When Life's Unfair (February 17th, 2019)

Life is often unfair. There is no way around this sometimes-painful truth. How can we make sense of a loving God and an unfair world? How can we respond faithfully when we get a lousy deal from life? What will we do when it’s other people who get hit with life’s unfairness? In this sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 and Luke 6:17-26, you will discover an even deeper, and better, unfairness in the universe: the extravagantly unfair goodness of God’s grace.

Love: The Most Excellent Way (February 3rd, 2019)

On Super Bowl Sunday, we collected canned soup for the Milford Community Food Pantry for “Souper Bowl Sunday." Pastor Paige takes the idea of Super Bowl commercials and points out how the best commercials move us from an expectation about what is about to happen, to a different reality of what actually does happen. That’s the dynamic Jesus found himself facing in Luke 4:21-30 when he preached in his hometown of Nazareth. It didn’t end well, but Jesus escaped to take the message of God’s Kingdom to others. Through the Gospel story, we learn our mission as followers of Jesus. And through today’s reading from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, we find out how we are powered by God’s love as we live out that mission in our daily lives.

Layers of Mystery (January 20th, 2019)

What does it mean to be baptized? On this Festival of the Baptism of Our Lord (delayed thanks to last Sunday’s snow closing!), Pastor Eric dives into Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 to explore the mystery of what it means to be claimed as a child of God in the waters of baptism. Far from being an assurance of an easy life, it is a call to live in the never-ending goodness of God given to us in Jesus.