Sermons

February 9, 2020 09
Feb 2020

Your Light

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Your Light – Isaiah 58:1, 8-12 and Matthew 5:13-20 With a quick glance at the cover of your bulletin this morning, you see that we are now gathered in the Christian season following Epiphany. Church historians tell us that early Christians began celebrating Epiphany prior to any formal celebrations related to […]

January 26, 2020 26
Jan 2020

What Does God’s Call Feel Like?

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

What Does God’s Call Feel Like? – Psalm 27:1, 4-7 and Matthew 4:12-23 Driving an automobile is the most dangerous activity that most of us engage in on a daily basis. This is because the cars that we drive are incredibly heavy and remarkably fast. Far too often, routine trips have […]

January 19, 2020 19
Jan 2020

What Are You Looking For?

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

What Are You Looking For? – Psalm 40:1-11 and John 1:35-42 One week ago, we celebrated Baptism of the Lord Sunday. As a part of that occasion, we noted that Jesus was originally a disciple of John the Baptist, that Jesus sought John’s company in the wilderness, and that Jesus was […]

January 12, 2020 12
Jan 2020

Cleansed

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Cleansed – Isaiah 42:1-7 and Matthew 3:13-17 Following the birth of our Lord at Christmas, the shepherds, the magi, the angels, and even King Herod himself confirmed what Jesus’ parents already knew – that theirs was no ordinary child. Fast-forward 12 years and we learn about Jesus as a boy […]

December 29, 2019 29
Dec 2019

Subversive Faith

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Subversive Faith – Colossians 3:12-17 and Luke 2:41-52  “For whatever reasons, neither Luke nor Matthew carried the implications of the virgin birth into the remainder of their Gospels, nor did the early church include those stories in the preaching of the gospel.” [1] Rather, Luke’s narrative unfolds normally, free of miracles, […]

December 24, 2019 24
Dec 2019

In Relation

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

In Relation – Isaiah 9:2,6-7 and Luke 2:1-20  From kindergarten through the third grade, I was a student at a private day school. There were only eight children in my class. I remember getting along really well with most of my peers. There are a few of my classmates that I […]

December 15, 2019 15
Dec 2019

Rejoice

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Rejoice – Isaiah 35:1-4c, 5-8d and Luke 1:46b-55 There is a region in Northwestern Spain on the Atlantic coast above Portugal called Galicia. The land there is lush and mountainous “peppered with oak, chestnut, eucalyptus and cultivated pine forests.” [1] Galicia is “far removed from the tourist-filled beaches of Spain’s Mediterranean coast.” […]

December 8, 2019 08
Dec 2019

While the Sun Endures

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

While the Sun Endures – Isaiah 11:1-10 and Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 I have a great deal of respect for those who work to keep us safe. For law enforcement officers, and prosecutors, and judges. Daily, they put themselves in dangerous situations for the benefit of our communities. Daily, they strive to […]

December 1, 2019 01
Dec 2019

Plowing Ahead

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Plowing Ahead – Matthew 24:36-44 Isaiah 2:1-5 Intense, prolonged heat is a powerful force, with the ability to kill bacteria in our food, transform water into steam, and reduce wood to ash. The Bible speaks of a refining fire, a heat that can melt solid metals so effectively that those materials […]

November 10, 2019 10
Nov 2019

Who Jesus Was

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Who Jesus Was – John 16:21-24 and Luke 19:1-10 We know who Jesus was. A historical figure. The son of Joseph and Mary. Born in the time of Herod. A Jew raised in the tiny village of Nazareth, he sat at the feet of religious authorities and debated with the scholars […]