Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by Rev. Randy Shirley

The Christmas Story Without a Manger

Sermon preached in the morning on Sunday, December 20, 2018 What would the Christmas story be like without a manger?  How would you tell the Christmas story without Joseph, Mary, Bethlehem, shepherds and angels?  What would that Christmas story be like? It would be John’s account of the Christmas story. This Sunday, come hear the…

The Nobility of Joseph

Sermon preached at 11pm on Christmas Eve 2018 Joseph considered divorcing Mary quietly without public demonstration, but as a wise and good man he decided to sleep over his problem.  Come hear about Joseph, the upright man, and how God took a hand in this difficult and delicate affair.

God Redeems Adversity

We’ve watched Joseph from being the favored son of his father to a slave in Egypt by the hands of his jealous brothers.  We’ll now see God setting the stage for His plans, just not in the way Joseph would have expected. The dreams God gave Joseph would come true.  Let’s discover that we too…

Despising the Chosen One

Randy’s homily on today’s reading in Genesis 37 about Joseph being sold into slavery. Favoritism.  We don’t like it.  If someone in our family or workplace seems to be the golden boy or girl, we have a hard time being nice to that person.  Sometimes we hate them. Such was the case with Joseph’s brothers,…

Come to Believe

In John, chapter 6, we are told that many of Jesus’ disciples turned away from him.  But why? All were fascinated by his supernatural healings, deliverances from demons, and feeding.  There was just nothing like it. It isn’t the works of Jesus that causes others to walk away. It is his words.  Join us as…

Jesus Walks on Water

Can you imagine always being around Jesus but never really knowing Jesus?  What if you were witnessing the gospel to others, without experiencing the gospel for yourself; or, always telling others about the amazing Joy and Strength found in Jesus, and yet never having (or even losing) that amazing Joy and Strength.  What would you…

Restoring Our City

Charleston is a wonderful place to live: a historic city, with renowned restaurants and beautiful beaches to enjoy with family and friends.  Yet, there are many people who feel that they don’t fit in, who feel unpopular, and unwanted. There’s the homeless population, those who are elderly and living on their own, and people who…