|4/6/14||"Joy, Yes, but Wrapped in Night"||Psalm 130||When we don't get what we want. Like cake.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/30/14||"Healing for Broken Hallelujahs"||Psalm 95||God-botherers, ants in the pants, and Leonard Cohen hallelujahs. It's very OK to be uncertain.||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|3/16/14||"All We Really Want"||Psalm 121||Kept by God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/9/14||"O Felix Culpa! (O Happy Fault!)"||Psalm 32||Instead of hiding from God, hide in God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/2/14||"Until the Day Dawns"||2 Peter 1:16-21||If you move toward even the faintest glimmer of Jesus Christ, that glimmer will start moving toward you.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/23/14||"A Peculiar Sermon for a Peculiar People"||Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18||Called to holiness||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|2/16/14||"Cliff Notes of the Covenant"||Deuteronomy 30:15-29||Moses tweets his parting words to a new generation.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/9/14||"Busted"||Isaiah 58:1-12||If our worship changes us, only then can we change the world.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/2/14||"Different Stakes"||Micah 6:1-8||The satisfaction of public radio listeners versus the salvation of the people of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/26/14||"Hope Is Not a Strategy"||Isaiah 9:1-7||Hope IS a strategy if you hope in Jesus||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/24/13||"It's Not What You Think"||Luke 23:33-43||Christ the King Sunday||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/17/13||"So, How will Your Story End?"||Luke 21:5-19||The destruction of the temple foretold||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/10/13||"To Bless the Space Between Us"||Luke 18:1-8||Jesus and Zacchaeus||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/03/13||"God of the Living"||Luke 20:27-38||All Saints and Stewardship||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/27/13||"Getting All the Notes Right"||Luke 18:9-14||Making music vs. getting the notes right||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|10/20/13||"Getting to 'Yes'"||Luke 18:1-8||The parable of the widow and the unjust judge||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/6/13||"Getting Over Ourselves"||Luke 17:5-13||Faith is not about us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/29/13||"What's It Gonna Take?"||Luke 16:19-31||The parable of the rich man and Lazarus||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/22/13||"Hedging Your Bets"||Luke 16:1-13||The parable of the dishonest manager||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/15/13||"God's Love Revealed Through Our Pets"||1 John 4:16b-18||Blessing of the Animals||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/08/13||"Who Am I?"||Luke 14:25-33||Summary of the Saints||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/01/13||"Blessed is the Match"||1 Timothy 6:2-19||Hannah Senesh||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/25/13||"The Invisible Tongue"||Psalm 42||Hafiz||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/18/13|| || ||(Church Retreat at Calvin Center; no sermon)|| |
|8/11/13||The Road Goes Ever On"||Hebrews 11, 12||J. R. R. Tolkien||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|8/04/13||"Quiet Subversive"||Romans 1:18-25||Rachel Carson||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/28/13||To Love What Is Mortal||Matthew 18:1-5||Mary Oliver||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|7/21/13|| || ||William Seymour||Julie Erkel Hagee|
|7/14/13||"Wake Up!"||1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 ||Anthony de Mello||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/07/13||"For the Good of All"||Galatians 6:1-16||Fetullah Gulen||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/30/13|| || ||The Disciples of Jesus||Julie Erkel Hagee|
|6/23/13||Pray the Devil Back to Hell||Luke 8:26-39||Lehmah Gbowee||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/16/13||Billions and Billions||Psalm 19||Carl Sagan||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|6/09/13||Colonies of Heaven"|| Acts 2:37-47 ||St. Patrick||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|6/02/13|| ||Luke 7:1-10||Intro to Summer Saints||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/05/13||"Remembrance"||Genesis 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26||An image of what Christ calls and loves into being, a Beloved Community||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|4/14/13||"Go a Little Deeper"||John 21:1-19||We just have to go a little deeper to find the abundance Jesus points to||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/07/13||"The Door Was Locked"||John 20:19-31||Drawn by the Spirit from behind our locked doors||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|3/31/13||"'Bout Time!"||John 1:1-5||Hungry for light||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/17/13||"What's Reasonable?"||John 12:1-8||Mary's bucket list||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/10/13||"Right Before Our Eyes"||Luke 15: 1-2, 11-32||Dirty glasses and the Prodigal Son||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|3/03/13||"Let This Be the Time"||Luke 13:1-9||The fruits of examining our lives||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/17/13||"Vacare Deo"||Luke 4:1-3||Let us empty out our egos for the sake of placing God back into the center||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/10/13||"God-In-A-Box"||Luke 9:28-36||Less thinking and more loving||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/03/13||"The Light for All People, The Light for Each Person"||John 1:1-5, Jeremiah 1:4-10||Gather armloads of light before the walk to the cross||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/27/13||"Looking for Light"||Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-11||Celebrating the sweetness of God's light||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/20/13||"From Ordinary to Extraordinary"||John 2:1-11||Walking the walk, in hopes that God will turn our ordinary into God's extraordinary||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/13/13||"A Recommitment to Christ"||Luke 3:15-17, 21-22||Once a year we say to God, "We'll try. Hard."||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/6/13||"Bearing Gifts"||Matthew 2:1-12||Christ is our treasure, the gift we have to share with the world||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|12/02/12||"Waiting is the Hardest Part"|
