February 18th Worship: 9 AM & 11 AM Services | Luke 9:51-62 “Afraid and Amazed: Unsettling Discipleship”
Discover Your Second Family

(Note on Sermons: Associate Pastor Jenn DiFrancesco preaches from notes so where there are gaps in dates, most likely it is a Sunday on which she preached.)

Afraid and Amazed: Healed by Jesus

One Sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” Jesus answered, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions…

Afraid, Amazed and Baptized

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals.…

Jesus in the Temple

The Perfect Imperfect Family

Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that…

wheat field

Working Among Us, Now

A little background is necessary before I share this morning’s New Testament lesson, on this Stewardship Dedication Sunday. Context is crucial for understanding- and understanding leads to faithful action. This brief portion of Paul’s first letter to Christians in Thessalonica is more significant than you know. It was a first, in many ways. Written just…

Jesus our Brother

Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are…

sunset

Saved by Grace Alone

“You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the…

Silhouette of person leaping a chasm

Saved by Faith Alone

But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified…

World Communion contemporary painting

An Anthem Worth Living For

Philippians 2:1-13 (NRSV) Imitating Christ’s Humility 2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish…