Sermons for February 2014


Resist

During the summer of 2011, singer songwriters Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing (also known as the Okey Dokey brothers) spent a month paddling the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to St. Louis. As they canoed and camped, they wrote the songs for their kid-friendly album, Can You Canoe? They produced both a CD and a DVD… Read More

I want to tell you a story. It’s about a man born in 1905 in another country—a country locked in a class system. For instance, when the man was a boy of 14 (which was the age when you entered high school here), he was unable to do so because high school was priced beyond… Read More

Be Salty

Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth.” And, day after day, in my kitchen, I can’t quite get over the everyday magic of salt. Let’s say I’m making some soup, maybe vegetable minestrone. I sauté garlic and onions – the house smells incredible. I add whatever veggies I’ve got, and liquids – water,… Read More

Be Kin

Perhaps you’ve heard the story of sixteen-year-old Chy Johnson. Chy, a special needs student at Queen Creek High School in Phoenix, Arizona, endured continual bullying. So Chy’s mother got in touch with a family friend, Carson Jones, the starting quarterback for the school’s football team. She asked a favor: would Carson help her identify the… Read More