Sermons onlinE

Miss a service or like to re-hear a sermon that you found especially helpful or inspirational? We have recorded previous sermons in the popular MP3 format. You can either download  sermon for listening later on your computer or MP3 player, or listen to it live off our website.

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  • "What Really Matters?" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Rather than "giving up" in Lent this season, the scriptures ask us to consider what Jesus is "up to."  Today we consider alternatives to storing up treasures on earth.

  • "No One Listens to a Prophet" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    The prophets speak but the people do not listen. Even though the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel warn of the destruction of their countries, temples, and families, no one will listen to the prophets. When our lives become hard and dry, let us not turn away from God but listen for the words of hope for a new beginning.

  • "Our Place in the Story" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    As the Northern Kingdom was destroyed by Assyria and the Southern Kingdom then under threat from Babylon, the prophet Isaiah speaks.  Remember who you are!  Remember whose you are!

  • "Under God" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Although the northern kingdom of Israel was enjoying outward affluence, the widening gap between rich and poor exposed the poverty of their souls.  The prophet Amos carries God's message of love for all people and how we are to let our hearts be broken on behalf of those in need.

  • "Discernment" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    King Rehoboam (1 Kings 12) should have and could have taken the advice of wise leaders. Yet he thought he knew better. When facing decisions, where do we go for counsel? Who ought we seek as a good guide? How do we discern the direction of God?

  • "Solomon" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    King Solomon was blessed with the God-given gift of wisdom.  Some of his legacy is found in the book of Proverbs.  How does this book of pithy sayings guide us today?

  • "Feet of Clay" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    David is the most remembered and revered king of Israel. But we learn that he is a human and prone to sin as we all are. His sin of adultery with Bathsheba affects his life and the lives of those around him. When his friend Nathan confronts him, David asks God for forgiveness and then lives his life under God's protecting grace.

  • "David" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    We resume our walk through the Old Testament, picking up "The Story" with the early years of David. What lessons about power and humility are gleaned from the interactions between King Saul and the one who would become the next King of Israel?

  • "What Next?" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The shepherds and wise men were transformed by an encounter with Jesus.  What about us?  What's next?  What ought to frame our new year?

  • "Christmas Eve Meditations - The Places of Christmas"

             by Rev. Scott D. Brown and Pastor Debi L. Jensen

  • "...and wonders of His love" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The conclusion of an Advent sermon series on the text of "Joy to the World" - which was written by Isaac Watts 300 years ago.  Although not explicitly mentioning Jesus, angels, shepherds, animals, Mary, Joseph, or kings - the wonders of God's love are evident as we remember that "In the beginning was the Word!"

  • "His Blessings Flow" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Bible contains many stories, but it is one continuous story of our relationship to God - how we were alienated from God, and God's plan of redemption and salvation.  God's grace, revealed in Jesus, covers all our sin, or as the third stanza of "Joy to the World" puts it, God's blessings flow far as the curse is found.

  • "Repeat the Sounding Joy" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The second stanza of Joy to the World - written 300 years ago, resounds with "repeat the sounding joy."  What is joy?  Why and how can we repeat it in our world today?

  • "Prepare Him Room" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The story in Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus included "no room."  In our day we need to provide a different response.  How can we prepare a place for Jesus even as he prepares a place for us?  Let us "prepare Him room..."

  • Scripture Reading and Sermon - Saul by Rev. Scott Brown

    We continue our chronological walk through the Old Testament as we listen to the story of Saul, Israel's first King, and learn lessons of trust and obedience.

  • Scripture Reading and Sermon - Ruth by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The four-chapter book of Ruth, set in the time of the Judges, is a tender story of hope amidst hopelessness and how God uses the unlikely people of the world in order to redeem the world!

  • "Power to the People" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    The cycle of sin, repentance, and redemption is the theme for the stories in the Book of Judges. Twelve judges are lifted up by God to help the people of Israel but twelve times they fail to worship and trust the One True God. This sermon shows how power and wisdom come from God alone and how God continues to love us all.

