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Sermon archive

See below for sermons delivered at RUCC. If you’d like to see videos please return to the home page and scroll down, or visit us at youtube.com/RedlandsUCC.

“Ministry on the Margins”

John 4: 4 – 19 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – As a faith community who cares deeply about issues of social justice, we often go to the margins of society to make a difference. Perhaps it is time for us to go to the margins to become different. Maybe we need to stop trying to reach the disenfranchise and instead be reached by…

“The Great Digital Commission”

Matthew 28: 16 – 20 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Jesus’s final words to the disciples were “Go and make disciples of all nations.” It is called “The Great Commission.” The “great commission” must have seemed ludicrous to the tiny band of disciples. Why did the disciples not flee at the enormity of the mission? Perhaps the reason they did…

“The Gift of Doubt”

Matthew 5: 38 – 47 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Can doubt be a gift in the spiritual life? Absolutely. Doubt can move us forward and open the door to discovery. In the words of Frederick Buechner, “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” Spirituality flourishes not in certainty, but in the questions. 

“Blessed by the Animals”

1 Corinthians 12: 12 -22 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes, “As it is there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you,’ nor can the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you’” (1 Corinthians 12: 20-21).  Likewise, the human cannot say to…

“I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…”

John 15: 9 – 17  – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – This Sunday we will embody the sermon series. For the past five weeks, we’ve explored the questions:  Where are you from?  Where does it hurt?  What are you learning?  What do you need?  Where do we go from here?  Now, we will engage with one another in intentional and guided conversation as…

“I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…What are you Learning?”

Scripture: Matthew 15: 21 – 28  Matthew 15: 21 – 28 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – On this Sunday in which we bless backpacks, we will explore the question, “What are you learning?” The question demands more from us than simply learning reading, writing, and arithmetic. We are invited to learn from the marginalized, the outcast, the invisible of our day.…