November 5, 2023. Sermon Title: Suffering for Doing Right

First Mennonite Church November 5, 2023 Suffering for Doing Right Text: 1 Peter 3:8-22 In the section before our passage for today, Peter addresses the appropriateness of Christian relationships with the larger society and household relationships within the context and times of his readers. He pleads with slaves to obey their masters, something we are … [Read more…]

October 8, 2023. Sermon Title: Communion: A Remembrance to Imitate

First Mennonite Church October 8, 2023 Communion: A Remembrance to Imitate Text: Luke 22:14-23 Today, we are celebrating Communion. This Christian ritual is grounded on the meal Jesus ate with his disciples, just some hours prior to his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. We do not know if Jesus had celebrated the two previous Passover meals … [Read more…]

September 24, 2023. Sermon Title: A Reconciled and Reconciling People

September 24, 2023 A Reconciled and Reconciling People Text: 2Corinthians 5:1-21 This week, I was speaking with a friend. His job does not demand much physical activity. It is more “brain work,” per se. Recently, he found out that his shoulders needed strengthening. So, he is taking physical therapy to recover his thorough physical well-being. … [Read more…]

September 10, 2023. Sermon Title: Displaying Christ’s Surpassing Splendor

First Mennonite Church September 10, 2023 Displaying Christ’s Surpassing Splendor Text: 2Corinthians 3:1-18 In order to understand Paul’s words in this letter, it will be helpful to see the background story of his argument. Early in the exodus journey, in fact, on the third month after the Israelites left Egypt, God summoned Moses to go … [Read more…]