Sermons

March 17, 2019 17
Mar 2019

“In the Name”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

In the Name Psalm 27:1, 3-5, 11-14 and Luke 13:31-35 “There are six Herods in the Bible, and each one is pretty much the same guy: a petty tyrant with a touch of megalomania, paranoid, callous,” beholden to the Romans, “religious but in a conniving way, rich, and often cruel.” […]

March 10, 2019 10
Mar 2019

“For Forty Days”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

For Forty Days Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 and Luke 4:1-13 My father has always appreciated cars. When I was a child, there were many times when he would take me to a car lot to look at the new models. On these trips, I always knew that he wasn’t buying anything. […]

March 3, 2019 03
Mar 2019

“Holy”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“Holy” Exodus 34: 29-35 and Luke 9:28-36 At the zoo last summer when I would hoist little Nathan onto my shoulders, it didn’t take long for most of the sensation to disappear from my left hand. My body was trying to tell me something. But like most men nursing a […]

February 24, 2019 24
Feb 2019

“Sibling Rivalry”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“Sibling Rivalry” Luke 6:27-38 and Genesis 45:3-11, 15 I once heard a story about a pastor who sent an intentionally snarky email to some of his clergy friends. In closing, he sarcastically wrote “Your Lord and Savior” before signing his name. His friends knew that he was joking. They rolled […]

February 17, 2019 17
Feb 2019

“First, He Healed Them”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“First, He Healed Them” Jeremiah 17:5-10 and Luke 6:17-26 Let’s say that a man goes to the doctor because he’s having trouble sleeping. This is the presenting problem. Of course, there are all kinds of ways to deal with this issue. But, first, the physician needs to ask some questions. […]

February 3, 2019 03
Feb 2019

“These Three”

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“These Three” 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 I have never studied Spanish, and I don’t know much of it. But, I have traveled to Honduras on three, separate occasions. The first time I was in college. I can still remember riding in a 12-passenger van while the driver rocked out to pop […]

January 27, 2019 27
Jan 2019

Jesus’ First Sermon

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“Jesus’ First Sermon” Psalm 19:7-10, 14 and Luke 4:14-21 When I was in seminary and living in New Jersey, my parents drove up from South Carolina for a visit. As a part of their stay, we decided that we would travel by train from Princeton to New York City – […]

January 20, 2019 20
Jan 2019

Serving The Best

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“Serving the Best” Psalm 36:5-10 and John 2:1-11 “Water is the great elixir of the Bible. One must have lived in a dry country for even a little while to know the force of the symbolism of thirst” and its relief. In the Middle East, no one speaks ill of […]

January 13, 2019 13
Jan 2019

A Voice

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

 “A Voice” Isaiah 43:1-2, 5-7 and Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 “Eleven-year-old Darren stood at the edge of the diving board at the local YMCA… for 25 minutes. His swimming teacher was treading water in the deep end, calling out to him to no longer hesitate and jump in. His classmates were […]

January 6, 2019 06
Jan 2019

Where?

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

“Where?” Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 History is often told in relation to the earthly rulers who exhibit control in one realm or another. And so, in Matthew’s telling of the birth narrative, it appears as though “Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, is born into Herod’s time.” [1] […]