The Rev. Jasmine Smothers says there will be days when our faith by itself is simply not enough. God created us to need the saints, so our faith is incomplete without the faith of others.
In her sermon on Psalm 10, the Rev. Dr. Lisa Goods calls us to have hope in the midst of our tears, because God does see, and God has given us the power to make a difference through our voices.
In his sermon on Jesus parable in Luke 12, Ben Stewart says we are both physically and spiritually part of the good earth, made from good soil, fertile ground, and created to participate in the generosity of the earth rather than to fight against it, to share in it rather than trying to contain and hoard it.
Travis Norvell proposes that the only way we can know what to ask for, search for, and which door to knock on is by getting out of our cars and churches and onto the streets and neighborhoods.
Cynthia Kittredge says that by Jesus' death and his resurrection to life, God has overcome all the forces that divide and dominate, giving us the freedom and power to serve.
Why did the Samaritan cross the road? Brian Coulter says the lawyer answers: to show mercy. Jesus answers: Go and do likewise. What's your answer today?
In light of Jesus' sending of the 70 to preach the kingdom, Leigh Spruill says the most patriotic thing we could do right now is to live into our Lord's calling as those who are appointed and sent to be agents of his love, grace, truth, justice, and peace.
Dr. Leigh Spruill says the first step to being all-in is to focus our gaze on the One who really was all-in for our sakes, to enter into contemplation of Jesus whose steps always go before us and never turn back.
In her sermon on Peninnah, Hannah, and Elkahan, Dr. Wil Gafney says God has always been Emmanuel, God with us, through fire and flood, through exodus and exile, through slavery and liberation, through war and peace, through want and plenty, in sickness and health, in and out of love.
The Rev. Jamar Boyd II says a hope that sees the image of God in us all embodies and exudes divine love for humanity, encouraging us to embark on the journey full of hope, unbridled, despite suffering.
The Rev. Joe Evans says on Pentecost, the Spirit gave the disciples the words - words that the world could understand, which is absolutely a miracle that our society needs today. What Pentecost reminds us of is that real communication requires love.
In the midst your graduation celebration, the Rev. Joe Evans says, give thanks to God and don't be afraid. Keep walking. And remember always who you are--you are God's own with a new chapter just beginning.
Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles says the world invites us to achieve peace by checking out. Jesus invites us to receive peace by checking in--that's where peace lies, within. Jesus, God, the Spirit--the source of all true peace--is within us, right now.
Kristin Adkins Whitesides says that from the very beginning, God has believed in the church more than we have believed in ourselves. So God has constantly been challenging us to dream bigger, to imagine a world ruled not by the rule of law but by the law of love.
Ashley Wilcox says the story of Tabitha shows us that it is important to take time to grieve the people we have lost, to remember their stories. And God meets us there. God meets us in our grief and our struggle and our joy.
Dr. Michael Chan says Ananias was called by Jesus to offer the light of God's love to a person set on extinguishing it. But that's what Jesus does--he draws us out of ourselves, out of our fear, and into the world for the sake of the gospel and the neighbor.
Bill Murray says Easter is an ongoing action of Jesus in the world to make all things new. And, as Thomas shows us, you didn't have to be there to be part of this story.
In his sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Greg Jones asks, what would it take for us to rediscover Christianity's surprise? To feel a renewed sense that the world has meaning and that the future is bright? It would require us to believe that the Resurrection is real today.
In his Palm Sunday sermon, Dr. Dock Hollingsworth says Jesus doesn't enter Jerusalem on a war stallion, but on a colt. His new kingdom is alive in the hears of people who search for Christ's peace first within their own souls, so that they may be agents of that peace in the world.