God: The Promise Attach-er

Bible Text: Matthew 5:1-12 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Sermon for All Saints’ Day 2021

Where is Jesus When the World Ends

Bible Text: Matthew 25 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | The Scriptures and hymns all talk about the end of the world these days in church. Where is Jesus when we come to the end? Where can we find him? What are his attitudes and actions?

Relentless Wrath

Bible Text: Zephaniah 1:7-16, Matthew 25:14-30 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Sometimes we come across Bible passages which seem so harsh and full of anger and condemnation from God. It is important to know how to listen and what God is telling us.

A Hard Working God and a Big Surprise

Bible Text: Matthew 21: 33-46 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | The parable of the Vineyard is filled images of wrath and punishment…til the surprise ending changes everything.

Two Sons, Tax Collectors & Prostitutes

Bible Text: Matthew 21:28-32 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Series: Church Sermons | Who goes into heaven? Disobedient sons? Prostitutes? You? Jesus gives us answers.

That’s No Way to Run a Business!

Bible Text: Matthew 20:1-16 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | God does not treat us “fairly” or do what’s right toward us. If he did we would all be lost.

How Can You Forgive Others?

Bible Text: Matthew 18:21-35 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Forgiveness: a reception of what God gives to us and our giving to others. One dying sinner sharing life with another dying sinner.

Is More Better?

Bible Text: Matthew 18: 1-20 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Is the stronger one always the better one? How is a small child a picture of a Christian?

What do the Gates of Hell Look Like?

Bible Text: Matthew 16: 13-20 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | Jesus promises that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church. But what kind of adversary do we face?

Sermon for the 12th Sunday of Pentecost, August 23, 2020.

Faith when Jesus Doesn’t Answer

Bible Text: Matthew 15:21-28 | Preacher: Pastor Gregory Alms | There are times when Jesus seems to ignore us. He ignored the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15. But she kept on praying.

Sermon for the 11th Sunday of Pentecost, August 16, 2020.