Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. Randy Shirley

Correcting Hand of God

With the flood, God had cut back the growing power of sin that had started in the Garden of Eden.  The world, through Noah and his family, is given a new start.  But something is wrong!  In just a few generations sin leads humanity to glorify themselves over God by building a tower.  Stay tuned…

Am I Doing the Work of God?

Jesus has just finished his largest public miracle and the people are amazed. They come looking for Jesus to be fed again, and they ask Jesus, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  It’s a question that Jesus responds to with such a simple and yet profound answer.  The answer is…

Patriotism

The writers of the Declaration of Independence intended to produce a document to reassure Americans of the justness of their cause; but over time, the Declaration of Independence took on a much greater meaning. What was that meaning and how are we to understand patriotism in light of Scripture.  Join us on Independence Day to…

Anamnesis

Memorial Day weekend is our solemn occasion to intentionally take time to reflect on our American Patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice.  There is significance in our remembering, in our “anamnesis.”  For Christians, anamnesis is the remembering of God’s work with His people, their response to surrounding circumstances in a Spirit-filled way.  This Sunday is…

It’s the Real Thing

Coca-Cola’s “It’s the Real Thing” campaign was a hit in the 1970s. The slogan heralded in a new direction to respond to research that people seek the real, the original, as an escape from phoniness. Yes, we do seek truth and with all the commercialism and fake news it’s easy to get lost. This Sunday…

Are You Ready?

It’s official!  We’ve entered into our Advent Season.  The season that begins four Sundays before Christmas Day.  For most of us there’s shopping for presents, decorating the tree, making sugar cookies and gingerbread houses, and making sure our loved ones know what’s on our Christmas list.  But there’s a lot more to Advent than that! …

His Righteousness

How is your heart towards others?  Are you holding a grudge against someone for something they did to you or to another?  Jesus tells us the parable of the sons to show that righteousness is His.  Selfishness and Self-righteousness leads to resenting the Father’s love.  These two, as seen in the sons, are not so…

Fearless Sheep

Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  He knows His sheep and how fear and uncertainty about the future can lead to anxiety, anger and bitterness.  In Christ we have secured our future, and we know that all will be well.  Not only does that give His sheep peace it allows us to be fearless.  Come hear…

The Cost of Discipleship

“Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have.”  It’s a quote by Billy Graham that my grandmother would say over and over again.  Like many, I had no understanding of that phrase until I accepted my Savior as Lord of my life.  When we truly embrace the immeasurable worth of His commitment towards us,…