"That Church"

Sermons by Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN

“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…

“Be you!”

John 11: 38- 44 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – In the raising of Lazarus, Jesus days to the disciples, “Unbind him and set him free.” As disciples of Christ, our extraordinary calling is to unbind people and set them free. But we cannot fulfill that calling if we are still in a tomb. The Divine is calling you back to…

“Be Bright”

Matthew 5: 13 – 16 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” We’ve witnessed many shining stars these past two weeks in the Olympics.  One Olympian, however, taught us about an inner light that shines beyond the Gold. When we are true to ourselves, the whole world wins! Be brave. Be bright. Be…

“Be Brave. Be Bright. Be You.”

Mark 5: 24b – 34 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Society creates boxes that limit us, constrict us, control us, and disempower us. For example, how much of who you’ve become is inherent and how much was inherited? Which of your beliefs are of your own creation and which were programmed into you? The moment we have the courage to…

“Stormy Seas”

Mark 4: 35 – 41 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – After returning from a stormy adventure on a houseboat on Lake Mohave, I find myself in awe of this Sunday’s scripture passage. The disciples are terrified. On the Sea of Galilee, the waves are crashing, the wind is whipping, and the disciples are bailing water out of their little fishing boat. The…

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”

2 Timothy 4:7 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – On the Fourth of July, we generally celebrate our Founding Fathers: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, to name a few. This Fourth of July, however, I invite us to honor those from the margins who are not generally associated with this holiday, but who played major roles in helping…