  • Scripture Reading and Sermon from Joshua 1-6: 24 (chapter 7 of The Story) by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The book of Joshua tells of many battles in conquest of the Promised Land. This sermon focuses on the battle of Jericho and specifically the story of Rahab. As God uses her, so does God have ways to use each one of us to bring strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

  • "The Stewardship of Pain" by Rev. Jeffrey Munroe

    A sermon based on Matthew 25:14-30 by the Reverend Jeffrey Munroe, Executive Vice President at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigian.

  • "Faithful Then, Faithful Now!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Life is full of choices.  Caleb, from the book of Numbers, provides an example of the choice to trust God.  The other scouts of the Promised Land react out of fear and the consequence is years of wandering.  How will you choose to approach life?

  • "Moses and the Chamber of Secrets" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Do you find it hard to wait?  You are not alone - Moses waited, too.  God, in the second half of Exodus, over and over, works as we wait.  God instructs to build a tabernacle, so that God could dwell with the people as a visible reminder that God is with us... always. 

  • "Moses, the Early Years" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Moses is a pivotal figure in the Bible.  Cradled, Chosen, Called and Commissioned by God - though he didn't think he was the best choice - God was with him.  God is with us too, we are just to "be still and know that God is God" and God then works through us and for us, even to life eternal!

  • "Isaac, Jacob and Joseph" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    In the final half of the book of Genesis we find complicated family dynamics and significant sibling rivalry.  Reconciliation is never assured - but God is always at work, promoting peace, seeking restitution, bringing forth salvation.  As you look back over your life, how do you see God at work, even in the times of challenge?

  • "Where is Isaac?" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    Abraham and his wife Sarah are chosen by God to build the Hebrew nation. Even though they are old, God blesses them with a son, Isaac - the "laughter" of their lives.  But there is a difficult story in their lives when Abraham hears God ask him to sacrifice the life of their son. Why would God ask for such a thing? And when the sacrifice is stopped by an angel of the Lord, what happens to Isaac and where is he?

  • "The Beginning of the Story" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    God is Creator! We begin a systematic progression of looking at scripture passages in the Old Testament. In creating, God invites us to share in the joy of blessing all the earth and all creatures of our God and King. Here's how to spend a great day with God...

  • "God's Story and Our Story" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    On this, the church's rally day, we look back to how God has been at work in history, what God is calling our congregation to do in the future - and ever and always to abound in gratitude.

  • "The Kingdom, Power and Glory" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    We conclude the sermon series on the Lord's Prayer by looking at God's kingdom, God's power, and God's glory!  God is in charge, available, and to be praised.  To God be the glory!

  • "God is our Strength and Song" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    On this hymn sing Sunday, a brief reflection on the importance of worshiping together, praying together, singing together.  Isaiah 12 is an ancient hymn giving thanks for God's sovereignty.  The congregation has just sung "In Christ Alone," a hymn from 2001 that also praises God who is our strength and song.

  • "Lead Us Not, but Deliver Us!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Temptation!  It's something every person deals with.  The question is not whether we will be tempted but rather how do we respond?  The sixth petition of the Lord's Prayer asks, "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

  • "Debts/Trespasses/Sins" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    In the Lord's Prayer, we ask: "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." The small word "as" has huge implications. Seeking forgiveness from God and granting forgiveness to others are inextricably linked. Yet God's grace is such that forgiveness abides and abounds!

  • "Vanity, All is Vanity" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches us that our lives have no meaning without the blessings of God. To enjoy the earthly pleasures of life, we must remember that we cannot find meaning in the things of life unless we give glory to God as the Great Giver of all that we have.

  • "Limiting the Unlimited God" by Ben Zaccaria

  • "Daily Bread" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Give us this day our daily bread.  Note the plural pronouns!  We're in this together.  As we pray for the myriad of daily needs, we seek to support one another in specific ways, always abiding in the amazing grace of our providing God.

