Category Archives: Sermons on video

Links to videos from the worship service including sermons and special events

“The Freedom to Heal” sermon on May 26th

Based on John 14:23-27:  Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.  Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

“All this I have spoken while still with you.  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

“Freedom to Love” sermon on May 19th

Pastor Kim’s message is based on John 13:34. “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

Photos used by Pastor Kim to illustrate one of her stories. Dell and Sonya Curry as they arrived to watch their sons, Steph and Seth Curry, compete against each other in the Western Conference NBA Finals. They made special efforts to support both sons out of love.

“The Freedom to Rise Again” Sermon on May 12th

Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.

Acts 9:36-42. New Revised Standard Version

To enter the world of our scriptures this morning we do not have to leave our minds at the door, but we do need to accept two assumptions:

1. God is still working through the Holy Spirit in the lives of people today.

2. God is in fact eager to transform brokenness into new life.

Knowing others care is very empowering.  And if our caring helps communicate that God cares—well that is often how God chooses to work in the world.

Rising with Jesus means to be open to people we might not otherwise be open to. See Matthew 18:15-17 for the steps of forgiveness!

          

“Finding Your Purpose; Listening to Your Heart” sermon on Palm Sunday, April 14th

Based on Matthew 26:36-46 when Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Question to pray on: Where am I asleep rather than alive and awake so that my Savior is guiding my life?

Note 2: Instead we are marching this week towards a cross and a tomb. And a Savior whose power goes deeper than our apathy and our depression, our suffering and our desire to give up.

Note 3: In loving sacrifice of time, talent and treasure we will find our true heart’s desire, a Savior and a community making a difference. “What kind of Jesus are you looking for?”

“Finding Your Mystic; Listening Beyond the Voices” sermon on April 7th

Romans 12:1-2 The Message

12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

“Finding Your Power: Listening for Healing” sermon on March 31st

At that moment Jesus felt power go out from him. He turned to the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples said to him, “Look at all these people crowding around you! How can you ask who touched you?” But Jesus turned to see who had touched him. The woman knew what had happened to her. She came shaking with fear and knelt down in front of Jesus. Then she told him the whole story. Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain.”
Mark 5:30-34 Common English Version