Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by Rev. Randy Shirley

Ministries in Competition?

Do you remember that Ken-L Ration’s popular advertising jingle from the 60s?  I can still hear the two children singing, “My dog’s better than your dog, my dog is better than yours.”  It was a fun competition, but not all competition is fun.  Unfortunately, at times, within the body of believers we too find competition…

The One Thing We All Have in Common

Good Friday.  It’s the day we remember “that” day when Jesus willingly suffered and died for the world.  A day Jesus paid the penalty of sin for you and for me. And it’s important for us to reflect on His work, His atoning work on the Cross.  In a world of over 7 billion people…

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…