  • "It's Kingdom Time" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    What would the world look like if the prayer "thy kingdom come - on earth as it is in heaven" would come to pass?  For the Kingdom of God is at hand!  Let us live and love like Jesus.

  • "Time for a Tune-Up" by Jim McQuerrey

  • "Hallowed be thy Name" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The seeming ease with which people use the name of God or Jesus to cavalierly express their frustration or the number of times people mindlessly say “oh my God” makes me think or hope anyway, that they just must not know what they are doing.  But it’s a problem…

  • "Our Father" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Beginning a sermon series on the Lord's Prayer - a prayer that's learned by children and yet takes a life-time to live out, this sermon looks at what it means to address God as Father and the implication of the word "our."

  • "Trinity - Three in One" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    Trinity Sunday is the time to remember and honor our God Three-in-One.  God above me, God beside me, and God within me is the trinitarian God of our faith.

  • "Holy Wind" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Pentecost! Blow, Holy Spirit, blow! Be inspired to love more outrageously, to give more sacrificially, to care more unguardedly, to speak the name of Jesus more forthrightly, to welcome more inclusively, to serve more intentionally!

  • "The Journey" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    "What does it mean to "work out" our salvation as the Apostle Paul instructs in his letter to the Philippians?  Faith-development is never finished - but rather a life-time journey. We're called to "get better" - to love more generously, to serve more selflessly, to worship more praise-worthily, to give more sacrificially.

  • "Finishing Well" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Commencement addresses typically dispense advice on how to begin, to commence, well.  As Christians, how are we called not to just start, but finish well?  The text of the last words of King David provide a good format of how to live a full, fruitful and faithful life.

  • MAY 19, 2018

    Youth Sunday

    Our Senior High youth led worship with scripture, skits, homilies, music and the Gospel for Children illustrating how we should stay connected to God, our church and our community.

  • "Waiting" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Waiting is a challenging thing to do.  As Americans we live in a fast-paced, hurry-up-and-go society.  How then can we faithfully "wait upon the Lord?'  The text from Isaiah 40, with its imagery of mounting up with wings of eagles, of running and not becoming weary, or walking and not becoming faint, is our guide.

  • "The Walk to Emmaus" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    Two believers walked home to Emmaus saddened by the death of Christ.  They were so immersed in their grief that they failed to recognize Jesus walking beside them.  Are you looking for Jesus in your life?  He is there beside you always.

  • "Dear God..." by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The story of doubting Thomas is often our story.  As we pray, we waiver between certainty and uncertainty and, in prayer, lift up all our cares to our risen Savior who has promised us "peace!"
  • "He Is Risen" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Christ is risen!  Alleluia!  And Jesus goes before his disciples to Galilee.  Scripture says "there he will meet them."  So too for us, through dangers, toils and snares, God leads us to our Galilee; God leads us home.

  • "It is Finished" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    The last words of Jesus on Good Friday, “It is finished” bring us sorrow.  But there is a way to hear these words in a mighty and triumphant way!

  • PALM Sunday, APRIL 14, 2019

    "Save Us, Now!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    In order to better grasp the meaning and message of Palm Sunday, we need to understand the background song and symbolism.  As we begin Holy Week, we praise Jesus the Messiah, the King of Peace.

  • "Surely, not I..." by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Judas betrays Jesus and Peter denies Jesus.  Their stories end differently as Peter accepts the gift of forgiveness and grace.  Will you?

  • A short homily by Rev. Scott D. Brown accompanying the worshipful presentation of "Requiem" of Gabriel Faure, by the Monmouth University Chamber Choir and our congregation's Sanctuary Choir.  Over fifty voices lifting up prayers for eternal rest for those who have died.  We give thanks that we are called, chosen and cherished by our Heavenly Father who promises the gift of Paradise.

  • "Not My Will" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Gardens in the Bible are places of prayer, temptation and perseverance.  We seek to follow faithfully by praying along with Jesus, "not my will, but thine be done."