|Luke 21:25-36||The one called Lord and Savior, Prince of Peace, Son of God - and it wasn't Jesus||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|11/25/12||"Thank You Notes" (pdf)|
|1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 107:1-23||Thank God; that's how life is meant to be lived||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/18/12||"Welcome to the Table!" (pdf)|
|Isaiah 25:6-10a, Matthew 8:11||GOD is the host of the feast of life for all people||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/11/12||"Home Base"||2 Corinthians 8:1-8, Mark 12:41-44||Standing in the gap between what is and what should be||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/4/12||"Growing Up in God"||Mark 12:28-34, Ephesians 4:7, 11-16||What's important isn't to have everything figured out but for each to grow in every way into Christ||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/28/12||"What if This is as Good as It Gets?"||Psalm 46, Matthew 6:25-34||Grappling with the meaning of the gospel for our time||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|10/21/12||"God Speaks"||Job 38:1-7, 34-41||Sometimes knowing we are heard makes all the difference||Sarah McClelland|
|10/14/12||"Telling the Truth With Love"||Mark 10:17-31||Which truth, and for whom?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/7/12||"It's a Party!"||Matthew 22:1-5, 8-10||Experiencing the party God throws||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/9/12||"Opening to a Bigger World"||Mark 7:24-30||Our expectations were made to be burst open||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|8/19/12||"How Bono Helped Me Sing a New Song"||Psalm 40:1-4 and Hebrews 11:1-16||A journey toward trust||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|8/12/12||"Gerard Manley Hopkins – Authentic Cadence"||I John 4:16b, 18-19||Regarding our own particularity with more kindness, sympathy, and curiosity||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/29/12||"Corrie ten Boom – The Risk Factor"||Ephesians 3:14-21||What risk is God calling you to take in your personal life?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/15/12||"Evelyn Underhill – Practical Mystic"||Ephesians 1:3-14||Taking mysticism seriously enough to demystify it||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/8/12||"Baal Shem Tov – Cleaving to God"||John 10:2-10||Repairing the world by reconnecting the divine spark to its origin||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/1/12||"Touch Made All the Difference"||Mark 5:21-43||Jairus' daughter and the woman with a hemorrhage.||Sarah McClelland|
|6/24/12||“Saint Cecilia – But, Oh What Art Can Teach!”||Psalm 150||Praising God through music||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/17/12||“Wangari Maathai – A Saint and A Soldier”||Mark 4:26-32||A tough woman, environmentalist and fighter against oppression, to whom we're specially connected through Johnson||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/10/12||"Communio Sanctorum – Playing With Fire?"||Hebrews 11:32–12:2a||Attention to those who might help us play the hand we’ve been dealt||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/20/12||"Can You Imagine?"||Acts 1:1-8||God empowers us not with knowledge but with vision, not with clarity but with trust.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/6/12||"What's Your Story?" |
Windows Media Audio
|John 15:1-8||Connection||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|4/29/12||"My WHOLE Heart?"||John 10:11-18||The shepherd and the hired hand||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/22/12||"A Tactile Species"||Luke 24:36-48||Touching climate change||Alexis Chase|
|4/15/12||"Living the Questions" Windows Media Audio. Click the link to play it if you have Windows.||John 20:19-29||Looking for closure with Thomas||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|4/8/12||"A Spiritual Spring Cleaning - Letting Go of God"||Mark 16:1-8||If we imagine we understand, we do not stand with Jesus' earliest disciples||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/25/12||"Waking Up: Letting Go of Illusions"||John 12:20-33||Giving one's life away - and a remembrance of a man who did that, Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis||Rev. Tom Buchanan|
|3/18/12||"A Spiritual Spring Cleaning - Letting Go of Judgment"||John 3:14-21||Celebrating Jesus' light and Tom's reinstatement to ordination||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/11/12||"A Spiritual Spring Cleaning - Letting Go of Appearances"||John 2:13-22||We can tolerate just so much humanity in either Jesus or ourselves||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/4/12||"A Spiritual Spring Cleaning - Letting Go of Expectations"||Mark 8:31-37||Jesus' destiny did not remotely fit the disciples' expectations||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/29/12||"A Spiritual Spring Cleaning - Letting Go of Control"||Mark 1:9-15||How to become a recovering control freak||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/22/12||"Don't Waste Your Time"||Isaiah 58:1-12||God's fast: Loosen the ties that bind you and provide for those who suffer||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/19/12||"What? Transfigured? Me?"||2 Kings 2:1-12||Spiritual power||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/12/12||"Who's the Boss?"||2 Kings 5:1-14||Iron Age theology and us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/5/12||"To What Do You Equate God?"||Isaiah 40:12-31||A riff on what it means to take seriously the sovereignty of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/29/12||"The Way Home"||Genesis 32:22-31||No way back home without a reckoning||Tom Buchanan|
|1/22/12||"Damned if you do..."||Jonah||Complexities and disappointments in a relationship with God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/15/12||"Dr. King's 'The Other America' Speech"||John 1:43-51||Following Jesus to help make God's beloved community a reality||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/18/11||"Go with the Flow"||Luke 1:16-38||Nobody special, except to the extent that we go with God's flow.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/27/11||"Heart to Heart"||Mark 13:24-37||Quieting our wantings and waiting for whatever comes from the heart of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/20/11||"Now Thank We All Our God"||Matthew 25:31-46||Poking and jabbing for incarnation||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/13/11||"Something About Us, Something About God"||Matthew 25:1-13||Maintaining peak cuteness during a long, tiring wait||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/23/11||"The Secret" Windows Media Audio. Click the link to play it if you have Windows.||Philippians 4:4-20||Abundance and gratitude||Tom Buchanan|
