Current Sermon Series - S.A.D.: Spiritual Affective Disorder

January 5th – TBD – Guest Preacher

Winter can be a time of Seasonal Affective Disorder when the lack of sunlight affects our moods and ability to cope effectively. But Spiritual Affective Disorder can also be a factor as we lead lives that are too crowded, busy, overcommitted, sometimes disturbing and uncertain. At the turn of this new year, we will explore everyday life activities that can become spiritual practices–deepening our experience of a meaningful life and make us more “light-hearted.”

January 12th –  Flip the Switch – Isaiah 60:1-6

January 19th – Sooth a Savage – Psalm 40:1-11

January 26th – Lighten Up – Isaiah 9:1-4

February 2nd – Make My Day – Micah 6:1-8

February 9th – Altars, Altars Everywhere – Psalm 84

February 16th –  Walk This Way — Deuteronomy 30:15-20

February 23rd – TBD – Betzy Elifrits Warren from EIU Wesley will be speaking

Upcoming Sermon Series - Lent

Crucifixion was one of the most tortuous forms of death under the Roman government. Most people died of a combination of exhaustion and asphyxiation. Therefore, speaking while on the cross was in credibly taxing and painful. Because of that, Jesus’ last words mean more to us than any other. These were the words he deemed important and powerful enough to say during his final hours. During Lent, we will use Adam Hamilton’s book Final Words from the Cross to look at the deeper meaning behind each of these phrases and what those words mean for our lives today. I encourage you to read the book along with the sermons during Lent.

March 1st – Luke 23:32-38 – “Father, Forgive Them”

March 8th – Luke 23:39-43 – “Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise”

March 15th – John 19:25b-27 – “Behold Your Son…Behold Your Mother”

March 22nd – Matthew 27:45-49 – “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

March 29th – John 19:28-29 – “I Thirst”

April 5th – John 19:30a; Luke 23:44-46 – “Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit”