave and talk and relate to others. One phenomenon I have observed countless times is that of a child carrying something precious but doesn’t want to be in charge of it at the moment. They bring it to Mom or Dad or…

Resurrected with Christ

Resurrected with Christ                 Easter Sunday Colossians 3:1-4   John 20:1-18 In the middle of the pandemic and all its heartaches and losses, I find myself taking immense pleasure in watching the crocuses and daffodils and hyacinths pop out of the ground and start sharing their cheerful colors! As much as I enjoy winter and snow and the bracing cold, I have been ready for spring, excited to go outside without a coat and smell the fresh earth and hear some birds singing! Seeing…

The Humble Conqueror

The Humble Conqueror                  Palm Sunday Philippians 2:5-11   Matthew 21:1-11 Mike and Barbara Weber were practically newlyweds when the Nazi army overran their village. Mike was given two choices: 1. Join their army, or 2. Be killed. He joined them, and fought half-heartedly beside them until the war was over. On VE Day, Mike was far from home, and he was in territory that the Russians controlled. Everyone knew of the horrors that awaited them if they surrendered to the Russians,…