Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. Mark Avera

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A Plunge in the Depths

Sermon on Sunday A Plunge in the Depths Baptism. Most of us reading this have either been baptized or seen a baptism. Christian baptism is something different from the baptism which Jesus experienced, yet his baptism and ours have a couple of remarkable parallels. But the very fact of Jesus presenting himself to John for…

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Gifts that Keep On Giving

8:00 am, 10:30 am, & 6:00 pm Sermon Gifts that Keep on Giving CTCT-20160923_052906_1 Gifts are meant to be given. And while we give gifts for all sorts of reasons and occasions, when they are given there is the expectation that they will be opened and then either utilized or enjoyed. It is disappointing to…

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When the Sky Falls

Sermon on Sunday When the Sky Falls One of the greatest challenges to faith is the reality of evil. How can an all-powerful God who is also completely good and loving allow evil to exist and devastate so many lives? Today, as we remember the evil that was manifest at the Twin Towers fifteen years…

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Un-privatizing the Gospel

Too often we have adopted the culture’s premise that religion is a private matter that doesn’t belong in the public square. The threats of radicalism and the nuisance of fundamentalism only further this idea. But true religion is always outwardly focused. It turns up to God and then out toward others. We have heard in…

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God of the Covenants

Sermon on Sunday God of the Covenants Ancient man and woman having a child; a virgin conceiving; a Savior bearing the sins of the world on a cross. Faith not only believes that God can and will do what He promises, but it leans into those promises as if the fulfillment of the promises is…

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