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You Gotta Serve Somebody
You Gotta Serve Somebody, Mark 10: 35-40 Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 10/21/18   This is my favorite Bob Dylan song. Join with me on the chorus: “You may be a State Trooper, you might be a young Turk. You may be the head of some big TV network. You may be rich or poor,...
Without Recognition
Without Recognition Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 10/14/18 By the time we get to chapter 17 of Luke’s Gospel, it has been a long time since the disciples dropped their fishing nets to follow Jesus.  They are no longer new converts fresh out of employee training.  After years of service, they have heard all the...
Judgmental Jesus
Judgmental Jesus Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/30/18   According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, there are six blocks of Christianity: Independents, Protestants, Marginals, Orthodox, Catholics and Anglicans.  Spanning 238 different countries in total, they compose over 33,000 different denominations. Likely, the first denomination began in the 9th chapter of Mark’s gospel.  The disciples are...
Growing Younger  Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/23/18 Ministry was not going well for the disciples.  With their efforts thwarted, their attempts frustrated, their labors futile, they no longer felt celebrated for their good deeds.  Without the pats on the back and their names in the paper, the disciples turned to infighting, jockeying for position...
Burned Out Savior
Burned Out Savior Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/9/18 Jesus Christ is not his first and last name.  Instead, affirming him as both Son of God and Son of Man simultaneously, he is a comingling of divinity and humanity.  But when it comes to Christology, or the study of Christ, the Church’s scholarship has focused...
Belonging to God
Belonging to God Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 8/8/18 Evangelism, for many, is a four-letter word.  Utter it in an elevator, at a casual dinner or on the street corner, and people will recoil emotionally, refuse to make eye contact and duck for cover.  Regrettably, it has a reputation for turning the Bible into a...
The Sinful Side of David
The Sinful Side of David Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 8/1/18 The biographers have been kind to David.  The musician who strummed his way into the hearts of his fellow Israelites one song at a time.  The winsome shepherd boy who slayed the Philistine giant, felling Goliath with a smooth stone and a rough refusal...
The Welcome Table
The Welcome Table Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs Jesus had already been out on preaching tour in Galilee.  Between pulpits, he turned Simon’s house into an infirmary and tussled with a strongman, stilled a raging storm and unchained a demoniac, stopped a hemorrhage and brought a little girl back from the dead.  The Disciples, back...
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