|10/16/11||"Where We're Heading"||Matthew 21:23-32||God is more interested in what is in front of us than what is behind us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/9/11||"DO Sweat the Small Stuff"||Matthew 22:1-14||Maybe God works with the smallest details for good too?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/25/11||"Where Do We Fit?"||Matthew 28:16-20||Wrap-up of the Sacred Communities series||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/18/11||"The Koinonia Congregational Church of Second Life: Sacred Space in Cyberspace"||Philippians 1:12-18, John 3:8a||"What does it matter, so long as Christ is proclaimed in every way?”||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/28/11||"The Franciscans: Tea with my Chicklets"||Matthew 18:1-5||Charmed and disarmed.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/21/11||"The Taize Community: Belonging Before Believing"||Matthew 16:13-20||We can't understand everything about the gospel; the important thing is to put into practice the few words we have understood.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/14/11||"L'Arche: We Are People"||1 Corinthians 12:12-27||The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.”||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/24/11||"Green Bough House of Prayer: A Prayer-Soaked Place"||Psalm 55:4-8, Matthew 28:28-30||Come, all that are weary and heavy laden||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/17/11||"The 12th Century Beguines: Sisters Between"||Matthew 5:3-12||Flexibility and joy||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/10/11||"The Iona Community: A Thin Place of Sharp Remembering"||Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23||In the 6th century and in the 20th and 21st||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/3/11||"The 4th Century Desert Mothers and Fathers: Gazing More Deeply"||Luke 10:25-28||Prayer without ceasing||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/26/11||"The Early Church in Acts: Pursuing the Right Things"||Acts 2:41-47||We can learn from their vitality - but maybe they could have learned from us too||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/19/11||"Where Do We Fit?"||Matthew 28:16-20||Introduction to the summer series on sacred communities||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/15/11||"It's Our Turn"||1 Peter 2:4-10||Capital campaign kick-off||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/10/11||"Dry Bones"||Ezekiel 37||Hope and inspiration.||Dr. David L. Petersen|
|4/3/11||"KOKO?"||John 9:1-41||You choose, you lose.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/27/11||"What Does She Know...?"||John 4:3-30, 39-42||Behind the conversational miscues, "I see you."||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/20/11||"A Salvation of Our Choosing?"||John 3:1-15||Letting go of our expectations.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/13/11||"The Place of Breaking"||Matthew 4:1-11||God's cycle of take, bless, break, give.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/6/11||"One Minute Here..."||Matthew 17:1-9||Maybe the disciples were the ones transfigured?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/27/11||"Dear Heart, Come Home"||Isaiah 49:8-16a||Tattooed on God's skin||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/20/11||"When Way Closes"||Psalm 119:1-8||It is better to be whole than to be good||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/13/11||"Choose Life"||Deuteronomy 30:15-20||When you’ve hit the Wall of No Way but Way opens anyway||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/30/11||"A Friday Night Kitchen Fight"||Micah 6:1-8||Lover's quarrel between God and Israel||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/16/11||"The Other America" (transcript starts on page 2)|| -- ||The sermon was a recording of Dr. King.||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
|1/9/11||"What's to Wonder?"||Matthew 2:1-12||Wise men who didn't know what they were looking for||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/5/10||"Reflection and Renewal - Advent Examen"||Matthew 3:1-12||Spend Less, Give More, and (if you're a tax collector) Avoid Ripping People Off.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/28/10||"Watching and Waiting with Advent Eyes"||Matthew 24:36-44||An Advent conspiracy||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/24/10||"The River of God"||Psalm 65||God's abundance in the dry, brown Middle East||Rev. Joy Fisher|
|10/17/10||"News Flash: The Judge Is Not God. Are We the Widow?"||Luke 18:1-8||Not about God, but about our need to trust||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/10/10||"My Religion Is Gratitude"||Luke 17:11-19||The 10th leper, John Calvin, and a guerrilla midwife||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/3/10||"Hardscrabble Hope"||Rev 21:1-4, Matthew 5:14-16, 18:21-35||The main sermon on Bluegrass Sunday was the songs, but here is the spoken part||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/26/10||"The Life that Really Is Life - This Summer's Saints"||Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-14,17-19||The saints go marching out||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/19/10||"Francis of Assisi - Puppy Love"||1 Corinthians 1:18-31||Foolish and extravagant love||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/12/10||"Mahatma Gandhi - My Life Is My Message"||James 1:22-25||Be the change you want to see in the world||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/5/10||"Therese of Lisieux - The Little Way"||Luke 21:29-36a||Dedicate your reading of this pdf to the love of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/29/10||"Sojourner Truth - Ain't I a Woman?"||Micah 6:6-8||Do justice, love kindness, and walk
