Sermons by Rev. Linda Cochran

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The Followers of Christ: Pilgrims and Strangers – Upper Room


Continuing the discussion about those who are followers of Christ, today we looked at Pilgrims and Strangers.  Pastor Linda focused more on the idea of strangers.  She pointed out that people following God have always had a good idea of what it was to be a stranger – Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and the disciples all […]

The Followers of Christ: Ambassadors of Christ (Sanctuary)


Today, we looked at the followers of Christ known as Ambassadors, beginning with a children’s message about how we can be ambassadors of Christ’s love as children, as shared by Stephen Murphy and Janie Roberts, two of the Colina de Luz mission trip participants, followed by a Minute for Mission shared by Dana Stonerook, another […]

Easter Sunday: Empty but Victorious – Upper Room


Pastor Linda shared with us the Easter story as seen through the eyes of Mary at the tomb as she discovered the disappearance of Jesus’ body.  There, she was faced with the emptiness of the tomb. Today, we are faced with the emptiness of our lives.  How often do we fill the empty spaces with […]

The Faces of Jesus: Compassionate – Sanctuary


On the third Sunday in Lent, we looked at Compassionate Jesus – one of the many faces of Jesus.  Rev. Cochran looked at compassion through the eyes of the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well.  As we see in this story, life has a way of becoming painful and messy, sometimes through no fault […]

The Faces of Jesus: Loving Jesus – Upper Room


In our second message in the Lenten series, ‘The Faces of Jesus,’ we look at the Loving Jesus.  Rev. Linda discussed how, in the only time during his ministry, Jesus actually invited HIMSELF into a home.  It was into the home of the small but powerful chief publican of Jericho, Zaccheaus.  Jesus showed us that […]

The Faces of Jesus: Tempted – Upper Room


Today, we look at the first topic in the series of ‘The Faces of Jesus’ – Tempted.  Today’s topic is based on the story of the 3 temptations of Jesus following his baptism and the 40 days spent fasting in the wilderness in preparation for the start of his earthly ministry.  What are the desert […]

The Gifts of God: Patience – Just Chill — Sanctuary


As we look at patience as a gift of God, we do so through the words of the prophet Jeremiah, who gave instruction to God’s people to live in the moment as they waited patiently for the return of the Messiah.  Granted, they didn’t know that they’d be waiting for another 70 years.  After all, […]

The Gifts of God: Fellowship (Lead Me To You) – Upper Room


The gift of Fellowship takes WORK.  When fellowship is based on God’s grace, amazing things can happen.  Fellowship is made of many special, loving, intentional relationships with others.  Intentional fellowship brings us healing, love, and God’s grace, that we might know God’s great love for us.  How can WE bring fellowship up alongside ALL of […]