"That Church"

Sermon Archive (Page 3)

ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPrint this page

The Last Week: Manic Monday

Scripture: Mark 11: 12 – 21 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 5, 2017 During my teenage years, I played a lot of tennis.  At sixteen, I prepared for a major tennis tournament in which I had it into the finals.  I practiced several hours a day; I ran miles and jump-roped – I did…

Just Another Everyday Transfiguration

Scripture: Matthew 17:1-9 Loring Fiske-Phillips February 26, 2017 An old man was sitting on a park bench, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather when along came another old man who sat on the bench across from him. Their eyes met briefly, they nodded at one another, but neither said anything. They just sat there, staring…

Kin(g)dom Living: Jesus, the Party Animal

Sacred Writings: Matthew 22: 1- 14; Sutta Nipata 1.18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV DMIN February 12, 2017 As I was recovering from surgery last month, I reflected on a story that the late great Dr. Fred Craddock once told. I went to see a lady in our church who was facing surgery.  I went to see…

Kin(g)dom Living: The Extravagant Sower

Scripture: Matthew 13: 1- 9, 18 – 23 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 5, 2017 A farmer sows seed with wild abandon.  (Sprinkle seed.) As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path.  (Put lit candle on sand.)  Some fell on rocks.  (Put lit candle on rocks.)  Other seed fell among thorns.…

Kin(g)dom Living: Jesus for President

Scripture: Matthew 25: 34 – 40 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 29, 2017 There’s a story about a brand new Senior Minister who was going to preach in his new church for the first time.   The Senior Minister arrived at the church 30 minutes before the congregants came.  He dressed as a “homeless” person. Only…

Further Thoughts On Showing Up From A Couple of Jailbirds

Scripture: Philemon 1-25 …and portions from MLK, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” January 15, 2017 Bill Maury-Holmes Congratulations, you did it!  You just successfully heard read an entire book of the Bible, barely two weeks into the New Year!  The snarky part of me wants to note that you’ve just reckoned with one more book of…

What Happens When God Doesn’t Show Up?

The First Sunday After Epiphany January 8, 2017 Redlands RUCC ‘What Happens When God Doesn’t Show Up?’ This morning is the First Sunday after Epiphany.  Epiphany  comes from a Greek word that means ‘appearing’ or ‘revealing’. That may be where Jill got the idea for last week’s sermon in which the constant refrain was over…

A Song in the Air: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Scripture: Luke 4:18-19 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 1, 2017 Happy New Year!  So, are you excited about this new year? Are you looking forward to 2017 with immense hope?  Do you believe this new year is filled with wonderful possibilities and amazing blessings?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you…