June 19, 2022
It's a Wonderful WorldIt's a Wonderful World 6/19/2022 Rev. Beth Wagner
May 15, 2022
Guiding PrinciplesMay 15, 2022 Guiding Principles Rev. Beth Wagner
May 8, 2022
Idolatry and FreedomMorning Worship Idolatry and Freedom Rev. Beth Wagner May 8, 2022
May 1, 2022
The Ten Utterances
May 23, 2021
Moving to the Next Part of the JourneyOn Pentecost, the Gift of the Holy Spirit comes with wind, fire and multiple languages. With this gift, we acknowledge not only God’s mystery but the way that the mystery of God invites us to move into the next part of the journey.
May 31, 2020
Pentecost Promise FulfilledThe Spirit's arrival on Pentecost is a promise fulfilled - and gives us the strength to face the hard work that is before us, as a church and as a nation.
June 9, 2019
We Are Never AlonePentecost is the day we celebrate God's promise of the Advocate being fulfilled, reminding us we are never alone, for all who call on God's name will be saved in Jesus Christ.
June 4, 2017
We Are Not AloneWith the promise fulfilled of God's Holy Spirit coming on Pentecost, we are promised to never be alone, for we have an Advocate who will always and forever be God's abiding presence in our lives.
May 15, 2016
Broadening Our Vision and DreamsWe celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. This amazing gift that has the ability to give comfort and sustain us. But, the mystery of God can also be messy as it stretches and challenges us.
May 31, 2015
Bewildering SpiritThe coming of the Holy Spirit not only inspires and enlivens; it also confuses and bewilders. Yet even in our bewilderment, the Spirit never lets goes of us.
June 8, 2014
A Promise FulfilledPentecost is more than one day of the year. It is a promise fulfilled by God to send the Advocate to the Church, so that we can do all things through the power of the Spirit.
June 3, 2012
Amazed and PerplexedWhat kind of gift does God give the church on Pentecost? The gift to speak a word of hope to a broken and hurting world.
April 30, 2023
Imagine a LoveImagine a Love April 30, 2023 John Knox Presbyterian Church Rev. Beth Wagner
April 23, 2023
Are You Sure?
April 9, 2023
This is Our GodThis is Our God John Knox Presbyterian Church Easter Morning Service April 9, 2023
May 16, 2021
Looking Forward With HopeAs we come to an end in our journey together, we look forward with hope for what God has in store for us all as disciples of Jesus Christ.
May 9, 2021
Love One AnotherGod has already chosen to love us in Jesus Christ, and by that love we are called to love one another as friends in Christ.
May 2, 2021
Resilient Healing and HopeAs the pandemic continues to leave us questioning how much longer will we endure this? We welcome the parable and the story that Jesus gives us in Luke as it encourages us with a message of resilient healing and hope.
April 25, 2021
Empowered By the SpiritThe Spirit gives us the power to do incredible things - if only we have the faith to trust in its guidance and power.
April 11, 2021
Resurrection CommunityThe Psalmist reminds us of the importance of living together in unity, which can be like anointing oil and renewing dew. Our nation and world struggles to live together in unity. How do we resurrect community?
April 4, 2021
Hope Over FearIt's okay to be a little afraid on Easter - just don't allow that fear to paralyze you. For at the empty tomb, God has overcome our fear with hope.
May 24, 2020
Dialogue Sermon 052420Watch and listen to our online worship service on May 24, 2020.
May 17, 2020
The Gift of the Spirit Is ForeverJesus gives his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit, which will be with us forever. How does the Advocate - the Spirit help us during the pandemic? How do we love God and love our neighbor as ourselves?
May 10, 2020
God's Own PeopleAs God's own people, we are called to shine the light of Christ into the darkest areas of this world, so that hope might overcome hopelessness, and love might overcome hatred.
May 3, 2020
Awe-InspiringIn these challenging times, the Spirit empowers us to awe-inspiring works, so that the Body of Christ might be a sign of hope to this world.
