Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

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The Ascension Is Good News!

This is Ascension Sunday. 10 Days before Pentecost is Ascension Day. So today we celebrate that Jesus has Ascended. Are you excited that Jesus has ascended? I can practically hear the cheers through my screen. Well, I’m happy that you’re excited, but I have to admit, I haven’t always been excited about it. I was actually rather sad about it. Look, that hymn that says, “And he walks with me…” I know that. We experience that. But come on! Wouldn’t…

March 1, 2020 – Facing Temptation

A sermon on Matthew 4:1-11 by Pastor David Jacobson A few years ago I learned that there is a Japanese TV show that’s been running for 30 years called “My First Errand.” Apparently, it’s common for Japanese parents to send their kids out on a first errand at a very young age. Kids as young as five or six are sent across town, sometimes via public transportation, with instructions about what they are to do and bring home. The TV…

Ash Wednesday 2020 – Rummage

An Ash Wednesday message from Pastor David Jacobson Since this is a service where we do a lot of confessing– I have a confession to make. I hope this don’t scandalize anyone… I hope you don’t think less of me. Over the past few months, I’ve let my car get really messy. In retrospect I see how it happened, but along the way I hardly realized it was happening. Just a couple months ago I had vacuumed the whole thing…

February 23, 2020 – Awestruck

A sermon on Matthew 17:1-9 by Pastor David Jacobson Over the years, we’ve enjoyed reading the stories of Beatrix Potter with our kids. She’s the author and illustrator of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and many other children’s stories. All of her tales take place in the Lake District in the northwest of England, which is somewhere that Katie and I happened to have traveled a few years back when she could catch a break from residency.  You’ve probably heard…

February 16, 2020 – Renovation of the Heart

A sermon on Matthew 5:21-37 by Pastor David Jacobson Katie, my wife, will tell you that I’m not exactly Mr. Handy Man. But from time to time, with the help of my Dad, I’ve taken on some pretty sizable renovation projects, particularly in our previous house on Stratford Rd. in Academy Heights. Our basement bathroom was original to the house, which was built in 1950. The shower walls were made of sheet metal, so it sounded like a thunderstorm whenever…