Sermon – November 12, 2017

Other gods by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon.   “Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should abandon Yahweh to serve other gods.’” — Joshua 24:16. If you know anything about preachers in the 1800s you know a sermon an hour and a…

Sermon – November 5, 2017

The Crowds and the Disciples by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a copy of this sermon in .pdf format.   “Jesus saw the crowds and went up the mountain. After Jesus sat down there, the disciples gathered around and Jesus began to teach them…” — Matthew 5:1-2. One of two thoughts for meditation…

Sermon – October 29, 2017

500 by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon.   “Do not be corrupt in administering justice; do not render an unjust judgment; do not show partiality to the poor or defer to the great; do not give honor to the great. Judge your neighbor with justice. Judge your…

Sermon – October 22, 2017

Say One for Me by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you, remember you, in our prayers, constantly. We call to mind before our God and Creator…

Sermon – October 15, 2017

Advantages by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Finally, my beloved, my sisters and brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that is honorable, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, all…

Sermon – October 8, 2017

I Did Everything Right by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “I was above reproach when it came to justice based on the Law— blameless.” — Philippians 3:6b. I’m afraid need to start my comments today with something…

Sermon – October 1, 2017

Right Relationship by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “When John came to you walking on the road of righteousness— a right relationship with God— and justice, you did not believe, but tax collectors and prostitutes did.” — Matthew…

Sermon – September 24, 2017

Bread/ Love by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “I have heard the complaining of the people of Israel; say to them, ‘At twilight, in the evening, you will eat meat and in the morning you will have your…

Sermon – September 17, 2017

Meat and Potatoes by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “We do not live for ourselves, nor do we die for ourselves. While we live, we live for Christ, Jesus, and when we die, we die for Christ, Jesus….

Sermon – September 10, 2017

Pesach by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “This is how you are to eat the animal: your loins girded, your belt buckled, your sandals on your feet, and a staff in your hand; you shall eat it…

Sermon – September 3, 2017

  Genuine by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Let love be genuine; your love must be sincere; hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Love one another with mutual affection, the affection of brothers and sisters;…

Sermon – August 27, 2017

Cultural Agendas by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “…do not conform yourselves to this age or to this world. Rather, be transformed by the renewal of your minds, so that you may discern, that you may judge what…

Sermon – 8/20/17

Working with God by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Thus says Yahweh, God: / Maintain justice; do what is right, / for soon my salvation will come, / and my deliverance be revealed.” — Isaiah 56:1. I have…

Sermon – August 13, 2017

Yahweh, God, Omnipotent [1] by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Elijah replied, ‘I have been very zealous for Yahweh, God, Omnipotent.’” — 1 Kings 19:10a. There is a test one can take— some call it a psychological…

Sermon – July 30, 2017

The Certainty of Love Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “For I am certain, I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor rulers, neither things present nor things future, neither heights nor depths— neither powers nor…

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…