An Unfinished Easter

Steve DeNeff - Mark 16:1-8; 2 Corinthians 4:7-16. In Mark's gospel, Easter is unfinished. Jesus is risen in the negative space. Power is subtle, hope ...View Details

The Night Before Easter

Steve DeNeff - Matthew 27:57 - 28:1. What is the meaning of Easter? How do we live into that meaning every moment of our lives? Rather than think of E...View Details

Steve DeNeff -  Matthew 21:1-17. From Palm Sunday (“Behold your king comes to you…”) to Good Friday (“Hail, king of the Jews…”) the last week of Jesus...View Details

Shepherding Reflections

Alex  Mandura -  Psalm 23, John 15:9-14, 21:15-17. Shepherding is not just an activity we pick up when we want. Rather, it is a discipline we grow in,...View Details

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 41:8-14; Matthew 14:22-33. What is the gospel to the oppressed; to those in despair, about to drown? Lately, it seems we are inu...View Details

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 46:3-7, 12-13; Mark 10:17-31. The story of the rich young ruler is often used to denounce the accumulation of wealth, which it d...View Details

Believing the Gospel

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 35:3-6, 9b-10; Mark 9:14-27. Jesus said, “repent and believe the gospel” and, as Christians, we like to think that we already be...View Details

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 52:7-10, Mark 1:1-5, 14-15. The Kingdom advances at the speed of our announcing it. It’s time for the Church to believe the gosp...View Details

A Tale of Two Sons

Leanne Ketcham - Luke 9:28-43. Luke 9:28-43 tells of two sons. One is deeply suffering and is brought by his father to Jesus for healing. Another has ...View Details

Chris Bounds - John 14:15-26. Four times in this passage Jesus says that if we love him, we will keep his commands. This sermon with explore (1) why k...View Details

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 42:1-4; Matthew 12:1-18. When the prophet said, “justice is driven back and righteousness stands at a distance” (Is. 59:14), he ...View Details

Kingdom Communities

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 44:1-5; Matthew 16:13-19. The kingdom of God comes one gathering at a time, when citizens live together with God and for the wor...View Details

Kingdom of Priests

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 61:1-7; Matt. 9:35-38; 10:1, 5-8. God’s vision for a new society involves a “kingdom of priests,” which is odd because priests b...View Details

The Oath of Allegiance

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 32:1-8, 15-18; Luke 6:27-38. Citizenship involves an oath of allegiance to, not just the principles, but to the people.  How do ...View Details

Pathway to Citizenship

Steve DeNeff - Isaiah 35:3-10; Matthew 5:1-10. When hearing about the kingdom, we want to make it happen but first, we must enter it ourselves. We can...View Details

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