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…

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…