  • MARCH 17, 2019

    "The Old Testament Fast Forward" intergenerational musical was presented complete with songs and stories about characters from the books of the Old Testament. 

  • "What is Truth" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Life is filled with challenges.  Being bold enough to be a truth-teller is a challenge, yet what we, as God's people, are called to do.

  • "Take Courage" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Jesus' last words to his gathered disciples before his arrest and crucifixion were "take courage; I have overcome the world."  Despite the fragility of life and the pain and problems of the world, despite the questions of "why," God is the God of victory and resurrection.  Hang on.  Hold on.  Take courage.

  • "Love, fully." by Rev. Julia Doellman-Brown

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength - with all that makes you uniquely and wonderfully you - and share in this love with others!

  • "Celebrate!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    God loves his children!  God loves all people!  God loves you!  In Luke 15, we hear, three times, how God calls for us to rejoice when what is lost is found and how we are to celebrate when God's children come home.

  • "Do Likewise!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Compassion, sympathy, help, showing up, caring, coming close... all words associated with the Good Samaritan.  How are we to go and do likewise?  With whom can we identify in the story (Luke 10:25-37)?

  • "Ask, Seek, Knock" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    What does it mean that "everyone who asks, receives?"  How do we put the imperatives of Jesus that we are to "ask, seek, and knock" into context?

  • "Come, Take, Learn" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Christians are called to live and love like Jesus - but we are also "in the world."  How to stay real and how to get refreshed for the roller coaster of life...

  • "The Forgiveness Imperative" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Lost luggage is not a happy thing when flying. But in other parts of life - it's a good thing to lose the suitcase packed with resentment and the duffel bag of unforgiveness. Why forgive? How to forgive what feels unforgivable? Challenging yet vital questions as we consider a passage from Matthew 18.

  • "Do Not Worry; Look; Consider; Strive" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Imperatives of Jesus:  Don't worry; look; consider; strive for the Kingdom. So...remember and believe, that just like the birds of the air or the flowers of the field, that you belong to God and that God's provision is for you.

  • "Good News for All the People" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    The Wise Men had a "Eureka" moment when they found the Christ Child and his mother at their home in Bethlehem.  The Wise Men had an "Epiphany" when they understood that the promise of salvation by God through his Son is given to all people throughout the world.

  • "Where did He go? by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Christ, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, is with us now and in the new year to come.  Jesus is with us, with the world, and on the loose!

  • "Christmas Eve Meditations"

    by Pastor Debi L. Jensen and Rev. Scott D. Brown

  • "Homilies Accompanying a Visit from the Animals"

                 by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Given the presence of a manger, there were, no doubt, animals nearby at the birth of Jesus. Thus not just heaven, but "heaven and nature" sing at the joy of Christ's birth. Let us also repeat the sounding joy!

  • "Abound in Love" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    It's one of the most basic Christian directives - "love one another."  How best do we live lovingly as we wait for Christ's return?

  • "The Hands of Hope; Hanging on and extending out"

           by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Joseph is a key player in the Advent/Christmas story even though only a few verses focus on this righteous man.  What can we learn about hope and grace from the earthly father of Jesus?

  • "Glory, not Gridlock" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Isaiah's prophecy and John the Baptist's proclamation is about the One who is the King of Glory and Prince of Peace.  How can we be better Advent travelers on God's highway?

    Scripture text: Isaiah 40:1-5

  • "Dark and Light; Lost and Found" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    In a world of turmoil, tragedy and terror, we are given a reminder that there is a victorious conclusion.  In our waiting, we are called not to forget, not to judge, not to try to earn our place in heaven, but to give thanks for the grace given through Jesus Christ, who is the King of kinds and the Lord of lords.  Hallelujah!

  • "Give From the Heart" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    Thanksgiving and Stewardship give us the opportunity to be thankful for the blessings God has given us and to prayerfully consider how we give to those in need. From Genesis to the Gospels, the Word of God teaches us how to give with an open and loving heart.

