Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

110 of 27 items

Teaching Discipleship: Thomas — Upper Room

by

As we honored Anniversary Sunday, welcomed New Members and conducted Communion, we also continued with our sermon series of Teaching Discipleship by looking at the Apostle Thomas.  Thomas was widely known as Doubting Thomas for his refusal to acknowledge the return of Jesus after his crucifixion before he, himself, personally witnessed the wounds from the cross in […]

Teaching Discipleship: Thomas — Sanctuary

by

As we honored Anniversary Sunday, welcomed New Members and conducted Communion, we also continued with our sermon series of Teaching Discipleship by looking at the Apostle Thomas.  Thomas was widely known as Doubting Thomas for his refusal to acknowledge the return of Jesus after his crucifixion before he, himself, personally witnessed the wounds from the cross in […]

Teaching Discipleship: Nathanael/Bartholomew & Philip – Upper Room

by

The next installment of our ‘Teaching Discipleship’ series focuses on the apostles Nathanael (also known as Bartholomew) and Philip. Nathanael and Philip were friends.  Philip was a very enthusiastic guy; Jesus invited him to join his followers, and in his excitement, he ran to his friend, Nathanael, and brought him to meet Jesus as well. […]

Teaching Discipleship: James & John — Upper Room

by

This week as we look at ‘Teaching Discipleship’ through the lives of the disciples, we focused on James and John, known as the Sons of Thunder.  For the audio of the sermon, listen to the audio link (above).  These were two brothers, both fishermen, who were called to follow Jesus based on pure, authentic, perfect […]

Teaching Discipleship: James & John — Sanctuary

by

This week as we look at ‘Teaching Discipleship’ through the lives of the disciples, we focused on James and John, known as the Sons of Thunder.  These were two brothers, both fishermen, who were called to follow Jesus based on pure, authentic, perfect faith.  They were called from their father’s boat as they fished in […]

Upper Room: The Day the Church Was Born

by

Pentecost and Communion Have you ever felt like a fish out of water?  That’s pretty much what the disciples felt like after the Ascension.  They were approaching Pentecost, was originally one of the major Jewish holidays, and were working on replacing Judas so they had their full group of 12 in place.  Now they were […]

Followers of Christ: Witnesses — Upper Room

by

The theme today as we look at Followers of Christ is Witnesses.  The featured video gives us a hard look at how we are called to witness to others.  As Christians, we are called to be in the world, but not necessarily of the world.  Today, there is a lot of anger and violence, fraud […]

The Followers of Christ: God Lives in Us – Sanctuary

by

As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Confirmation Sunday, we look at the followers of Christ know as Children of God.  This is the time of the year when families gather, and we often hear, ‘you look just like your mother (or father.)’ Sometimes people might wonder where Jesus got his qualities.  And in fact, he […]