Sermon – July 9, 2017

Set Free Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “There is, therefore, now no longer any condemnation for those who are in Christ, Jesus. For, you see, the law of the Spirit— the Spirit of life in Christ, Jesus—…

Sermon – July 2, 2017

Rewards? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “But the truth is whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these lowly ones just for being a disciple will not lack a reward.” — Matthew…

Sermon – June 25, 2017

The Unexamined Life by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “You who have found your own life will lose it; you who lose your own life for my sake will find it.” — Matthew 10:39. Many of you know…

Sermon – June 18, 2017

The Journey Called Salvation by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Then Moses went up to God; and Yahweh— God— called out from the mountain and said, “This is what you shall say to the house of Jacob, what…

Sermon – May 28, 2017

It’s Complicated Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as the sisters and brothers of Jesus.” — Acts 1:14….

Sermon – May 14, 2017

God Among Us Now by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. As you know, earlier we had a celebration of Baptism. Baptism is a sacrament, a sacrament being an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. But…

Sermon – May 7, 2017

They Did Not Understand by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Jesus used this figure of speech, this metaphor with the disciples. But they did not grasp, they did not understand what Jesus was trying to say to them.”…

Sermon – April 30, 2017

Explaining Scripture by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while Jesus was talking to us on the road, explaining the Scripture to us?’” — Luke 24:32. In…

Sermon – April 23, 2017

Abba, God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Blessed be Abba, God of our Savior, Jesus, the Christ, who with great mercy gave us a new birth: a birth into a living hope which draws its life…

Sermon – April 16, 2017

Fear and Trembling by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “…Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell the disciples to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’” — Matthew 28:10 A vibrant early…

Sermon – April 2, 2017

The Spirit Bids Us by Rev.  Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “‘…I will put my Spirit within you, and you will live, you will return to life and I will settle you back on your own land; then you…

Sermon – March 26, 201`7

God Sight by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon online.   “The answer came: ‘The one they call Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and told me to go to Siloam and wash. When I went and washed I…

Sermon – March 19, 2017

Saved by the Life of…. Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “So, if we are reconciled to God through the death of Christ while we were still powerless, how much more certain it is that we who have…

Sermon – March 12, 2017

Vision by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Suddenly the disciples saw Moses and Elijah appear, talking with Jesus.” — Matthew 17:3. Bangor Seminary was known for training pastors because the school sent many students to small rural churches…

Sermon – March 5, 2017

Broken? by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “To sum this up, then: just as a single trespass, a single offense, brought condemnation to all, a single righteous act brought to all acquittal and, therefore, brought to all life.”…

Sermon – February 26, 2017

Kabod by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Then the Glory of God came to dwell, settled on Mount Sinai. The cloud covered the mountain for six days; on the seventh day God called to Moses out of…

Sermon – February 19, 2017

The Bad and the Good, the Just and the Unjust Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “For God makes the sun rise on the bad and on the good alike— God makes the sun rise on those who…

Sermon – February 5, 2017

Your Light   by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Is not this the fast I choose, / the fast that pleases me: / that the bonds of injustice / be removed, / undo the thongs, / the rope…

Sermon – January 29, 2017

Good by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Listen, O mortal: / God has made abundantly clear / what “good” is; / what does Yahweh require from you / but to simply do justice, / to love covenant…

Sermon – January 15, 2017

Small by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, together with our brother Sosthenes, to the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who…

Sermon – January 8, 2017

The Forgotten Person Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Peter was still speaking and had not yet finished these words when the Holy Spirit was upon all who were listening to the message Peter was sharing.” — Acts…

Sermon – Christmas Eve, 2016

The Light by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The people who walked in darkness / have seen a great light; / upon those who lived in a land of deep shadows— / on them light is shining.” —…

Sermon – December 11, 2016

The Messiah Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “John was in prison and heard about the works the Messiah was performing. At that point the Baptizer sent word through a disciple to ask the Rabbi, ‘Are you the one…

Sermon – December 4, 2016

Hearts and Minds Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Change your hearts and minds, for the dominion of heaven has come near. The dominion of heaven is about to break in on you.” — Matthew 3:2. At the time…