April 26, 2020
Kairos JourneyListen and Watch our Online Service from April 26, 2020, on Facebook Live.
April 19, 2020
Disability Awareness Sunday SermonWe are grateful to Kelly Porten for sharing with us her story on this Disability Awareness and Acceptance Sunday!
April 12, 2020
Do Not Be Afraid - 041220This is an Easter unlike any other - but we are grateful that we can receive the Easter message this year: we are not alone, God is alive, do not be afraid!
June 2, 2019
Breaking FreeJust as Paul and Silas helped the young girl break free from her enslavement to a demon, we are given the opportunity to break free from what enslaves us as we embrace the freedom offered in Jesus Christ.
May 12, 2019
Hope Has a NameIn this season after Easter, we are reminded by the resurrection of Tabitha that hope is alive always through the power of God's Holy Spirit.
May 5, 2019
Fed By JesusAs we walk these days after Easter, we are each reminded of Jesus' call to feed his lambs and tend his sheep - as this is how we respond to our promise to love our Lord.
April 28, 2019
Believing and CreatingWe welcomed Rev. Hector Hernandez as our guest preacher this morning!
April 21, 2019
New LifeThe women find the tomb to be empty, and as they remember what Jesus had told them, they believed the unbelievable and went and told the others. May we be moved to do the same on this glorious day!
May 13, 2018
We've Been ChosenThe election of Matthias as Judas' replacement reminds us that we are all chosen to serve - even when we don't win an election.
May 6, 2018
The Spirit's PowerThe Spirit's movement in the life of the early church is our reminder that God will include all peoples - no matter our human limitations our boundaries. We just need to be open to the Spirit's guidance and leading.
April 29, 2018
Get Up and Go - Escape or Embrace?As Philip was inspired to get up and go preach the gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch, so too are we called by the Spirit to get up and to to the places that challenge us and embrace the task of sharing God's love with this world.
April 22, 2018
Love in ActionAs we welcome members of the confirmation class in worship, we are reminded that love is not meant to be reserved to words, but primarily in our actions towards others.
April 15, 2018
What Comes After the Resurrection?Listen to Molly DeWitt, program director at Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center, share about her experiences as a Young Adult Volunteer of the PC(USA).
April 8, 2018
Disability Awareness SundayHear Don and Aida's story of raising their son, Niko, with his "superpower" of autism.
April 1, 2018
The Depth of EasterAs we stand at the empty tomb, may we be allowed to be transformed by God into witnesses of this terrifying and amazing event.
May 14, 2017
I Will Do Whatever You AskJesus promises his disciples that he will do whatever they ask in his name. How do we faithfully live out that promise in our prayer life and lives of discipleship?
May 7, 2017
The Lord Is My ShepherdThe twenty-third psalm is not only appropriate at the time of death - it is a statement of faith for our lives, that our God will always pursue us with goodness and mercy.
April 30, 2017
Opening Our Eyes to GodGod is always with us, even we don't sense it at the time, as we walk our Emmaus roads.
April 23, 2017
Easter's New Birth
April 16, 2017
Witnessing the ResurrectionAs Mary Magdalene and the other disciples witnessed the resurrection of Jesus, we too are called to be witnesses to others so that might come to believe in God's transformative love.
May 8, 2016
That They May Be OneJesus prays that we might all be one through God's love in him. How do we live lives that invite others to follow Christ in unity, joy, and love?
May 1, 2016
Do You Want to Be Made Well?When Jesus asks us, "Do you want to be made well?" how will we respond? In faith? In fear? With the trust that his healing will allow us to stand up, take up our mats, and walk?
April 24, 2016
The Household of GodAs we learn from Peter's vision, the household of God is broader and wider than any of our preconceived notions; it is open to all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord.
April 17, 2016
Come Without DelayAs Peter was called to come without delay, so to are we called to come without delay in the light of Christ's resurrection.
April 10, 2016
Disability Awareness Sunday MessageRev. Dr. Sarah Lund of Christian Theological Seminary shares her personal story about loved ones and mental illness, and how God's love is truly for all of God's children.
