Sermons, 2016-2017

2017

DateTitleByScripture
12/31/2017 “It’s Not Over”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 Listen
12/25/2017 (Christmas Day)“Light and Life”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14Listen
12/24/2017 (Christmas Eve)“The Impossible is Born”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20Listen
12/24/2017 (Advent IV)“How Can This Be?”The Rev. John Mark Wiggers2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38Listen
12/17/2017“Into the Wilderness”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28Listen
12/10/2017“Always Beginning”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8Listen
12/3/2017“Stay Awake”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37Listen
11/26/2017“In or Out”The Rev. John Mark WiggersEzekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46Listen
11/23/2017“Remembering to Give Thanks”The Rev. RJ PowellDeuteronomy 8:7-18; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 17:11-19Listen
11/19/2017“How then Might We Live”The Rt. Rev. George D. Young, IIIJudges 4:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30Listen
11/12/2017“God Will Meet You There”The Rev. RJ PowellJoshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13Listen
11/05/2017“To Be One Too”The Rev. John Mark WiggersRevelation 7:9-17; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12Listen
11/01/2017“So Serious” (All Saints’ Day)The Rev. John Mark WiggersWisdom of Solomon 5:1-5, 14-16; Revelation 21:1-4, 22-22:5;Listen
10/29/2017“Walk In Love”The Rev. RJ PowellDeuteronomy 34:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46Listen
10/22/2017“Image Matters”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22Listen
10/15/2017“The Banquet is Ready”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14Listen
10/01/2017“Respect My Authority”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32Listen
09/24/2017“Enough”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 16:2-15; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16Listen
09/17/2017“Sursum Corda Yoga”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 14:19-31; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35Listen
09/10/2017“Humility, Grace, and Responsibility”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 12:1-14; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20Audio unavailable
09/03/2017“Fire Safety”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28Listen
08/27/2017“Who Is Jesus to You?”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 1:8‒2:10; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Listen 
08/20/2017“It’s Time to Show Up”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 45:1-15; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:10-28Listen
08/13/2017“God Is Not Done With You Yet”The Rev. Al MinorGenesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33Listen
08/06/2017“Behold That Which You Are”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 34:29-35; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36Listen
07/30/2017“From Little Things Big Things Grow”The Rev. Gayle BrowneGenesis 29:15-28; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52Listen
07/23/2017“Saint James Day”The Rev. RJ PowellJeremiah 45:1-5; Acts 11:27-12:3; Matthew 20:20-28Listen
07/16/2017“Soil for the Soul”The Rev. Dr. Rod MooreGenesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23Listen
07/09/2017“Children, take my yoke”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-7; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30Listen
07/02/2017“Who Will Welcome the King?”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 22:1-14; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42Listen
06/25/2017“Decisions Have Consequences”The Rev. Dr. Rod MooreGenesis 21:8-21; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39Listen
06/18/2017“We’ve Got Work to Do!”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8-23Listen
06/11/2017“Experiencing the Trinity”The Rev. Kenneth SherfickGenesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20Listen
06/04/2017“The Divine Conspiracy”The Rev. RJ PowellNumbers 11″24-30; Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39Listen
05/28/2017“The Ascended Life”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4″12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11Listen
05/21/2017“You Have an Advocate”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21Listen
05/14/2017“Living Icons”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14Listen
05/07/2017“Enough is Abundance”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10Listen
04/30/2017“A New Way of Power”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 2:14a, 36-41; I Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35Listen
04/23/2017“Unlock the Doors and Go!”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 2:14a, 22-32; I Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31Listen
04/16/2017“Good Stuff” (Easter Sunday)The Rev. John Mark WiggersJeremiah 31:1-6; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18Listen
04/14/2017“Here We Stand. Here We Wait.” (Good Friday)The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 52:13-53:12; Hebrews 10:16-26; John 18:1-19:42Listen
04/13/2017“Love is All We Need” (Maundy Thursday)The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35Listen
04/09/2017“Turmoil” (Palm Sunday)The Rev. RJ PowellZechariah 9:9-12; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11Listen
04/02/2017“Life Before Death”The Rev. John Mark WiggersEzekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45Listen
03/26/2017“Let Us See”The Rev. John Mark Wiggers1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41Listen
03/19/2017“Wells of Living Water”The Rev, RJ PowellExodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42Listen
03/12/2017“Here and Now”The Rev. John Mark WiggersGenesis 12:1-4a; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17Listen
03/05/2017“Spirit in the Wilderness”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11Listen
03/01/2017“Why Wait?”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 58:1-12; II Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21Listen
02/26/2017“Call to a Transfigured Life”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9Listen
02/19/2017“Violence in the Kingdom of God”David BurmanLeviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48Listen
02/12/2017“But I Say to You…”The Rev. RJ PowellDeuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Cornthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37Listen
02/05/2017“You Are!”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 58:1-12; I Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20Listen
01/29/2017“Blessed Is the Kingdom of Heaven” The Rev. RJ PowellMicah 6:1-8; I Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12Listen
01/22/2017“I Will Make You”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23Listen
01/15/2017“Come and See”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
Listen
01/08/2017“Christ’s Baptism: God’s Solidarity”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17Listen
01/01/2017“From the Heart”The Rev. John Mark WiggersNumbers 6:22-27; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21Listen

