Risking Betrayal
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Luke 22:14-27
John 13:1-16
When we allow people to get close to us (emotionally), we open ourselves to betrayal. That is the risk of love. It is our calling. – Go to this sermon’s page

Risking Temptation
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Mark 14:32-50
Jesus could have run away. He could have said, "No," to God. He could have resorted to violence. There are a lot of things he could have done, a lot of options that tempted him (probably), that he didn't do. He held true to his calling and identity -- but to do so, he had to risk those temptations. – Go to this sermon’s page

Risking Rejection
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 15, 2020
Mark 14:3-9
John 12:1-8
The woman who anointed Jesus risked rejection by entering into the dining room; Jesus risked rejection by allowing her to anoint him. Offering love and accepting love can get us rejected by others. – Go to this sermon’s page

Risking Righteous Anger
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, March 08, 2020
Mark 11:15-19
Isaiah 56:6-7
Showing our righteaous anger is a risk, but we risk much more by not acting on that anger. – Go to this sermon’s page

Risking Reputation
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 01, 2020
Matthew 21:1-11
By not delivering what was expected of him (by being the Messiah of peace), Jesus risked a loss of his reputation (and his following) – Go to this sermon’s page

How Jews Read Their Scriptures
Rabbi Avi Schulman – Sunday, February 23, 2020
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Amos 5:21-24
Rabbi Avi preaches to us about how Jews read their scriptures.  – Go to this sermon’s page

How Christians Read Their Scriptures
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Friday, February 21, 2020
Exodus 21:1-11
The Jesus/Love Hermeneutic. We should adopt Jesus' biases as we read scripture. – Go to this sermon’s page

No, the Bible Doesn't Say That
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, February 16, 2020
2 Peter 3:14-18
John 20:30-31
When we get rid of some of our assumptions about the Bible, we can read it faithfully, spiritually, and critically. – Go to this sermon’s page

By What Authority?
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 09, 2020
Mark 11:27-33
Ephesians 5:22-28
We all have a hermeneutic; it's important to be conscious of it. – Go to this sermon’s page

Keeping the Covenant Alive
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 02, 2020
John 17:20-24
Ruth 1:1-18
Pastor Jeff explores what we need to do next to keep the ONA covenant alive. – Go to this sermon’s page

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

We try to get manuscripts, audio, and video of sermons preached at Niles Discovery Church up on the website as quickly as possible. Not all formats are available all the time, and videos generally aren’t posted until Monday or Tuesday evenings. We thank you for your patience.

If you would like to leave a comment on one of Pastor Jeff's sermons, you can do so on his personal blog.
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.