Sermons

Sermons

Altared Lives: The Story of Us

For the next two weeks the journey of Altared Lives will camp out in Luke 9-12.  We discovered last week that this world will always bring trouble. The next two weeks we will learn our story, how we contribute to that trouble, and God’s navigation system through it.

Altared Lives

The altar is the place where the divine and human worlds interact. Altars are a memorial of the places where God meets us and “alters” our lives. No one leaves the “altar” unchanged.

Do-Over

Do-Over: a new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory. After a brutal 2020, we now proclaim a “do-over” in 2021!

Carpe Aeternum

We’ve all heard the Latin term Carpe Diem means “seize the day.” In this sermon, Kenneth Grizzell issues a challenge for all of us as we face 2021 to seize more than just the day.

What Will You Find at Christmas?

What difference does the birth of a baby on a silent night in the sleepy town of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago really make? If peace on earth and goodwill toward men was the message of the heavenly host, why is the world still in turmoil? The next two weeks these questions will be explored. This message by Kenneth Grizzell is part two of the two-week series “What About Christmas?” The title of this sermon is “What Will You Find at Christmas,” and the…

What Time is Christmas?

What difference does the birth of a baby on a silent night in the sleepy town of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago really make? If peace on earth and goodwill toward men was the message of the heavenly host, why is the world still in turmoil? The next two weeks these questions will be explored. This message by Kenneth Grizzell is part one of the two-week series “What About Christmas?” The title of this sermon is “What Time is Christmas,” and the primary text…

Waiting

Waiting is hard. Most of us don’t like waiting. However, God’s people have always been a waiting people. How do we wait well on the Lord? In this sermon, Ryan Cole, Greenwood Park’s campus minister, preaches from Luke 2:22-38, reflects on the examples of waiting from Simeon and Anna, and discusses some ways we as followers of Jesus can wait well.

For Such A Time As This: The Book of Esther (Part 5)

We rarely know the significance of a moment. When a moment is missed, we often get a glimpse of a missed opportunity. When we dream we look to a moment still to come. Yet the only moment we must take responsibility is the one in front of us. Today, we will see the transforming, miraculous power of a moment seized by a young woman named Esther. Kenneth Grizzell