humbly with our God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/22/10||"Caryll Houselander - Divine Eccentric"||Luke 13:10-17, 1 Corinthians 15:10||“The first exercise in simplicity is to accept oneself as one is.”||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/15/10||"St. Augustine - 4th Century Bad Boy"||Romans 7:14-25||God saves; humans can only engage in the struggle between willing and not willing.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/8/10||"Hildegard of Bingen - O Splendor of God's Glory Bright"||Ephesians 5:8-14, John 12:35-46||We are living sparks of God's splendor, called to creativity||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/1/10||"Mother Teresa - At Work in the Darkness"||Psalm 42||Persevering despite God's absence||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/25/10||"Teresa of Avila - Wild Woman of Avila"||Colossians 2:6-14||Fire in the heart and belly||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/18/10||"Julian of Norwich - A Hazelnut of Hope"||Colossians 1:15-28||All will be well||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/11/10||"Bill W - Rescued from Darkness"||Luke 10:35-37,
Colossians 1:1-14||Redemption through surrender to a Higher Power||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/4/10||"Would-Be Followers of Jesus"||2 Kings 5:1-14, Luke 9:57-10:2||Introduction to this summer's saints series||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/13/10||"Reconciled with God by faith"||Galatians 2:15-21||Allowing Christ to fully live in us||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|6/6/10||"The Transforming Power of God's Surprising Call"||Galatians 1:11-24||Are we putting limits around God?||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|5/30/10||"Imagine"||John 16:12-15||Imagining a way to describe three-personed God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/23/10||"Come On, Baby, Light My Fire!"||John 14:16-20, 25-26, Acts 2||"If Jesus is risen and people are not finding him, then somebody is hiding him."||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/16/10||"Wild Thing, I Think I Love You!"||Psalm 18, Romans 8, Mark 1||The link between wilderness, creativity, and spirituality||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
| ||------ "Creation" Sermon Series ------|| |
|5/9/10||"Umm... Umm... Good!"||Psalm 34:1-5,8||The goodness of the land||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/2/10||"Mountain"||Exodus 3, 1 Kings 19||Experiencing God in a holy place||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|4/25/10||"So Earth Had This Boyfriend..."||Luke 12:48||Earth||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/18/10||"An Overall Spiritually Moisturizing Day"||Job||Ocean||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/11/10||"Sky"||Psalm 19||God speaks to us through creation||Rev. Deedra Rich|
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|4/4/10||"Can You Believe It?"||John 20:1-18||Choose to make room in your heart for such a mystery||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
| ||------ "Breaking Free" Sermon Series ------|| |
|3/21/10||"Breaking Free from Discouragement and Depression"||Job 3:2-4, 20-26, John 1:1-5||When we are cut off from all the hope we know||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/7/10||"Breaking Free from Resentment and Bitterness"||Matthew 18:21-35, 1 Samuel 18:6-11||Made prisoner to something that can eat us alive||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/28/10||"Breaking Free from Anxiety and Worry"||Philippians 4:6-7, Luke 12:22-29||We're not doing the ones doing the breaking and freeing; Jesus is.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/21/10||"Breaking Free from Blame and Shame"||Genesis 3:1-12, Luke 22:54-62||Imagining an existence beyond blame and shame||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
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|2/14/10||"Marching Off the Map"|
Sorry, but no copy exists; it was preached from notes.
| || ||Rev. Tom Tewell|
|2/7/10||"Handing It On"||1 Corinthians 15:1-11||53,265 missional touches||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/31/10||"A Still More Excellent Way"||1 Corinthians 13:1-13||More excellent than gifts, goals, lists, achievements, programs, and traditions||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/24/10||"Body Parts"||1 Corinthians 12:12-31||Unimaginable interconnectedness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/17/10||"Water to Wine"||John 2:1-11||A glimpse of what Jesus does when nobody is looking||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/10/10||"A Recommitment to Christ and Christ's Mission"||John 15:1-8||Every member in prayer and ministry||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
| ||------ "Tough Questions" Sermon Series ------|| |
|12/6/09||"Where is God in Addiction?"||Luke 3:1-6||Where isn't God in addiction?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/15/09||"Does Doubt Diminish Faith?"||Mark 9:14-24||If you never dig for what you believe won't be there, you won't find it.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/8/09||"How Much Is Enough?"||Hebrews 11:32-12:3||The cliff that keeps calling because beyond the cliff is the heart of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/1/09||"Is There Life After Death?"||John 11:32-44||Beholding resurrection life||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/25/09||"How Good Do I Have to Be?"||Ephesians 2:8-9||What if we didn't have to be good?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/18/09||"Why Do We Pray?"||Proverbs 3:5-6||The Spirit's nice and all that, but wouldn't we prefer an action plan?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/11/09||"Where Was God When _____?"||Job 38:1-13, 18||And what if we don't get to know?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
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|9/27/09||"Have Salt in Yourself"||Mark 9:38-50||An overwhelming taste of cinnamon||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|9/20/09||"God's Love Language"||Mark 9:30-37||The verbs and nouns and adjectives of God’s love language||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/13/09||"Nuts! (The Gospel in a Nutshell)"||Mark 8:27-37||The shock absorber beneath faith's rocky ride||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/23/09||"A Bouquet of Blessings"||Ephesians 6:10-20||Jill's first sermon after her sabbatical, and her "whole armor of God"||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/9/09||"Grieving As Those Who Have Hope"
||2 Samuel 18; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18||Minimum protection but maximum support.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|8/2/09||"Outdone by Grace"
||2 Samuel 11:26-12:13; John 6:24-35||Our sins aren't that amazing or interesting, compared to the grace of God.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
||2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22||When you really don't understand God, you do.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|7/12/09||"Who's in Control?"
