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Enduring in Faith – Sermon on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

November 10, 2019

There’s nothing quite like baptizing a baby to bring us hope. Thank you, Leah and Sean, for reminding us of the sure and certain hope we claim as followers of Jesus! But hope can be fleeting, and sometimes it seems like the tiniest challenge can shatter our hope.

The church in Thessolonica was facing a challenge like that. They had questions. When was Jesus going to come back? Had they missed it? Were they ‘left behind’ and putting their faith in something that wasn’t really true? Continue reading

Endure – Sermon on Luke 21:5-19

November 13, 2016
You can watch a video of the sermon I preached in 2016  here. 
It borrows heavily from Cardelia’s sermon, linked below, and my earlier sermon on this same text, also linked below.

“Joy to the world, no more election news coverage and political ads!”[1] This is how Cardelia Howell-Diamond’s sermon  began for the Sunday following the 2016 election. At the time she preached it, none of us had any idea how the political landscape in the United States  would be affected, nor how changes in that landscape would impact us now, six years later. But her sermon on this text from Luke 21 still rings true, and I encourage you to read it here.

If you want to see my sermon on this same text from an earlier year (with less political tension), you can find it here. However you are managing to navigate your own post-election stress, this passage in Luke comes just when we need it. Continue reading