Category Archives: Sermons

April 15, 2018, Meanwhile, Back in the Locked Room – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000077 People complain, from time to time, about how there just seems to be nothing but bad news on TV and radio and in the newspapers. So, sometimes news stations, especially Christian stations, try to make people feel better by airing “good news” stories about people who do …

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April 8, 2018, The Power Is On! – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000076 Well, three things to begin with this morning. First of all, it is my Mom’s birthday. She would have been 88 years old today. She was tiny, and funny, and smart, and beautiful. It doesn’t have anything to do with the sermon. I just mention it because …

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April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, Choose Your Own Adventure – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000075 When my kids were probably middle-school age, they discovered a series of books called “Choose your own adventure” books. They were written on a very, very low literary level, and every story was pretty much the same as every other story, as far as I could tell, …

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March 31, 2018, Easter Vigil, The Ultimate Family Reunion – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000074 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no …

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March 30, 2018, Good Friday, Three Meditations on the Passion – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here (it starts after about 30 seconds of organization):  Z0000073 The Passion – readings and meditations The arrest and betrayal —John 18:1-27 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who …

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March 29, 2018, Maundy Thursday, No One Is Not Welcome – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000071 You might have noticed that Christians seem to do a lot of eating. Whenever there is a gathering of the Lord’s people, as likely as not, you will find us around a table, sharing a meal of one kind or another. And one reason for that is …

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March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday, Hosannah! and…Betrayal – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000070 On Palm Sunday, it is our tradition to preach the sermon to each other,reading together the Passion of our Lord, as it was recorded for us by those for whom it was a very recent event. For Mark, who wrote down the eyewitness account of Peter, the …

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March 18, 2018, Lent 5, The Covenant in Bloom – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000069 We’ve come to the last of this series of sermons on the covenant, which is how the Bible describes the relationship between God and man. In human terms a covenant is a contract between persons, anything from the mortgage agreement that we made with the bank when …

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March 11, 2018, Lent 4, When Is a Savior Like a Serpent – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000068 In the Second Book of Kings, chapter 18, there is a story about a young king named Hezekiah. Hezekiah was just 25 years old when he became the king of Judah. Hezekiah was that very rare thing, in the ancient world as well as today, a ruler …

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March 4, 2018, Lent 3, Freed from Our Old Captivity – a sermon on the Ten Commandments by Carroll Boswell guest speaker

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000067 During Lent our sermon theme is the idea of the covenant. It is important because “covenant” is the word the Bible uses whenever it talks about our relationship with God. You hear a lot about a “personal relationship” with God these days, but the Bible never uses …

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