Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by Rev. Randy Shirley

Trust and Hope

Have you ever felt like God just seems absent in your life?  I often think how the exiled Jews in Esther’s time felt. These were the Jews who stayed after many other Jews returned to Jerusalem and the lands of their forefathers.  Does that mean that God is done with these people? Many of them…

Greater Glory

This Sunday we’ll see how God’s promise of His presence is a primary motivator for our lives and becomes our natural response to the presence of God. It’s the presence of God in the rebuilding of the temple that the returning Jew’s were seeking.  But where is the presence of God? Join us this Sunday…

Are You Ready?

Today, the Prophet Daniel provides hope to a discouraged population.  The promises found in our reading are just as comforting in the present as they were to the suffering Jews in Babylonian exile.  Join us as we dig into this “fourth beast” of Daniel’s vision to find God’s plan for His creation. May the Lord…

Realizing God’s Promise

How long have you ever waited for a gift?  Throughout our Gospel Project journey we’ve heard God’s promises throughout the Old Testament and recently through his prophets.  Promises to restore humanity through the Messiah from the line of David. Join us this Sunday as we jump over 500 years from where we’ve been in the…

Seeking Jesus

Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.  A time for us to commemorate the visit of the Magi, and Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles. It is sometimes called Three Kings’ Day.  But what was it that got those three kings thinking and motivated them to…

Live by Faith

Despite having God’s law, God’s people remain sinful in their hearts. The prophet Jeremiah prophesied about a coming-day when God would write His law on His people’s hearts and provide lasting forgiveness of sin. This prophecy points to God’s provision of Jesus. Through Jesus, God offers us forgiveness, and through the Holy Spirit, God enables…

Repent and Believe

“Repent and believe.”  It’s been the cry of preachers ever since the time of Jesus.  Simply defined, repentance is turning away from sin and self to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.  And yet, in our lives, it’s often not just that simple. This is where Josiah steps in to help us to understand that repentance…

Jonah’s Fishy About Stewardship

The story of the prophet Jonah is much more than a fish story.  This account continues to reveal the love of God for all people.  No matter who you are, God pursues you and delights in calling you for His purposes — it’s about our faithfulness and it’s seen in our joyful stewardship of all…

Finding Your Edge

This week we find ourselves in the ministry of Elisha.  Elijah has been taken away in a whirlwind on a fiery chariot to heaven, and Elisha now stands in his place. Join us this Sunday to hear about a young man who has lost his edge, and how the question from Elisha, “where did you…