Sermon – June 24, 2018

The Present Tense Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. Moments ago you heard these words from Second Corinthians: “For God says, [and here Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah] / ‘At an acceptable time I heard you, / and on a day of salvation I helped…

Sermon – June 17, 2018

No Comparisons by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on vimeo. “With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it, as much as they could understand; indeed, Jesus did not speak to them except…

Sermon – June 3, 2018

Observing the Sabbath by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “But the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh, your God. You shall not do any work— neither you, nor your son nor your daughter, nor workers, nor your ox nor your donkey, nor any…

Sermon – May 27, 2018

Subtext by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “They (that is the Seraphs) cried out to one another and said: / ‘Holy, holy, holy is Yahweh, God, the omnipotent; / the whole earth is full with the glory of God.’” — Isaiah 6:3. I have,…

Sermon – May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Hearing in Tongues by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen on Vimeo.   My name is Peter. The day of Pentecost is a Jewish feast. We call it Shavuot. The feast commemorates the day God gave the Torah, the teachings, to Israel. You may have heard from…

Sermon – May 13, 2018

Cultural Myths; Cultural Falsehoods by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen to this version on Vimeo. “Also in their company were some of the women who followed Jesus, Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as some of the brothers and sisters of Jesus. With one mind,…

Sermon – May 6, 2018

Whence the Spirit? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’” — Acts 10:46b-47. I have lived long enough so I know this to…

Sermon – April 30, 2018

Why Jesus? By Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen on Vimeo “Then Philip proceeded to explain and, starting with this scripture, proclaimed to the Ethiopian the good news about Jesus.” — Acts 8:35. This is a given: context is important, especially cultural context. Unless we understand cultural…

Sermon – April 22, 2018

Models by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “I am the model shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me.” — John 10:14. Last week your friend and mine, the Rev. Mr. David Spiegel of the First Baptist Church across the…

Sermon – April 15, 2018

Panic and Fright by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy. Click here to listen on Vimeo. “…Jesus stood among them, stood in their midst and said: ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, in panic and fright;….” — Luke 24:36b-37a. On occasion people will accuse me of being a…