Category: Sermons

Who Are You? The Great Quest

Read Matthew 5:6-12, Genesis 18:16-33 here Who knows who this is?  You may recognize him as the most interesting man in the world.  According to the TV commercials for the beverage he helped sell: He lives vicariously through himself. He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels. He is left-handed and ...

Who Are You? The Great Reality

Read Matthew 5:1-5 here [1] At a dinner for officers and their wives, the commanding general of a base delivered a seemingly endless speech. A young lieutenant grumbled to the woman sitting beside him, “What a pompous and unbearable old windbag that slob is!” The woman turned to him, her face red with rage. “Excuse me, ...

Who Are You? The Great Paradox [June 3, 2018]

This sermon was preached on Sunday, June 3, 2018 by Rev. Melissa Krabbe at UPC. Listen to the audio here: Read 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Isaiah 43:1-4 here. Who are you?  Most of us would probably answer that question by saying, “I am . . . Melissa Krabbe.”  Which would be totally confusing because we can’t ...

Choosing Now Over Later [May 20, 2018]

We do put things off.  We can come up with all kinds of reasons.  There’s always tomorrow, right?  Or is there?

Choosing Frontier Over Fortress [May 13, 2018]

Frontier vs. Fortress – These two words are about as different as night and day. The word Frontier brings to mind the wild west, covered wagons, cowboys, Daniel Boone, adventure. The word Fortress makes us think of castles and kingdoms, knights and princesses, dungeons and protection. These two words refer to two entirely different time periods ...

Choosing Boldness [May 6, 2018]

God doesn’t promise that things will go the way we want them to.  Our call is to keep on trusting God anyway, and to trust Him with our whole lives and our whole hearts.

Choosing Fun Over Drudgery [April 29, 2018]

The word fun is not in the Bible, except in the Message version, but the word joy appears hundreds of times.  The Bible is a joyful book. Christianity is an exuberant and happy faith.