||2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Mark 6:14-29||Learning that God is in control||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|7/5/09||"Establishing a Kingdom"
||2 Samuel 5:1-10, Mark 6:1-13||From an exclusive beginning to an expansive vision||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
||2 Corinthians 8:1-15||Paul's gutsy fundraising||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|6/21/09||"Goliath is Big (But God is Bigger)"
||1 Samuel 17, Mark 4:35-41||"Love made me an inventor."||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|6/14/09||"The Potential for Greatness"
||1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, Mark 4:26-32||A future that is not determined by your past.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|6/7/09||"More Than We Can Name or Know"
||Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17||Cooperating and loving in God's Triune image.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
|5/31/09||"Is the Church Safe?"
||Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21||Bible studies are even safer, though.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
||Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13||I know that he is alive because he lives in me.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
||Deuteronomy 5:12-16, Mark 2:23-3:6||A practice that sets us free.||Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton|
||Psalm 23, John 10:11-18||Two views of the Lord as shepherd||Rev. David L. Petersen|
|4/12/09||"The Boulder's Tale"
||John 20:1-18||The first Easter really rocked||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||John 12:27-36||Being the light for each other||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/22/09||"Bigger than We Think"
||John 3:11-21||We love definitions and goals and programs, but God is bigger||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||1 Corinthians 1:15-25||What we're up to is foolishness, but it will save us.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/1/09||"What Wisdom Now?"
||Mark 1:9-15||Back to the beginning of the cycle||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/15/09||"The Wow Factor"
||Mark 1:40-45||God is "for" us. Beyond that, we don't know what to expect||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||1 Corinthians 8:1-13||Knowledge, sacrifice, and food||Ashley Lage|
||Mark 1:14-20||The purpose of the church is evangelism. If we have to. We guess.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/18/09||"Listen for It!"
||1 Samuel 3:1-20||God is calling us to be both Samuel and Eli||Rev. Jill Tolbert|
|1/11/09||"God Bless This Mess!"
||Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11||Not dependent on who we are or what we do||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/4/09||"Wakey, Wakey, Rise and Shine!"
||Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6||Offering back to God the very best||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/21/08||"Conked Out on the Hay"
||Luke 1:26-38||Trusting that what God has begun in us will be brought to completion||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/6/08||"Be Kind to your Shadow Day"
||Mark 1:1-8||Try being kind to your badness for one day, to see what happens||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/30/08||"Naming the Darkness"
||Psalm 80, Mark 13:24-37||Lament||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/16/08||"What, Invest Now?"
||Matthew 25:21-28||Becoming an anti-anxiety community||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Matthew 25:1-13||A torch for Jesus and the oil to light it||Rev. Larry Owens|
|11/2/08||"We're All In This Together"
||Hebrews 11:29-36, 39, 12:1-4||Tearing a page from the Bible||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/19/08||"But You Promised!"
||Matthew 15:21-28||Claiming Jesus' promise even when you think he has forgotten||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Matthew 22:1-14||God's invitation requires an RSVP and change of clothes||Ashley Lage|
|10/5/08||"Do You Mean Us, Jesus?"
||Matthew 21:33-46||Two views of a parable||Jill Oglesby Evans and Mary Kiriaku|
|9/28/08||"Let's Get Going!"
||Matthew 21:23-32||Not who we are but where we're going||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/21/08||"Get Over Your Bad Self"
||Matthew 20:1-16||Resentment in the vineyard||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/14/08||"Don't Forgive Too Soon"
||Matthew 18:21-35||Moving at one's own pace through the stages of healthy forgiveness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/24/08||"This Summer's Saints"
||Ephesians 1:15-19||An invitation to enter with passion and imagination||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Song of Songs 1:1-4, 4:1-7, Matthew 22:34-40||Jalal ad-Din Rumi||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Genesis 1||Fred Myers||Diane Hunter|
|7/27/08||"Dying and Living in Christ"
||Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52||Sadhu Sundar Singh||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/20/08||"My Life Is My Message"
||Romans 8:5-6, 12-17||Mahatma Gandhi||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/13/08||"Take Up Your Cross"
||Luke 9:23-24||Helen Keller||Diane Hunter|
|7/6/08||"News Right Fresh From Heaven"
||Matthew 13:1-9||Johnny Appleseed||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||John 20:11-18||Mary Magdalene||Diane Hunter|
|6/22/08||"A Separate Peace"
||Matthew 10:26-31||Anne Frank||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/8/08||"Ain't I a Woman?"
||Micah 6:6-8||Sojourner Truth||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/1/08||"Anam Cara (Soul Friend)"
||Matthew 7:21-29||Introduction to the summer saints series||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/18/08||"What's to Know About the Trinity?"
