Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Love Your Neighbor

Jesus said the two-fold greatest commandment is to Love God and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. Paul, writing before the Gospel traditions were written down, summarized this command with just Love Your Neighbor. First John helps us understand why: we can’t love God if we hate human beings made in God’s image. Paul also shows…

From Volk to Spoke

In this sermon, Pastor T. C. kicks off a new teaching series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Kingdom allegiance. In this election season, polarization and partisanship aren’t the primary problem—injustice is. What we can learn from the Scriptures, the life of Jesus, the of the early church, and the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is resistance to…

Water for the Journey

In this sermon, Pastor T. C. caps off the “Loyal-love” series with a message from the Old Testament lectionary reading: Exodus 17.1-6. This is the story of God providing Israel water from a rock while they traveled in the wilderness. Right now many of us feel like we’re also wandering in a desert place. But…

When God Seems Too Good

In this sermon, Emily Morrison reflects on two passages from this week’s lectionary readings: Matthew 20 (the parable of the vineyard workers) and John 4. In both, we see how the lavish Loyal-love and graciousness of God can seem a little too good at times. How do we respond when we feel this way? Emily…

The God Who Takes Sides

As we continue in our series, Loyal-love: Exploring God’s Character and Mighty Deeds, we reach the Passover narrative. While we rightfully celebrate the liberation of the Israelites in the this story, we are less prone to celebrate God’s judgment upon the unjust Egyptian policy of slavery and Pharaoh himself. Why is that? God’s Loyal-love compels…