Pastor Jim Wilson’s Sermons

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent:  Season of Promise, Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18  – “Getting Renewed”

Pastor Jim explores what real authentic joy looks like and how it has the power to liberate our lives.

December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent:  Season of Promise, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 – “Getting Redefined”

Pastor Jim explains submission to God’s judgement as individuals and a people refines us to be all that we can be as Christians.  Hope whispers to us to try, try, again to trust in the Lord.

November 25, 2018

Christ the King Sunday:  John 18:33-37, Revelation 1:4b-8 – “The Question Jesus Does Not Answer”

November 18, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost:  Mark 13:1-8, I Samuel 2:1-10 – “The Temporary and The Eternal”

Pastor Jim invites us to ponder how chaos is the destructive birth pangs of God’s new order shaping the world into a place of peace, love, and what will endure.

November 11, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost:   Mark 12:38-44, Psalm 127 – “Modelling Stewardship”

Pastor Jim challenges us to answer the question “Is faith defined by arrogance and privilege or by gratitude and thankfulness?”  He also delves into the subject of partial vs. total commitment to the gospel.

November 4, 2018

All Saints Sunday – Isaiah 25:6-9, John 11:32-44 – “Those Who Wait”

On this All Saints Sunday, Pastor Jim teaches that elements of faithful waiting include confidence trust and joyful hope.

October 21, 2018

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost:  Mark 10:35-45, Job 38:1-7 – “An EZ Pass?”

Pastor Jim shares us that Jesus’ definition of greatness is measured by servant-hood modeled by Christ’s own gracious love.

September 2, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27, John 6:56-69 – “An inside Job”

Pastor Jim teaches us that faithfulness is a matter of who we are rather than what we do.

August 19, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: John 6:51-58, 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-12 – “Dining with Jesus”

Pastor Jim explains how Christ talks about the depth of his intimidate relationship with believers.

August 5, 2018

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:   John 6:24-35, 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a – “Food That Endures” 

 July 29, 2018

  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:   John 6:1-21; 2 Samuel 11:1-15 – “Dealing with Monsters”

Pastor Jim tells about the importance to respond to signs that point beyond ourselves to the new order ushered in by the Christ.

July 15, 2018

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:  Mark 6:14-29, 2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b-15 – “Paying the Price”

Pastor Jim explains that Jesus’ “new reality” based on justice, freedom, and reconciliation is all too often met forcibly by a world view based on self survival.

July 8, 2018

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:  Mark 6:1-13, 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 9-10 – “Pack Light”

Pastor Jim challenges us to let go of our  unneeded baggage to become free to take the authority Christ has given the church to go into the world to serve.

July 1, 2018

  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:  Mark 5:21-43  2 Samuel 1:1; 17-27 – “Healing Faith”

Pastor Jim shares that trusting in Christ’s healing love brings us a new spiritual life.

June 17, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Father’s Day:  Mark 4:26-34, 1 Samuel 15:34-16-13 – “Holy Ignorance”

Pastor Jim explains it isn’t our task to know all the inner workings of God’s mind, but rather to faithfully respond to God’s call in love and faith.

 June 3, 2018

Second Sunday after Pentecost :  “Love Trumps Law” – Mark 2:23-3:6, 1 Samuel 3:1-10

Pastor Jim shares that our relationship with God and our behavior as disciples is not either/or between Christ’s love  and rules/doctrine.  It’s complicated.

May 13, 2018

Seventh Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day):  “Prayers for the Road” –John 17:9-16, Acts 1:15-17; 21-26

May 5, 2018


Sixth Sunday of Easter: “The Non-negotiable” – John 15:9-17, Acts 10:44-48

Pastor Jim explains that Christian love isn’t a warm fuzzy, but rather concrete action.  To imitate Christ’s love is to DO for one another.

April 29, 2018

 Fifth Sunday of Easter: “Being Connected” – John 15:1-8, Acts 8:26-40

March 25, 2018

Palm/Passion Sunday: “Welcoming Jesus” – Mark 11:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11

Pastor Jim challenges us to examine our expectations of Jesus as Messiah.

March 18, 2018

5th Sunday in Lent:  “Seeing Jesus” – John 12:20-33; Jeremiah 31:31-34

Pastor Jim discusses how Jesus redefines our typical understanding of glory as personal achievement to Christ’s unselfish act of rejection, suffering, crucifixion, and ultimately resurrection.  Through the lens of Christ’s ministry we are able to redefine glory as grace, healing, hope and liberation as we seek to be Christ’s agents in transforming the world.

March 11, 2018

   4th Sunday in Lent: “The Bottom Line” – John 3:14-21; Ephesians 2:1-10

On this “refreshment Sunday”, Pastor Jim discusses how John 3:16-17 announces God’s great “YES” in gracious love and new life for humanity, and what we are called to do in response.

March 4, 2018




3rd Sunday in Lent: “This Other Jesus” – John 2:13-22; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Pastor Jim challenges us to identify what puts our faith “on edge” and what will we do as a church and individuals to express righteous anger as Christ modeled for social injustice in our world.

February 25, 2018




2nd Sunday in Lent: “The Doorway to Life:  Mark 8:31-38; Romans 4:13-25

Pastor Jim shares with the congregation about the importance and meaning of picking up one’s cross to follow Jesus in day to day living.

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