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. 

A Different Kind of Certainty

A sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 and Romans 8:38-39 [for an audio recording of this sermon, click here; photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash] I had an encounter with a colleague early in my professional career that has always stuck with me. The colleague was a generation older than me, and a recognized expert in her field. We were working on a project that involved a topic she knew inside out, a practice area that she had been engaged with since I was in grade school. I probably should have been intimidated. But I wasn’t. I was confident in what I brought to the table. So confident, in fact, that at one point she paused in our work to make an observation: “You’re very good at convincing people

The Light Burden of Love

[A sermon on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; and Romans 7:15-25a] [for an audio recording of this sermon, click here. photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash] “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest….”(Matthew 11:28). I will admit that I need that message this week. I am weary. I am weary in body, mind, and spirit. I could blame the physical demands of packing in preparation for my family’s move next week, or the strain of parenting 24/7 while also trying to work, but those tasks are not the primary source of my tiredness. Rather, I am feeling drained by the same pain of heart and spirit that I know many of you are carrying. We are nearly 4 months int

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