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The Starting Line: Sermon for Easter Sunday, 2014

You can listen here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-20T18_05_17-07_00 Or read below: Matthew 28:1-10 28:1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 28:2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the […]


Between Sundays: A sermon for Palm Sunday, and beyond.

Matthew 21:1-11 21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 21:3 If […]


Shaking Up the Living in the Valley of the Dead: Sermon for April 6, 2014

Read below, or listen here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-06T16_00_44-07_00 Ezekiel 37:1-14 37:1 The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 37:2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in […]

David Anointed by Samuel, from a synagogue in Syria, 15th Century. (This image is in the public domain.)

What God Sees, and What We Miss: Sermon for March 30, 2014

Listen to an audio version here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-30T16_09_33-07_00 1 Samuel 16:1-13 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king […]


Nicodemus and the Questions that Keep Us Up at Night: Sermon for March 16, 2014

We have all had questions that have kept us up at night. Nicodemus, a man who came to talk to Jesus in the middle of the night, was no exception. He wondered about who Jesus was, and what faith meant, just like we do. In a way, Nicodemus’ story is a lot like our own. […]


Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Sermon for March 9, 2014

We all wrestle with temptation. Even Jesus was no exception. As we begin our forty days of Lent, we remember the forty days Jesus was in the wilderness, fasting and being tempted. In Lent we make a choice between the things that fill us up or make us happy for a little while, or that […]

Safety cards handed out in the aftermath of the Otherside Bombing in 1997.

Turn the Other Cheek?: Jesus on the space between passivity and “stand your ground” – Sermon for February 23, 2014

A recording of this sermon may be found here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-23T17_09_02-08_00 Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48 If you have ever gotten into a discussion or a debate about religion, you probably know what it’s like to have a bunch of soundbites from the Bible thrown at you. I’m always interested in how people who mostly seem uninterested in church […]

Hurricane Irene, August of 2010

Where Was God?: Sermon for February 9, 2014

  Where is God when bad things happen? Why does God allow human suffering? And what does God do in the aftermath? Continuing on in our sermon series based on questions from the congregation, this sermon was inspired by the questions of a number of people in the congregation. http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-13T17_31_32-08_00


Come and See: Sermon for January 19, 2014

Jesus often told his disciples to “Come and See”. Christ invites us to join him on the journey, and to participate in visioning the future. In faith, and in life in general, this can make all the difference. We do great things not by letting our uncertainty hold us back, but by going and seeing, […]


Keeping Christmas: Sermon for December 28, 2013

It might be a few days past December 25th, but that doesn’t mean that Christmas is over. Come and hear why Christmas is a season, and why that season matters for the Christian life. Scripture: Hebrews 2:10-18 Listen here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-01-21T11_49_35-08_00