Sermons

September 8, 2019 08
Sep 2019

With

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

With People long to be known. Otherwise, why would we put ourselves out there time and time again? Why would we bother to attend parties with strangers? Why would we carry on in relationships in which conflict is often present? And why would so many people seek connection on social […]

September 1, 2019 01
Sep 2019

Finding Our Place

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Finding Our Place In an article in Forbes, Christine Riordan recalls a film entitled, Trouble With the Curve. In it, “Clint Eastwood plays a long-time baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves who discovers a high-school hitting sensation. [Eastwood’s character] comes up against a young fellow scout who uses statistics to […]

August 18, 2019 18
Aug 2019

The Inheritance That God Has Prepared

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

The Inheritance That God Has Prepared Colossians 1:9-14 and Hebrews 12:1-3 Have you ever showed up for something that you were completely unprepared for?  I can still remember a conversation with my maternal grandfather. He was visiting my family from out of state, and he arrived at my high school […]

August 11, 2019 11
Aug 2019

Planning for the Future

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Planning for the Future Psalm 107:1-9, 43 and Luke 12:13-21 Folks were always trying to triangulate Jesus – to bring him into the midst of a personal disagreement with the hope that he would serve as an arbitrator. And in today’s second lesson, we find yet another example of that. […]

August 4, 2019 04
Aug 2019

Trusting in the Promise

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Trusting in the Promise Luke 12:32-40 and Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16  “In the Luther Bible, the German translation of ‘kingdom’ is Reich.” [1] Fast-forward hundreds of years following the Protestant Reformation, and that same word, Reich, takes on a far more sinister tone among the German people. As a result of […]

July 28, 2019 28
Jul 2019

Praying for Something

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Praying for Something Psalm 85:6-13 and Luke 11:1-10 As the sun was setting one evening, my parents pulled their car into the driveway of some friends they knew from church. My brother, who is six years older than me, was visiting our grandparents. I was just 18 months old at […]

July 21, 2019 21
Jul 2019

In Search of Wisdom

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

In Search of Wisdom Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Luke 10:38-42 Sooner or later, every parent with more than one child will hear these words: “Mom and Dad, you won’t believe what my sibling just did.” As soon as these words are spoken, experienced parents know exactly what is coming next. […]

June 30, 2019 30
Jun 2019

Wherever You Go

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Wherever You Go Psalm 72:11-15, 20 and Luke 9: 51-62 In 1927, a storm sewer line was installed here in Akron beneath what was then known as Tallmadge Parkway. Over the next three decades, the pipe deteriorated badly while the problem went undetected. News reports from July 21, 1964 state […]

June 23, 2019 23
Jun 2019

Like He Was Overrun by an Army

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Like He Was Overrun by an Army Selected Verses from Psalm 42 and 43 and Luke 8:26-39 In our second lesson this morning, Jesus is in a foreign land. We know that he’s among the gentiles when pigs, ritually unclean animals, are mentioned. And here, in the land of the […]

June 16, 2019 16
Jun 2019

We Hold These Truths

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

We Hold These Truths Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15 On July 4, 1776, the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America read as follows: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, […]