2016

DateTitleByScriptureAudio
12/25/2016“Christmas’s Gift”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14Listen
12/24/2016“What Does It All Mean?”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20Listen
12/18/2016“God is With Us”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25Listen
12/11/2016“Stir Up Your Power, O Lord!”The Rt. Rev. George D. Young, IIIIsaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11Listen
12/04/2016“Repent to This!”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12Listen
11/27/2016 “Wake Up!”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44Listen
11/24/2016“This Is What We Do”The Rev. John Mark WiggersDeuteronomy 26:1-11; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35Listen
11/20/2016 “What Kind of King?”The Rev. John Mark Wiggers\Jeremiah 23:1-6; Colossians :11-20; Luke 23:33-43Listen
11/13/2016 “Joy Comes in the Morning”The Rev. RJ PowellMalachi 4:1-2a; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Listen
11/06/2016“All Saints”The Rev, John Mark WiggersDaniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31Listen
10/30/2016 “Zacchaeus”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 1:10-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10Listen
10/23/2016 “Us for Them”The Rev. RJ PowellJoel 2:23-32; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14Listen
10/16/2016 “The Roots of Justice”The Rev. John Mark WiggersGenesis 32:22-31; II Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8Listen
10/09/2016“On Gratitude”The Rev. RJ Powell2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19Listen
10/02/2016“Increase our Faith”The Rev. John Mark WiggersHabakkuk 1:1-4,2:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10Listen
09/25/2016“Lazarus and the Rich Man”The Rt. Rev. Gaula GivenAmos 6:1a, 4-7; I Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31Listen
09/18/2016“Forgive It All, Forgive It Now”The Rev. RJ PowellAmos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13Listen
09/11/2016“Lost and Found”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 32:7-14; I Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10Listen
9/04/2016“Loving to Death”The Rev. John Mark WiggersDeuteronomy 30:15-20; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33Listen
08/28/2016“Make Room at the Table”The Rev. RJ PowellProverbs 25:6-7; Hebrews 13:15-16; Luke 14:7-14Listen
08/21/2016“Stand up and praise God”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 58:9b-14; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17Listen
08/14/2016“I Came to Bring Fire”The Rev. RJ PowellJeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29‒12:2; Luke 12:49-56Listen 
08/07/2016“Good Gifts”The Rev. John Mark WiggersGenesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40Listen
07/31/2016“Rich Toward God”The Rev. RJ PowellEcclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21Listen
07/24/2016“Jesus Power”The Rev. John Mark WiggersJeremiah 45:1-5; Acts 11:27-12:3; Matthew 20:20-28Listen
07/17/2016“Ora et Labora”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42Listen
07/10/2016“Now or Not At All”The Rev. RJ PowellDeuteronomy 30:9-14; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 Listen
07/03/2016“Unbelieving”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20Listen
06/26/2016“Another Way”The Rev. John Mark Wiggers1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62Listen
06/21/2016“Blessed are the Pride Ones” – PrideMassThe Rev. Dr. Horace GriffinIsaiah 43:1-7; Romans 8:31-39; Matthew 5:1-16Listen
06/19/2016“Love Won”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 65:1-9; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39Listen
06/12/2016“Forgiven and Free”The Rt. Rev. George D. Young, III2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3Listen
06/05/2016“Be Afraid”The Rev. John Mark Wiggers1 Kings 17:17-24; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17Listen
05/29/2016“Faith of a Centurion”The Rev. RJ Powell1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10Listen
05/22/2016“Games God Plays”The Rev. John Mark WiggersProverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16: 12-15Listen
05/15/2016“The Call of Pentecost”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, 25-27Listen
05/08/2016“Jesus Prays for You”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 16:16-34; Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21; John 17:20-26Listen
05/01/2016“The Spirit of Love is Calling”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 16:9-15; Revelation 21:10, 22‒22:5; John 14:23-29Listen
4/24/2016Easter 5, foodforthepoor.orgThe Rev. William BeersActs 11:1-18; Revelation 1:1-5; John 13:31-35Listen
04/17/2016“A Cosmic Shepherd”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 9:36-43; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30Listen
04/10/2016“Chosen Instruments”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19Listen
04/03/2016“Living in the New Covenant of Reconciliation”The Rev. RJ PowellActs 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31Listen
03/27/2016“Hello, My Name Is…”The Rev. John Mark WiggersActs 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18Listen
03/25/2016“God Is There”The Rev. John Mark WiggersIsaiah 52:13-53:12; Hebrew 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42Listen
03/24/2016“So Many Feet”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 12:1-14;1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35Listen
03/20/2016“Counter Protest”The Rev. RJ PowellZechariah 9:9-12; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 19:28-40Listen
03/13/2016“The Limit to Love”The Rev, RJ PowellIsaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8Listen
02/28/2016“Doing Our Best”The Rev. John Mark WiggersExodus 3:1-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9Listen
02/21/2016“Jesus, Our Mother Hen”The Rev. RJ PowellGenesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35Listen
02/14/2016“Protect Your Identity”The Rev. John Mark WiggersDeuteronomy 26:1-11; Romans 10″8b-13; Luke 4:1-13Listen
02/10/2106“Ash Wednesday”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 58:1-12; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21Listen
02/07/2016“Lifting the Veil”The Rev. RJ PowellExodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43aListen
01/31/2016“Seeing God”The Rev. John Mark WiggersJeremiah1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30Listen
01/24/2016“We Have the Power!”The Rev. John Mark WiggersNehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21Listen
01/17/2016“An Abundance of Grace”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2:1-11Listen
01/10/2016“Out of the Depths”The Rev. RJ PowellIsaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22Listen
01/03/2016“Refugees All”Lee RagsdaleJeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23Listen