On Christmas Day, Pastor David preached on Philippians 2:1-11, a beautiful passage that shows the humility of Jesus. How can we learn to imitate him in this way?
Why do we light candles on Christmas Eve? Pastor David helps us ponder this question along with the mystery of Jesus’s birth in this reflection from our Christmas Eve service.
Lessons and Carols: Christmas Eve 2016
Do you have a relationship that is messy or is lacking peace? Then you have something in common with Joseph, husband of Mary. Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 1:18-25, the story of Joseph’s decision to stay with his pregnant fiancee.
Joseph: Peace in Relationships
What does a Hallmark Star Trek ornament have to do with the story of Jesus? And how do Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:21-38) point us to the universal work of God’s salvation? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon here.
Simeon and Anna: Peace in Community
How do we navigate life’s highs and lows, with obedience and praise, while taking on God’s life and mission? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Luke 1:57-66, which concludes the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
Zechariah: Peace in Self-Identity
Christmas is a season full of noise. What if we imitated Revelation 8:1, in which all of heaven stands silent before Jesus for half an hour? Listen to this message from Pastor David during our annual “Hanging of the Greens Celebration Service.”
Keeping Silence (Hanging of the Greens 2016)
“The Unsung Heroes of Christmas” are our focus in this Advent season. Pastor David begins this journey by telling the story of Elizabeth, a woman from whom God removes a major stigma. Listen to this sermon based on Luke 1:5-25.
Elizabeth: Peace in Self-Worth
Why did Jesus die on the cross? It might not be only for the reason that you think. Listen to Pastor David preach on Luke 23:33-43 on this “Christ the King” Sunday.
The King is Revealed
What do Veterans Day and Martin Luther King, Jr., have in common? How should Christians respond to war, division, and racism? Pastor David offers a brief reflection on these topics before Sunday morning worship at Mt. Haley.
Thoughts on Veterans Day
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what belongs to God. But what belongs to God? In this pre-Election-Day sermon on Luke 20:20-26, Pastor David urges us to be loyal to Jesus before all others.