On this first Sunday in Lent, we talk about hope vs. optimism.
As a nation, we strive to live up to better ideas and many times we do. But let’s not kid ourselves. We are not okay.
This is my sermon from yesterday. “Swimming in Gratitude” | Matthew 18:21-35| Pentecost 15 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Luke 10:25-42 Who Is My Neighbor Series First Sunday in Lent March 5, 2017 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN … More
“Borrowed Time” Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 March 12, 2017 Second Sunday in Lent Who Is My Neighbor Series First Christian Church … More
It’s been thirty years since The Day After first aired and I still haven’t seen the movie and probably never will. But I do give thanks that no matter what happens in life and in death, Jesus has shown us a taste of the kingdom where death will be defeated. And that makes me sleep much better.
Ephesians 6:10-20 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost August 7, 2016 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN Listen to the sermon podcast. One … More
“Trouble in Lake Wobegone” Luke 10:25-37 and Romans 14:1-18 Seventh Sunday After Pentecost July 10, 2016 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, … More
In light of what’s going on in Boston, I thought I’d share this sermon I preached two years ago. Vandalism … More
Okay, you probably didn’t expect a pastor to use the word “sucks” in a sermon. You also probably didn’t expect that I would say that being a minister is not always a bed of roses. However it’s true. Being a pastor at times is exciting, but sometimes: yeah, it sucks.