Sunday Sermons

Is Not This the Carpenter's Son? (Matthew 13:53-58)

Today’s scriptural passage reminds us that while God’s presence has indeed come near to us, we need to live with anticipation if we are to enjoy the fulness of God’s blessing upon our lives. It’s time for us to take responsibility for the atmosphere of our own lives. Let’s decide today that we will live out this new year with a spirit of anticipation. 

Gratitude with Anticipation

Today's sermon comes from our joint "Service of Thanksgiving" celebrated together with our friends at the First Congregational Church in downtown Oroville. Our gratitude is not just for that which has been, but is also a celebration of what is yet to come. The blessings of God that we now enjoy are just the appetizer for what God has in store for all of creation! 

Whose Likeness and Inscription is This? (Mark 12:13-17)

Tyrants and despots throughout the ages have delighted in putting their likeness and inscription on everything. These images and inscriptions were political propaganda—claims to power and legitimacy. Caesar may claim ownership of much in our world, his image and likeness appear on a myriad of things, but don’t be swayed by appearances! We have been called to bear the image and likenesses of another! Whose likeness and inscription does your life display today?