Time After Pentecost Sermons (2008)

 

Date: November 2, 2008 Liturgical Day: All Saints Sunday Sermon Title: Now

Summary: In this sermon, part 5 of his "ASPEN" stewardship sermon series (anxiety, sacrifice, peace, enthusiasm, now), Pastor Dave encourages us to follow the first century Macedonians, and give now (not delaying, like the first century Corinthians).

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Date: October 26, 2008 Liturgical Day: Reformation Sunday Sermon Title: Enthusiasm

Summary:  In this sermon, part 4 of his "ASPEN" stewardship sermon series (anxiety, sacrifice, peace, enthusiasm, now), Pastor Dave encourages us to give the way Martin Luther believed: joyfully, gratefully, lovingly, boldly and enthusiastically.

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Service: Date: October 19, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: Peace

Summary: In this sermon, part 3 of his "ASPEN" stewardship sermon series (anxiety, sacrifice, peace, enthusiasm, now), Pastor Dave encourages us to realize that financial generosity can actually help us to be at peace about our finances -- and this is one aspect of how our faith puts us at peace with God, ourselves, and one another.

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Date: October 12, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: Sacrifice

Summary:  In this sermon, part 2 of his "ASPEN" stewardship sermon series (anxiety, sacrifice, peace, enthusiasm, now), Pastor Dave speaks of what it means to give "sacrificially," and encourages us to discover how we can make that part of our own personal response to God.

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Date: October 5, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 21st Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: Anxiety

Summary:  In this sermon, part 1 of his "ASPEN" stewardship sermon series (anxiety, sacrifice, peace, enthusiasm, now), Pastor Dave talks about the anxiety that some of us feel, when we are asked about our giving to Christian ministry. He encourages us to think about tithing as a way to escape that anxiety.

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Date: September 14, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 18th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: Transforming Grace

Summary:  In this sermon Pastor Dave speaks of how God's amazing grace is intended to transform our hearts, and cause us to be as extravagant in granting forgiveness to one another as God has been in forgiving us.

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Date: August 24, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 15th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: To Forgive, or Not To Forgive, That Is...

Summary:  In this sermon Pastor Dave reflects on why Jesus commissions St. Peter (and, by implication, the whole church) to both forgive and not to forgive.

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Date: June 15, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 5th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: I Am Sending You Out

Summary: In this sermon Pastor Dave reflects on the belief that we are all called by God -- called to play a role in extending the gift of salvation to the whole world. On this Fathers' Day, we are aware that fathers are called by God to nurture faith within their families.

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Date: June 8, 2008 Liturgical Day: The 4th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Title: Steadfast Love and the Knowledge of God

Summary: In this sermon Pastor Dave considers the difference between being a "religious person" and being a "person of faith." God does not call us to perform religious ceremonies -- God calls us to be merciful, caring for those who meant so much to Jesus.

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