||1 Corinthians 13:9-13||God is for us, God is with us, God is in us.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/4/08||"Coming to Know God"
||Ephesians 1:15-23||Wisdom, revelation, and volleyball||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|4/20/08||"The Water of Life"
||various||Stewardship of water||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/13/08||"The Good Shepherd"
||John 10:1-10||Judean shepherds led not with the stick but with the carrot||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Luke 24:13-35||Worship: a weekly laundry that returns our faculties clean and folded||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/30/08||"The Sunday After"
||John 20:19-31||We will only find hope and grow in faith when we have doubts||Rev. Jonathan Scanlon|
|3/23/08||"Nabbed by Truth"
||Matthew 28:1-10||If I can just do __________, I'll experience spiritual truth||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/17/08||"We Think We Know"
||John 3:1-12||Nicodemus must be laughing at us||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|2/10/08||"If We Only Knew..."
||John 4:3-30, 39-42||Looking for information and finding living water||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/3/08||"Until the Day Dawns..."
||2 Peter 1:16-21||Attentive to even the faintest glow||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/27/08||"Like Moths to a Flame"
||Matthew 4:12-23||Attracted to light, but moths prefer circling in the safety of the adjacent darkness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/9/07||"Letters from an Onlooker"
||Matthew 3:1-12||Meeting John the Baptist||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/2/07||"Renew, Rebuild, Rebirth - A Mission Week in NOLA"
||Isaiah 43||Stories from the New Orleans mission trip||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/25/07||"Christ the King"
||Colossians 1:11-20||Reconnecting with Christ the King living within and among us||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|10/14/07||"A Presbyterian Leper"
||Luke 17:11-19||A parable that is a much shorter and more entertaining version of Calvin's Institutes||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/7/07||"Changing the Subject"
||Revelation 22:1-7||Leaves of the Tree for the healing of the nations||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/30/07||"A Word of Hope"
||Jeremiah 32, Luke 16:19-31||Let us listen and respond to the word of the God in
our lives.||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|9/23/07||"The Parable of the Dishonest Steward"
||Luke 16:1-13||Huh???||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/16/07||"Our Searching God (II)"
||Jeremiah 4, Luke 15:1-10||Forever pursuing the one who is lost, that's our God.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/9/07||"Calculate the Cost"
||Jeremiah 18-19, Luke 14:25-33||Giving us the chance to bail on the way to the cross.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/26/07||"This Summer's Saints"
||Ephesians 1:15-19||God wants more from us. And then gives it back with great joy.||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/19/07||"Lover of Jesus, lover of humanity"
||Galatians 2:20||Mother Teresa: We can do no great things – only small things with great love||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|| ||Howard Thurman: Let your lives be a supreme spiritual offering to God||Rev. Cecelya Taylor|
|7/22/07||"Militant Pacifist and Weighty Friend"
||Matthew 5:14-16, Proverbs 20:27||Rufus Jones: What wonderful work do you suppose God cannot do...without us?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/15/07||"Jewish Saint of the Cross"
||Luke 9:23-24, 1 Cor 1:18, 22-23||Edith Stein: The way of the Cross||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Ephesians 3:14-20||Caryll Houselander: Accept oneself as one is||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/1/07||"A Universal Heart"
||Colossians 1:15-20||Father Bede Griffiths: How big are we willing to allow our God to be?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/27/07||"A Hazelnut of Hope"
||Romans 8:35,37-38||Julian of Norwich: All manner of things shall be well||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/17/07||"A Servant's Journey"
||Ephesians 4:1-16||Filling up at the gas stations on life's journey||Rev. Deedra Rich|
|6/10/07||"Feeding the Other"
||1 Kings 17:8-16||Even in our testiness or imperiousness, we can feed each other||Rev. David L. Petersen|
|6/3/07||"Access to Grace"
||Romans 5:1-5||Introduction to the summer saints series||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/20/07||"A Fresh Touch"
||Acts 2:1-21||How the Holy Spirit somehow grabs our attention and fires us back up||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/6/07||"A Divine Insistence"
||Revelation 21:1-6||God is making all things new||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Revelation 7:9-17||The role of revelation|
to listen to while reading the sermon)
|Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/8/07||"What's It to You?"
||Luke 24:1-12||Grappling with the empty tomb isn't easy||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/25/07||"An Extravagant Response"
||John 12:1-8||Mary's offering of all she has and all she is||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/18/07||"The Parable of the Loving Father"
||Luke 15:11b-32||The father's love has no limit||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/11/07||"A Holy Impatience"
||Luke 13:1-9||Believing in God's goodness more than we believe in our badness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/4/07||"All in God's Time"
||Luke 13:31-35||Meltdown of a Messiah with moxie||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/25/07||"Wrestling with the Wilderness"
||Luke 4:1-13||Both the Spirit and Satan teach us about our deepest selves||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/18/07||"A Glimpse of Glory"
||Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-36||Trying to call God back to the mountain||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/28/07||"The Language of God's Call"
||Jeremiah 1:4-10||The airwaves around here practically shimmer with divine chatter||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|1/21/07||"The Auto Body of Christ"
||1 Corinthians 12:12-31||One fully functional vehicle||Robert Butker|
|1/14/07||"A Recommitment to Christ"
||John 15:1-8||An invitation to set an intention to trust God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6||Fulfilment, conflict and contrasting images||Rev. Johnson Kinyua|
||1 Thessalonians 1:1-10||The joy of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ||Rev. Johnson Kinyua|
|12/24/06||"What Are We Expecting?"
