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Sermon Notes from Pastor Dave

Sermon Notes are brief (typically ½ page) notes that are produced on most weekends to help guide readers/viewers through the preaching text.  Included in them will often be 1) the scripture text (most often the gospel appointed for the day), 2) some commentary re: background to the circumstances/text/culture/history/insight to the words or theology, and finally 3) some thought-provoking questions.  These Notes can be used during worship for notetaking, at home for devotions, shared with others to engage conversation.  Your feedback/input is welcome to shape them for the future.

Sermon notes from 2020 are archived here

January 10, 2021: The Promise in Chaos

God is always interested in bringing forward that which might bring order, life and wholeness into our midst. A way to make sense of life – especially when it seems senseless. Read more

January 16/17, 2021: Finding Life

For John, there needs to be no miraculous birth to indicate Jesus’ divine identity, because he is the God-sent teacher, the one come from God to replace human kings, the ultimate fulfillment of religious hopes, and the divine judge glorified by angels at the end of time. Read more

January 23/24, 2021: Finding Life: The Cost

Before Jesus calls his first disciples, he proclaims a message that becomes known as “the gospel” or good news from God. God is ready to rule our lives. Those who realize this will respond with repentance and faith.  The price paid is the Privilege received. Read more