Sermons

Our pastor, to paraphrase the theological Karl Barth, crafts his sermons with scripture open in one tab and current events open in several others. He preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and asks us to think about how Christ is calling us today. On this page, you can find recordings of sermons and worship services; and, if you go back far enough, you can even find manuscripts of Pastor Chris’s sermons.

Love

Sometimes love is easy and safe; that love is good. Sometimes love is risky and vulnerable; that love is strong. Sometimes love is reckless and dangerous; that love is holy. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Love dangerously.

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Celebration of the Life of Ellis Barber

Worship Video

Faith

Our faith is in a God who feeds ravens (even though they do not work) and clothes lilies (even though they do not spin) and invites us into a reign of love (even though we did not earn it). Our faith is in a God who declares that there is enough and more than enough. So do not worry! Have faith and live!

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Home

God’s reign of love is not waiting for us after we die, or following a rapture, or at the end of the world. God’s reign of love is right here and right now. God’s reign of love is in us and around us and among us. The only thing keeping us away from new and abundant life—the only thing keeping us under the powers of sin and death—is us.

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Stepping Into Life

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and defeats the powers of sin and death and everything that makes life less. Even after we betray him, and crucify him, and bury him, he gets up and invites us to be his people. Life is here! Love is here! Resurrection is here! Spread the good news!

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Good Friday 2024

This is our Good Friday service for 2024.

Worship Video

Maundy Thursday 2024

Our worship service for Maundy Thursday 2024.

Worship Video

The Peaceful Revolutionary

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and starts a revolution of love. The world as it is fears that. The powers of sin and death and everything that makes life less fear that. And, sometimes, we fear that. But the revolution of love is the a revolution of extravagant, abundant, outlandish, reckless life. It is, in other words, a resurrection.

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Following the Savior

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and calls us to follow him: to drink from his cup, to be baptized with his baptism, to serve as he serves. The Christ who we imagine as a conquerer is easy. The Christ who we imagine as a mascot is simple. The Christ who calls us to follow him is hard. But it is that Christ who leads to life.

Sermon Video
Worship Video

The True Vine

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and commands us to abide in love. We are planted in love. We are watered by love. We are rooted in love. And because we abide in love, we bear the fruit of love. That is how people know that we are Christians: by our extravagant, abundant, outlandish, reckless love.

Sermon Video
Worship Video

Sign up for our newsletter!

We worship together every Sunday morning at 9:30. Please use the form below to let us know to expect you!

Use this form to request prayer. We will include your request in our prayers of the people during worship, and include the name of the person we are praying for in our weekly email newsletter. 

(We do, however, reserve the right to ignore inappropriate requests.)