Sermons

Seekers recognizes that any member of the community may be called upon by God to give us the Word. Our Guidelines for Preaching help us prepare sermons. This section collects for study and reflection drafts of sermons that happen to have been prepared in electronic form. The most recent sermon is on the top of the page.

Deborah Sokolove: Considering Individual and Community

April 24, 1996

Lent is a time of introspection. This season is connected with the time of Jesus’ testing in the wilderness. It is a commonplace that going to Seminary is also a time of testing. As I have been struggling to understand the historical doctrines of the church and to articulate my own systematic theology, my faith indeed is being tested. This has been a time of intense questioning of my relationship to community, of my responsibilities to my community of origin, and to you, my chosen family of faith.

 

Peter Bankson: Entering Mystery Through Darkness

April 17, 1996

I want to offer an image from each of these stories: Jesus heals a beggar; a visit to the orphanage in Duc Pho in Vietnam; and the kindergarten massacre in Dunblane, Scotland. Then I want to offer a few reflections on the idea that suffering creates the opportunity to reveal God’s works in the world.

 

Kevin L. Ogle: Seekers Eucharist

April 10, 1996

I want to share the broad strokes of the contextual interpretation of Paul’s letter to the Romans that Dr. Jewett says has been crystallizing for him in the past several years as a way into not only today’s text from Romans, but to highlight meanings of the Gospel that the Lord’s Supper also proclaims.

 

Elizabeth Vail and Sonya Dyer: Growing Edge Sermon

February 18, 1996

This sermon grew out of a discussion on how to make the Growing Edge Fund visible to the community. As you know our process of sermon making is often organic. This sermon is about the relationship between the individual and the collective (my word for church).