  • "War No More? War No More. War No More!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    11/11/1918 was the armistice ending "the war to end all wars." But it wasn't. On the centennial of the end of WWI, we look to Christ, the Prince of Peace, so we can be grounded in the hope that is assured: with the Day of the Lord there will be war no more.  Come, Lord Jesus!

  • "Leaving Your Water Jars" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The conclusion of a three-week look at John 4 and the Samarian woman at the well.  She invites others to "come and see" but first she leaves her water jar behind.  What ought we leave with Jesus as we voyage forward in faith?

  • "Belonging" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Samaritan woman that Jesus meets at the well (John 4).  Her story may be very different than what you thought...

  • "Well, well, well..." by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Samaritan woman at the well is a story about "God so loved the world."  Listen for how that comes to be and how it impacts us both globally and personally.

  • "Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    From the first chapter of John's gospel to the last, from Philip and Nathanael to the Samaritan woman at the well, to Peter and Pilate and doubting Thomas - all are invited to "come and see" the grace of God made accessible and available to all.

  • "Postcards from the Great Divide" by Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks

  • "Steps of Faith" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Psalmist (Psalm 86) prays with us, "Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth."  Each stage of life encourages us to take steps of faith and increasing faithfulness.  Are we here to just make a living or make a life?

  • "Each Generation - Living and Loving Like Jesus"

                        by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Our views, perspectives, and even our faith, are shaped by when we were born. Yet, the church has a wonderful opportunity to bridge generations together as a common family. Listen and learn how we find comfort and blessing in an ever-changing world.

  • "One Generation to the Next" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Elijah passes the mantle of leadership to Elisha (1 Kings 19; 2 Kings 2). Who encouraged you in faith? To whom are you passing the torch? The Bible story provides guidance in how this best happens.

  • "Eternal Instants" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Using a story from Joshua 3 and 4, we are reminded through remembered moments and treasured tokens that we belong and are connected to others, and ultimately to God.  We are connected - past, present and future.  One generation calls to another!

  • "Fishing and Feeding" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Christian's job description is found in the opening verses of the Gospel of Mark and the closing verses of the Gospel of John:  fishing for people and feeding sheep.  A challenge and a joy!

  • "Scripture Readings from the Psalms and the Homily"

                 by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Reflecting on historical psalm tunes and texts, we are reminded that music anchors us when the world is adrift and consoles us when our ways are weary and, through it all, grounds us in praise to God.

  • "Sleeper, Awake!" by Jeff Chu

  • "Is Someone Praying for Me?" by Reverend Dr. Shari K. Brink

  • "We All Have a Hunger" by Rev. Julia Doellman-Brown

    Food for the body and soul - Jesus is the bread of life. Through Christ’s example we gather for meals together, and are called to gather together to care for one another - and for the world.

  • "The Giant Who Defeated David" by Pastor Debi Jensen

    King David is revered as the greatest king of Israel. However, his human desires caused him to forget that his blessings came from the providence of God. Hear this message of David and Bathsheba that reminds us that we all stand in need of forgiveness.

  • "Loaves and Fishes" by Anna Petrie

  • JULY 15, 2018

    Guest Minister - Sermon not available

  • "The Mystery of Growth" by Rev. Thomas Bartha, Guest Minister

  • "Let's Talk Politics" by Rev. Christopher L. Vande Bunte,

                                      Guest Minister

    Long ago and still today, Jesus seeks out followers. However, he warns us that the journey is not easy; we have to be committed. Lessons learned from our past can often help us as we look forward to the work ahead, as servants of Christ. 

  • "Fighting the Good Fight" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    We cheer for David, the underdog, as he fights the giant Goliath; but not because he wins the fight but because his heart is won over for God. What David shows is that the glory of God is the only victory worth attaining.

  • "The Calling of the Kings" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    King Saul and King David were the first two kings of Israel. They were both anointed by the prophet Samuel but their calling to this mighty position was very different. Saul was chosen king because his outward appearance was pleasing to the people but David was chosen because his inward devotion was pleasing to God.  