||Luke 1:26-38||Saying yes to the disruptive fluttering of God's new life within us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|12/10/06||"In the Wilderness, Prepare the Way"
||Isaiah 40:1-6, Luke 3:1-18||When we've lost our way, the way out is not ours but God's||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||John 18:33-38||Christ as King in John's gospel||Rob McClellan|
|11/19/06||"Going Forward - A Summary of Natural Church Development"
||Hebrews 10:35-39, 11:1-3||One plants, another waters, and God gives the increase||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/12/06||"The Risk of the Rich"
||Hebrews 10:19-25, Mark 12:41-44||The richness of risking for faith||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|11/05/06||"How Great a Cloud of Loving Relationships"
||Mark 12:28-34||Loving relationships in the church across time||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/29/06||"Functional Structures - What's the Point?"
||Luke 6:17-31||Letting the Holy Spirit make us nimble and responsive||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/22/06||"Holistic Small Groups - Companions on the Journey"
||Luke 7:1-10||Resources for connection||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|10/15/06||"Needs-Oriented Evangelism - The Hidden Depths of Many a Heart"
||Matthew 28:16-20||Adding a portion of our hearts to the ever-expanding heart of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/24/06||"Passionate Spirituality - A Roller Coaster Ride"
||Mark 9:30-37||What is it worth to us to draw near to God?||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/17/06||"A Sofa with Holes - or - What's God Up to Through You? - Gift-Oriented Ministry"
||1 Corinthians 12:12-27||Choosing to do things that feel true, that align with who we are and how God is calling us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/10/06||"An Ocean of Possibilities - Empowering Leadership"
||Mark 4:26-29, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11||What matters first is not programs or tasks but the boundless ocean of God's Spirit||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|9/03/06||"Whose Call Is It?"
||Mark 7:1-16||The call that is between you and God||Bobbie Epting|
|8/27/06||"A Summary of Saints"
||Ephesians 1:15-23||The calling to embody our own style of Christian witness for our time||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/20/06||"Resting in God - Father Thomas Keating"
||Psalm 46, 1 Kings 19:9-13||Showing up and shutting up long enough to be present to the Word - or the silence - of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/13/06||"Falling in Love - St. Clare of Assisi"
||1 John 4:7-12, 16b||Falling in love and learning to persevere in love||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/6/06||"St. Francis of Assisi - A New Heart"
||Ezekiel 36:22a, 23-28||A courageous fool for Christ||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Ephesians 3:14-21||Caring enough to risk being lovingly honest||Carolyn Christie|
|7/23/06||"Dorothy Day (1897-1980) - A Life Aligned with the Gospel"
||Matthew 25:31-46||Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and welcoming the stranger||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/9/06||"Hail Mary...On the Move"
||Luke 1:26-38, 46-55||The call to grow what God seeds within us||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/2/06||"St. John of the Cross - The Dark Night of the Soul"
||Ephesians 1:3-14||The depth and pain and gifts of the path through the desert||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/25/06||"Teresa of Avila - A Passion for God"
||2 Corinthians 6:1-13||A lively, juicy, life-giving love affair with God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/18/06||"Paying Attention to the Saints"
||Mark 4:24-34||Saints: proof that the gospel can be lived||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/11/06||"Orthodoxy vs. Intimacy"
||Romans 8:12-17||Tackling the doctrine of the Trinity||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/04/06||"Pentecost: Celebrating our Differences"
||Acts 2||Like an African marketplace, Pentecost brought people into community despite their differences||Rev. Johnson Kinyua|
|5/28/06||"You Must Choose, but Choose Wisely"
||Acts 1:15-26||Decision making||Sara Varnado|
|5/21/06||"The Spirit of Truth"
||Acts 10:44-48, John 15:9-17, 26-27||The Presbyterian heritage of loving God with an educated mind||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/14/06||"Safely to Abide"
||1 John 4:13-19, Acts 8:26-40, John 15:1-12||Calm, courage, and grace in the face of life's impermanence||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/7/06||"How Far Will You Go?"
||Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24||Going beyond our competence and our project management skills - to passionate spirituality||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/30/06||"God's Beloved Blockheads"
||Luke 24:36b-48||Alternating between moments of revelation and moments of total cluelessness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/16/06||"The Story of Our Faith"
||John 20:1-18||The grace of new eyes||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/2/06||"The Wisdom of the Secret Heart"
||John 12:20-33, Jeremiah 31:34||Knowledge not studied but given as a gift (most often, regrettably, through suffering)||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||John 3:14-21||"God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things..."||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/19/06||"Beside the Point"
||John 2:13-22||A slap in the face of our relentless busyness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/12/06||"A Design Flaw"
||Mark 8:31-38||Seeing past the flaws in the design of "human things" to the perfection of "divine things"||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/5/06||"The Wisdom of the Wilderness"
||Mark 1:9-15||There is wisdom to be found in life's wildernesses||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/1/06||"Ash Wednesday Meditation"
|| - ||Seeds of new life in the soil of the grave||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Genesis 22:1-14, Luke 15:11-32||Moving beyond childhood to become a spiritual parent||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
||Mark 1:21-28||The battle between good and evil within us||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|1/22/06||"The Call to Follow"
||Jonah 1:1-5, 10, Mark 1:14-20||What is your calling?||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|1/15/06||"When the Lord Speaks"
||1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-21, John 1:45-51||Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|1/8/06||"Called to Serve"
||Exodus 3:1-12, Acts 13:1-3, Mark 1:9-11||The calling of church elders||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|1/1/06||"One Last Visit to the Manger"
||Matthew 2||If we listen and study the signs||Adam Phelan|
||Luke 2:1-20||Courage||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|12/11/05||"The Peace of God"
||Isaiah 11:1-10||Peace||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|12/04/05||"The Gift of Repentance"
||Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8||Having to encounter John the Baptist on the road to Christmas||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|11/27/05||"Waiting with Hope"
||Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37||Living in between times||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|11/20/05||"In Everything Give Thanks"
||Psalm 100, 1 Thes. 5:12-22||Accepting each moment as a gift||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|11/13/05||"The Pace of the People of God"
||Matthew 25:1-13||Doing the work of faith even when there seems to be no end in sight||Adam Phelan|
|11/06/05||"The Courage to Risk"
||Matthew 25:14-30||The greatest risk of all is not to care enough to risk||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|10/30/05||"Is Christ in You?"