April 9, 2016
One of a KindThe funeral sermon and service for Jerry K. Carter (1945-2016) on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at John Knox Presbyterian Church.
April 3, 2016
Christ Is AliveThomas is our reminder that even when we doubt, God is patient and persistent with us, to reassure us that nothing can conquer God's love for us in Jesus Christ - not even death.
March 27, 2016
They Told All ThisThe resurrection of Jesus exerts its influence over us to tell the good news of the gospel: Jesus Christ is risen!
May 17, 2015
The Toss of the DiceThe disciples need to replace Judas. They seek God's will through prayer and the roll of the dice. How does Matthias and Joseph-Barsabbas-Justus feel with this outcome? How do we accept the will of God in our lives?
April 19, 2015
Releasing Our FearsThe disciples have had a Jesus sighting. At first they are afraid because they believe he is a ghost, Jesus shows them his humanness and then tells them to get over their fears. They must move past this to go out and tell Christ's story to others.
April 12, 2015
The Power of DoubtDoubt is a power thing. But it pales in comparison to God's love for us in Jesus Christ.
April 5, 2015
Bear Witness - Even in FearEven when it's hard to believe, there is no good news unless someone shares it.
June 1, 2014
You Will Be My WitnessesAs Jesus ascends back to heaven, we are not left powerless or alone - as the Holy Spirit empowers us to be his witnesses in this world.
May 24, 2014
Love Through ObedienceThe church is called not to be of this world, but to transform it through obedience to God's laws of love.
May 18, 2014
May 11, 2014
Following the Shepherd's VoiceThere is only one voice we need to follow amid all the voices of our lives. That is the voice of the good shepherd, who has come to give life and give it abundantly.
May 4, 2014
Walking with JesusAs we walk our Emmaus roads, may we never lose sight of the one walking alongside us, in good times and bad.
December 24, 2020
God Comes to UsNo matter who we are or where we are, God comes to us in Emmanuel - God-with-us - Jesus Christ, our Messiah.
December 24, 2019
A Generous GodOn this Christmas Eve, may we remember the incredible generosity of our God to show God's love in human form, Emmanuel, God with Us, Jesus the Christ.
December 24, 2018
The Power of StoryStory is powerful and transformative - for God speaks to us in our own stories, and in the ancient yet modern story of Christmas. How will we respond to hearing that story once again?
December 31, 2017
An Awesome Relationship
December 24, 2017
Christmas Eve WorshipListen to our Candlelight-Communion Service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017.
December 25, 2016
God's Daring Plan"God's Daring Plan" - A Sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor.
December 24, 2016
The Time Has ComeThe time has come to welcome God's Son into the world once again. The time has come for us to live our lives in gratitude for this gift that is born to us this night.
December 24, 2015
Do Not Be Afraid (2)The fog of fear can envelope us greatly as human beings; but this night, the light of the world has come to shatter the darkness, and bring hope to all the world.
December 24, 2014
Do You Need Christmas?Do you need Christmas this year? Does your life depend on it? How is God speaking to you this holy eve?
December 29, 2013
He Became Their SaviorGod may be angry, sad, disappointed and upset with the way we behave. But despite our faults as humans, God choses to come into the treacherous world as a vulnerable infant because he loves us. God wants us to respond to that love with gratitude in our hearts.
December 24, 2013
Do Not Be AfraidIn the storms of life, a peaceful calm comes tonight in the form of God's Son. And we are reminded by the heavenly host: "Do not be afraid."
December 24, 2012
God With UsNo matter who we are or why we come to the manger this night, God will meet us in an exceptional, transformational way.
December 25, 2011
Through Mary and Joseph's EyesA retelling of what Mary and Joseph might have been thinking after "the big night," as told by Lisa Crismore and Frank Mansell.
December 24, 2011
Veiled in FleshMary did not give birth to a name or an idea; she gave birth to the incarnate Word of God. For God chose to come meet us in the flesh on this holy night.
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