Sermons by Rev. Drew Colby

Escape or Engage

June 21, 2020 – What’s the secret to engaging the Gospel in difficult times? It’s actually the same no matter the difficulty, whether it’s systemic racism, or divorce, addiction, or grief, COVID, or cancer. The secret is no secret at all. The secret is to hear the Good News, that in Christ you, we have been made children of God. It is faith in this Gospel that gives us the courage not just to escape, but to engage.

Because of One Man

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – “If we are not careful, we can go to Adam and Eve and Christ looking for 7 easy steps to avoid temptation. We can ask , how do I reach my full potential, resist temptation, and live my best life now? That would be a mistake.”

Joy to the World!

Sunday February 2, 2020 – (Luke 2:22-40) – Listen to Simeon. When he holds Christ in his hands, he holds in his hands the good news of what God has done for him. But in that exact moment something is also done to him.  

The Virtuous Victim

Sunday January 26, 2020 – (Matthew 5:1-12) – If hearing the Beatitudes from the mouth of the Lord leaves you trying to figure out if you’re among those he calls bless-ed. If, like the 10 commandments, you’re scanning the Beatitudes trying to figure out if you’ve made the mark, that’s exactly what you should be…

A Submersible Savior

Sunday January 12, 2020 – (Matthew 3:13-17) – I think the Baptism of the Lord refers to an event even bigger than all of those. All the elements are there. The Epiphany of Christ’s Baptism helps us reflect all the way back to the waters of the Flood. 

Out of Nowhere, Love

Sunday December 22, 2019 – (Isaiah 7:10-16) – The whole nativity scene which we know so well, what we may realize is, it’s really just a bunch of 1st century movie references from well-known Bible stories crammed together in the stable.

Jesus is King

Sunday November 24, 2019 – (Colossians 1:11-10) – I asked a friend about this whole Kanye “Jesus is King” thing. “It doesn’t matter,” he said. “If Christ really is King, we’re asking the wrong questions.”

Saint Zacchaeus

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – (Luke 19:1-10) Remember Jason, the dugout diving super-fan guy? He started coming to church with his mom a few years back. He hated it. It was boring and his bed was a lot more inviting. But this one night I got a phone call from another young adult in our ministry…