||Matthew 23:1-12||Hypocrisy||John Mayden|
|10/23/05||"What is Most Important?"
||Matthew 22:34-40||Love gives life meaning||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
||Matthew 22:15-22, 1 Chronicles 29:10-20||We owe God the coin of God's realm||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|10/9/05||"At the Table in the Kingdom of God"
||Matthew 22:1-14||The parable of the wedding banquet||Adam Phelan|
|10/2/05||"When the Gospel Becomes an Irritating Word"
||Matthew 21:33-46||The only right we have in the Kingdom is to obey and to serve||Rev. Larry Owens|
|9/25/05||"The Lesson of the Geese"
||1 Corinthians 12:14-27||Each person has an important role in the community||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
||Matthew 14:13-21||Scarcity transformed into abundance||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|9/11/05||"God is our Refuge and Strength"
||Isaiah 24:18-20, Romans 8:18-27||When evil shakes the foundations||Rev. Charlie Landreth|
|9/4/05||"A Long Night's Journey into Day"
||Exodus 12, Romans 13||Passover||Rev. Ike Brighton|
|8/28/05||"So What's Next? A Couple Laundry Lists"
||Romans 12:9-21||Jill's loving data dump||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|8/14/05||"To the Saints at Emory"
||1 Corinthians 1:1-9||We are called to be saints||Rev. Sharon Taylor|
|8/7/05||"Yours in Faith and Expectation - Clarence Jordan"
||Luke 11, 13||The door of all-out commitment||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/31/05||"Bill W - Saint for Sobriety"
||Ephesians 2:1-10||God loves us even when we are dead through our trespasses||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/24/05||"Hildegard of Bingen - Pioneer of the Spirit"
||Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45||We are living sparks of God's splendor, co-creators with God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|7/17/05||"Thomas Merton - A Modern Day Mystic"
||1 Corinthians 13:8-13||Hold onto beliefs loosely, but practice them faithfully||Adam Phelan|
|7/10/05||"Do Not Be Afraid - This is the Pentecost"
||Acts 2:1-13, Psalm 67||Being together, with all our differences, is the door to the outpouring of the Spirit||Rev. Emilio Talamonte|
|7/3/05||"Therese of Lisieux - The Little Way"
||Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30||Doing little things for the love of God||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/26/05||"St. Gus - 4th Century Bad Boy"
||Romans 7:14-25||Difficult faith journey of a brilliant man||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|6/19/05||"Living the Gospel - The Example of the Saints"
||Matthew 10:24-29||Saints, for us of the Reformed tradition||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/29/05||"Conquering the World"
||1 John 5:1-6||War, remembrance, and confession||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/22/05||"A Holy Conundrum"
||Matthew 28:16-20||The Trinity||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|5/15/05||"God's Wild Card"
||Acts 2:1-21||Pentecost||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11||Together in suffering for Christ||Catherine Cavazos|
|5/1/05||"A Mess of a Man of God"
||1 Corinthians 15:1-11||Paul: "By the grace of God I am what I am" (warts and all)||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/24/05||"The Story We Live By"
||John 14:1-14||Truth in stories? Prometheus, Our Lady of Chains, and Jesus||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/10/05||"Ghosts Don't Eat"
||Luke 24:36-42||It's funny what we think we know, until Jesus actually materializes||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|4/03/05||"Christ Is Risen, So What"
||John 20:19-22||Receiving the Holy Spirit||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||John 20:1-18||Not perceiving the risen Jesus||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/20/05||"What Do You Expect?"
||John 12:12-16||On the precipice of Holy Week||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|3/13/05||"Believe and You Shall See"
||John 11:1-45||Hope from God during a tragic accident||Susan Roberts|
||John 12:1-8||Quiet Mary of Bethany||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/27/05||"If You Knew the Gift"
||John 4:3-42||Living water for our thirst||Rev. Sharon Taylor|
|2/20/05||"Why Are You Afraid?"
||Matthew 8:18, 23-27||Disciples' fear and God's sovereignty over chaos||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
||Matthew 4:1-11||Temptation in the wilderness||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|
|2/6/05||"An Elemental Faith"
||Micah 6:18||Clean underwear and the little and big meanings of rules||Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans|