Sermon: “Leave Your Light On for Me”

“Leave Your Light On For Me” Matthew 5:13-20 Fifth Sunday of Epiphany February 9, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN This past December, a party was thrown in my honor. A few weeks earlier, I left my job as Communications Specialist for the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area. My job had been eliminated due to budget cuts. It was hard to leave that job, but at least I knew there was another job waiting for me at a big Methodist church down the street. About a few weeks before I left, I got an email from a retired Presbyterian … Continue reading Sermon: “Leave Your Light On for Me”

Sermon: “I’ve Been A Mess”

“I’ve Been A Mess” Matthew 5:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Fourth Sunday of Epiphany February 2, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN It was a Friday afternoon. I was working at a major law firm in the Twin Cities as an assistant. It was not my favorite job and things weren’t going well for me. I didn’t enjoy the job and I wasn’t doing a good enough job for folks. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though. Anyways, I was busy at work trying to get somethings done before Daniel arrived in town for the weekend. I got a call from … Continue reading Sermon: “I’ve Been A Mess”

Sermon: “What If God Was One Of Us?”

“What If God Was One of Us?” John 1:10-18 and Matthew 2:1-12 Second Sunday of Christmas/Epiphany January 5, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN One of my earliest memories of Epiphany was seeing a manger on display at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Flint, Michigan. It was the winter of 1978 and I can remember standing in line and looking at the nativity scene. I was transfixed on the Wise Men. The three figurines were fascinating, but there was one that held my attention. The other two kings were painted the skin color of Europeans. But this final king was different … Continue reading Sermon: “What If God Was One Of Us?”