Sermons (Page 4)

Sermons (Page 4)

Sermons are listed below with the most recent sermons first. See the Sermons menu above browse by date, books of the Bible, speaker, and more. Check back often for updates.

What Does it Mean to Be Kind?

In the latest installment of our Summer Stories Sermon Series, Govans member, Carolyn Anewich asks what does it mean to be kind? Using the book, Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller as a starting point, Carolyn draws from her own personal experience to show how kindness can transform our world.

God Can Use Your Half-Hearted Welcomes

Even if you can’t yet welcome others with all of your being, God can use that. That is what Naomi learns after shunning Ruth during her journey home to Bethlehem. God is pulling us all toward greater inclusion and community.

Leaders Keep Dreaming

Joseph and Julian (our storybook character for this week) are both leaders, and they’re both dreamers, too. Julian’s abuela responds to his dreams with support; Jacob responds to Joseph’s dreams with critique. Christian leaders know that the world will respond with both support and criticism; our job is to keep dreaming anyway.
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Maybe God Is Like That Too

Generations of human beings have experienced God. Metaphors of God abound in scripture, from inanimate objects such as rocks, to the mysterious presence. In the children’s book, “Maybe God Is Like That Too,” Jennifer Grant and Benjamin Schipper explore some of the many metaphors for God. The message on Sunday will encourage us to ponder the many ways we experience and know God in our lives.
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We Have So Much in Common: Summer Stories Series

Adam’s first words to Eve are about how much they have in common. The story of humanity, however, soon turns to a focus on our differences. We need to remember Adam’s focus on our shared humanity and a shared creator. This is the first Sunday of our Summer Stories Sermon Series.
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The Vision & Power of Christ & Christianity

Christianity and Christ provide us vision and power if we are willing to work for them. Paul invites us to be crucified with Christ so that something greater may rise within us. So we can experience the vision of what we are called to be and have the power to live in that way.
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Breaking Down the Barriers

The story of the Apostle Philip meeting the Ethiopian Eunuch on the road is a story of two people breaking down the barriers society has built between them. God is calling us to do the same every day.
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How We Grieve Matters

How we grieve matters. The story of the murder of Stephen reminds us that we are called to respond to unjust murders today, too, by saying their names, mourning publicly, and working for justice in their stead.