A collection of our weekly sermons in transcript form. Audio versions will be available soon.
Thessalonians 1: 1-8
An ordinary woman once lived in a small town near Modesto California. She was not famous, powerful or influential…I was told this true story about her.
She was the kind of person we’d call a good neighbor. She was friendly, liked by her neighbors, and was good to her family. When the United States entered the Second World War, she supported our government- until California Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren signed an order requiring all US citizens of Japanese ancestry to be interned in relocation camps. Read more
Philippians 4: 4-9
Do you know a worrier? Are you a worrier? No jabbing the person next to you. If your answer is yes to either of these questions, then today’s final sermon on the book of Philippians is for you. I was raised by a worrier, who was raised by a worrier. My grandfather was such a worrier, that he wouldn’t let my mother learn how to ride a bike because of all the things that might happen. Read more
Philippians 3: 12-14
Press on! Press on! Isn’t that what we are called to do? Press on! Now I’m not talking about ironing here. Sometimes we are all so pressing on that we fail to live the life we have. We are busy. Working. Gaining. Collecting. Gathering. Raising. Working out. What do you think of when you think of finishing the race? Winning. Trophies. I remember a time when these trophies were all displayed on lovely shelves. Yesterday I dug them out of a box in the basement. Read more