This Sunday: Judging Others and Being Judged

We make judgments about other people based on how they look, what they eat, how they raise their children, how they spend their time and money, and the list goes on. What should we do with these thoughts? Are they bad? People often quote Jesus saying, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1)….

This Sunday: Life After Death

On Sunday we conclude our two-part series on dying, death, and grief. This Sunday we will focus on life after death. What happens to a person’s spirit when their body has died? Are they in some sense still with us? And how do those of us who are left behind continue to live with hope…

This Sunday: Life Before Death

On Sunday we begin a two-part series on dying, death, and grief. This Sunday we will focus on life before death. What is the value and purpose of natural life? Why do some people die earlier than others? What comfort and perspective does the Lord offer in His Word to those who are approaching death…

This Sunday: What really makes us part of the church

We’ve been talking for the past two weeks about different essential aspects of being part of a church. This Sunday we’re talking about how those different aspects all come together and what the ultimate factor is that determines whether you’re part of the spiritual community that’s following the Lord or not.

This Sunday: Be the Church – Learning and Sharing Truth

What does it mean to be part of a church? We’re in the second week of our three part series called “Be the Church.” Last week we talked about the heart side of being the church: loving God, loving one another. This week we’re talking about the head side of things: learning from the Word…

This Sunday: Be the Church

What is the purpose of church? What does it mean to be part of a church? Are churches still relevant in the 21st century? These are some of the questions that we’re going to be digging into this Sunday and in the two weeks that follow. The church can be so much more than just…

This Sunday

Have you been disappointed in how little your religion has changed your life? Does it not seem to have the power you wanted it to have, to bring change and happiness into your relationships? One part of the Easter story addresses this.

This Sunday: Easter – The Lord is Risen

It is no exaggeration to say that the most important event in human history occurred on Easter Sunday: the Lord rose from the dead, His Divine and His Human completely united. What difference did that make for the world then, and what difference does it make now? Come celebrate the good news with us: the…

This Sunday: The Reasons for Palm Sunday

This Sunday I will be reading a sermon written by the Rev. Jim Cooper, a former pastor of New Church Westville. The sermon explores the historical context in which Palm Sunday happened and also all the hidden reasons behind the smallest details of the story.