CategoryTraditional Sermons

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

Standing in the Light of Christ

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Matthew 17:2, NRSV How do you picture the God who speaks to you? (PAUSE) Let me help you out a bit.  Close your eyes.  Find that peaceful place inside your head.  And picture Jesus – the…

Commitments

I have a lot of reminders in my life…mainly reminders for commitments I’ve made.  When I get down to the kitchen in the morning the first thing I say is “Ok Google, good morning” and my Google home device says, “Good morning Sarah…you have 3 meetings today (and then proceeds to tell me what and…

Happy Tears

(A LIT CANDLE IS PLACED ON THE PULPIT)  It doesn’t look like much, does it?  Yeah … I agree.  But this candle represents more than thirty years of my life.  Well, no … that’s not exactly right.  The candle represents one particular day each year for each of the last thirty-plus years of my life. …

An Unexpected Christmas Gift

7:30 Pm Christmas Eve Service Christmas blessings to you my friends–my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This is a night filled with joy and anticipation. So much anticipation–from the weeks of preparation you may have made to receive family members into your homes, to the hours of baking and shopping for the perfect gift…or…

The High-Low Days

Today we get to hear about holy messages–some delivered by the mouths of prophets and some delivered by angelic messengers. Last Saturday a messenger of the Lord appeared to me. Okay…it wasn’t an angel. It was a musician. And he didn’t appear to me. He was streamed to me on the internet. His name is…

The Shine Man

The Advent-Christmas season is characterized by stories, and so this morning I offer you a story written by Mary Quattelbaum entitled The Shine Man, and illustrated by Tim Ladwig … and some sermonic commentary.          Hear that rickety-rack of wheels over track?  Hear the cry of the train?  Oh, it takes me back to a tale…

The Advent Buzzard

Preachers love this time of the year.  Because we get to take pot shots at people, for all the crummy priorities folks have during the Christmas season.  We complain because you spend too much money on Christmas presents … while we ourselves are walking the mall and enjoying shopping for our loved ones.  We whine…