Jesus, Violence, and Power
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 19, 2017
 
Matthew 16:13-28
Isaiah 42:1-9
 
Jesus' offers a third way for us to follow to confront the principalities and powers that oppress. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Jesus and Hell
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
Jonah 4:1-11
Luke 16:19-31
 
If we dismiss the three-tiered cosmology, what do we make of Hell? Perhaps we get a hint from the story of Jonah. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Jesus and the Multitudes
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 05, 2017
 
Luke 18:35-19:9
Luke 18:15-30
 
Jesus always stands with the multitudes - the hoi polloi, the marginalized, the scapegoated, shunned, ignored, and forgotten. He stands with those without economic and political power. His disciples belong there, too. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Jesus the Teacher
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 29, 2017
 
Mark 4:1-34
divide up primary reading
 
One way to understand who Jesus was is as a teacher. His was skilled at using parables and his primary focus was teaching about "the kingdom of God." – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Significant and Wonderful
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 22, 2017
 
Mark 1:21-28
John 2:1-12
 
What do we (with modern and post-modern sensibilities) make of the miracles of Jesus? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Join the Adventure
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 15, 2017
 
Luke 5:1-11
Luke 4:1-30
 
When we get our priorities lined up with Jesus, we'll want to join the adventure. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Jesus' Coming of Age
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 08, 2017
 
Luke 2:39-3:14, 3:21-22
divide up primary
 
Luke concludes his Gospel overture with Jesus lost for three days while he questions authority. John the baptizer transforms a Jewish ritual into a gateway to a new way of living. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Resolutions
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 01, 2017
 
Revelation 21:1-6a
Psalm 8
 
An invitation to embrace the newness of life God offers that is embodied in a new year. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Carols and their Stories
Pastor Jeff and Pastor Brenda – Sunday, December 25, 2016
 

 
Pastor Jeff and Pastor Brenda will share the stories behind some beloved Christmas carols. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Light Has Come
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Saturday, December 24, 2016
 
selections from John 1
 
What came into the world in Jesus was life, a gift of grace for all who will accept it. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
Our Pastors
Rev. Jeff Spencer
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
Brenda Lorman, Associate Pastor
Brenda Loreman
 

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Learn more about Progressive Christianity! Go to our Progressive Christianity Series page for links to eight sermons that discuss the various aspects of this exciting aspect of worship.