CategoryTraditional Sermons

Read a new sermon each week from one of our Traditional Services.

April Fools!

Traditional Sermon Easter Sunday What a day!  We gather on what is inarguably the greatest day of the Christian year.  Our world gets all hot and bothered about Christmas.  But for the Christian, Easter is the day that matters. Our opening hymn this morning trumpeted the Easyer message from the empty tomb:         Jesus Christ is…

The Cross on Good Friday

What is there to say this evening? This evening that we remember Jesus crucified. This evening where we look upon the cross. The cross, an instrument, by which empires tortured and shamed masses into silence. The cross, a symbol when abused, that can still carry a message of shame and force. The cross, a sign…

Wheat Arising Green

Traditional Sermon Lent 5 The grain of wheat falling to the earth and dying, bears fruit in our agricultural world.  What are the grains of of our lives that in dying bear fruit of grace and blessing for us? Oft times a hymn is a sermon in and of itself, with the hymn text writer…

How Does God Love the World?

Traditional sermon   lent 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Let’s go back in time to the mid-1970s. And, yes, I’m talking about a little over 40 years ago. I was in high school. Disco, very wide ties, platform shoes, tacky…

The “But Why’s” of Life

The other day my daughter learned a new word. “Law.” As in “it’s the law.” How did we get to me teaching her a new word? Well, she is living into her newly minted 4 year old sense of independence. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like. And tells us about it.…

Your Wilderness

And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness. Mark 1:12 In Biblical terms…the wilderness is usually not a place we want to go to. Going back to the Old Testament the people of God are in the wilderness for 40 years…and it wasn’t because Moses refused to stop and ask for directions. It…

Christ’s Healing Makes Us Whole

Traditional Sermon Epiphany 5 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Today’s gospel passage brings back some memories from an encounter I had many years ago with some friends at church. The discussion we had not only raised some humorous questions, but also…

Follow Me!

Traditional sermon Epiphany 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Have any of you ever thought about just dropping everything and starting life anew? I’m not talking about being given the chance to go back in time to start all over and…