Monday, June 21, 2021

A Church of Love VS A Love of Church

Frederick Douglas had some strong things to say about the church, so does Todd. If the church is going to be the body Christ calls it to be, then its members need to stop playing dress-up and clothe themselves in Christ. The proof and the truth is in the way we live our lives out in the...

Giving Thanks, Practicing Grace

A sermon for Thanksgiving. Encouragement to give thanks in all circumstances, to look for helpers, and to be one. https://youtu.be/a63nQJWWsVQ

Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? The answer to this question has ramifications for how we live and how we do church. A look at a few popular pseudo-Jesuses including "Hallmark Christmas Movie Jesus" and "Success Jesus" versus the Real Jesus.

To the Ends of the Earth: The Spirit of Haida Gwaii

https://youtu.be/_4P3wO81-XA The first in Todd's series, "To the Ends of the Earth: Gospel Lessons from the Art of Five Continents." This sermon takes a look at First Nation's artist Bill Reid's masterpiece, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii" and asks what this sculpture has to teach the church about diversity, conflict, and justice...

The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer recalibrates us to pursue our call. "The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer that pulls us down to our knees.. but it is also a prayer that draws us back to our feet..because we have work to do." This sermon breaks down the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray and challenges us to pray it...

Go and Teach

The first sermon in a series for the season of Easter that looks at the post-resurrection story of each Gospel. This sermon focuses on the Gospel of Matthew and Jesus as teacher. Discipleship at the feet of Jesus is as much about unlearning as it is about learning. https://youtu.be/qU90Xayo6mc

Love Each Other

Another sermon from the series on Discipleship, and the key to understanding the Gospel. Love lies at the center of Jesus' message and his mission. In Jesus, God does the things Love does. When we Love like Jesus we are able to shift our focus to those things that matter to God. Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and...

Practicing the Kingdom

This sermon continues the series on Discipleship by taking a closer look at what it means to embody the Kingdom of God. We have to learn to live as the people of Jesus in a more cooperative, communal and interdependent way because our mission isn’t just to proclaim the kingdom, it is to embody it. The kingdom...

Follow Me

What is our calling as the church? Anything but ordinary during this extraordinary time. Following Jesus is a journey full of discovery and new possibilities including the discovery of our own privilege. The first sermon in a series on Discipleship (Justice, Love, Prayer, Practicing the Kingdom) looking at what it means to follow Jesus. Texts: Mark...

Running Toward the World

Pentecost during a pandemic feels different and we need God's presence more than ever. Fortunately, the only things necessary for the church are the people, any people, and the Holy Spirit. It's tempting to sink into nostalgia and long for the past, but God wants more for us. On Easter, Jesus changed everything and the Holy Spirit...

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