Sermons at Abiding Peace

The ministry of Word and Sacrament is the center of our weekly gathering, and it is a work of the whole community. Together we proclaim the good news of how Christ has transformed and is transforming our lives through collective prayer, confession and absolution, reading of scripture, songs of worship, gathering at the Lord's table, and sending out for our work and ministry in the world. The proclamation of the Word through preaching is also a vital part of our worship and ministry. On this page, you can find links to past sermons in written form.

We encourage you to be with us in person, but we also know that sometimes that is not possible. We hope that these sermons can be a resource to you in your spiritual growth. 

Letting go of our temples

A sermon on Luke 21:5-19 (audio recording available here) I’m going to do things a little differently today. I’m going to preach a sermon in three parts. I’m going to start with a history lesson; and then ask a question; and then – I hope – find the gospel in today’s story. And hopefully I’ll do all that in about twelve minutes. So, let’s get going, shall we? Part 1: a history lesson There are two moments in history that we need to understand in reading this section of Luke’s gospel story. The first is the context in which Jesus and his followers are talking. In our reading, they are standing in the Temple in Jerusalem only a decade or two after its reconstruction has been completed. From t

All Blessings and All Woes for All Saints

A sermon on Luke 6:20-31 (an audio recording of this sermon is available here.) I have some questions that I want you to consider. You don’t have to raise your hand, just answer honestly in your own heart: Have you ever been in a situation of financial struggle? Maybe it looked like taking hand-me-down clothes instead of back-to-school shopping, or driving on bald tires because you couldn’t afford to replace them, or filling your gas tank with your credit card even though you knew you could only make the minimum payment when the bill came due. If so, hear Christ’s promise: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” Next question: have you ever had more than you need? Ha

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