  • "Hello? Who is Calling Me" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    Samuel and Eli worked together to understand the call of God to faithful worship. To be a strong church, we must have young ears to hear and old hearts to understand. God calls us all; let us throw open the doors and walk into His new day!

  • "Building Your Portfolio" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    One of life's big questions:  In what should you invest so that you live a life that really counts?

  • "Kept Among the Living" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    We need to tell our stories so that, in remembering our past, we find our place in the present and have hope for the future.

  • MAY 20, 2018

    Youth Sunday

    Members of our senior high youth group led worship with music, scripture, the Gospel for Children and homilies, all encouraging us to use the gifts God has given us to the best of our abilities.

  • "Practice Kindness" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    "Being kind" is an attribute that most all people agree is worthy - so why doesn't it prevail?  How can we increase our kindness-quotient?  Motivated by gratitude to God, with the example of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit!

  • "Walking Fed" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Jesus didn’t talk about upward mobility.  His model was “outward mobility.”  We grow spiritually by serving others.

  • "Sharing What We Believe" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    To evangelize means to tell others of the good news of Jesus Christ. That is what the Apostle Philip did when he met the Ethiopian eunuch and told him the message of salvation. That is what we all should do when the Holy Spirit moves us to share what we believe.

  • "Walking Wet" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Thanks be to God for allowing us to be a blessing to others.  We grow spiritually so we can give, and we give so that we can grow spiritually!  Giving and growing are inextricably linked.

  • "Love One Another" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Friendships and relationships of support, nurture and care are vital to our spiritual well-being and our spiritual growth. We are created for community! Verses from Ecclesiastes 4 frame this sermon.

  • "Grow Up!" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The risen Christ gives life - life eternal and life abundant! So how are we to grow in Christ so that our lives are free, joyful and abundant? Listen and learn how to make a commitment to a season of growth.

  • "Jesus' Last Laugh" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)

    The resurrection is no prank, but in his defeating death itself, Jesus has the last laugh!  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

  • "Who is This?" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Jesus came to Jerusalem – and the crowds asked, “Who is this man?”  Who was he then and who is he now?

  • "Giving Up...Despair" By Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Life is hard and grief is real and hearts are heavy.  Jesus weeps with us.  Yet there is hope!  Jesus is resurrection and life!  Thanks be to God.

  • "Giving Up...Enemies" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    Enemies…  We don’t have to like what they do, but we do have to love them.  Why?  Who?  What?  Where?  When?  How?

  • "Giving Up...Expectations" by Pastor Debi L. Jensen

    A Pharisee named Nicodemus thought that he had his life planned out and knew what to expect. Then he met Jesus and the unexpected happened. Life has many unexpected twists and turns and we need to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and expect that our faith in Jesus will lead us to salvation. 

  • FEBRUARY 25, 2018

    Celebration Ringers and Jubilation! musical #GRACEWINS

  • "Giving Up...Control" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    We want to run our lives.  And sometimes we do a pretty good job of it.  Yet no matter how hard we try, we just will never be smart enough, savvy enough, good enough.  It's time to give up control.

  • "Transfiguration" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Greek word for "transfiguration" is metamorphosis. The account of Jesus being inwardly changed, revealing his glory is amazing, mysterious, and filled with hope.

  • "The Relay of Faith" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    St. Luke's "sermon on the plain" gives us the Golden Rule. How are we called to be the people of God, saints, in the relay of faith?

  • "Put Your Hand into the Hand of God" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    At some time in our lives, we, or those we love, are affected by cancer or another difficult diagnosis. How do we react? How do personal resiliency, the support of family and friends and the presence of God come into play?

  • "Get Lost!" by Rev. Julia Doellman-Brown

  • "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" by Rev. Scott D. Brown

    The Dillon Panthers (Friday Night Lights) and the healed blind man in the gospel of John, chapter 9, have similar personal faith-mission statements; what's yours?

  • "The Blessing of Wilderness" by Anna Petrie

  • Sermons from previous years

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