Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. David Booman

By This We Know Love

How do we know that we are Christians? How do we know that we are saved? When our hearts and consciences trouble us and cause us to wonder or fear, what do we do? How do we respond? For anyone who has wondered about their salvation, today’s passage is a beautiful exposition on what it…

For God So Loved the World

John 3.16 is the most famous verse in the Bible, ‘For God so loved the world…’. But it begs a big question, ‘Why is this?’ What’s the big deal? Doesn’t everyone already know that God is love, regardless of your faith or religion, or spiritual background? Isn’t this statement just a redundant platitude? This morning…

Glorifying God in the Body

Sin. We don’t like to talk about it. We don’t like to think about it. And yet we know that God takes it seriously. Jesus died to save us from it. But how do we walk the line between legalism and licentiousness? How should a Christian approach sin without ignoring it or becoming overly preoccupied…

Beginning the Year in a Place of Blessing

2020 has been the hardest year in recent memory. COVID has upended our world in so many ways – physically, emotionally, relationally, and even spiritually. As we look to 2021 and pray for a new day of healing and hope, the apostle Paul gives us a beautiful reminder of how to start this year on the right foot. It’s not a bunch…

The Blessing of Suffering

The apostle Peter declares, “If you suffer for righteousness’ sake you will be blessed.” In our age of immense suffering, what does it mean to suffer y, and what are these blessings God promises? In today’s passage Peter not only shows us ‘how’ to suffer righteously, but he also gives us the ‘why’ – the…

The Generous Way of Jesus

We know that God loves a cheerful giver. However, if I am honest with myself, my giving is often guilty, grudging, and grumpy. What’s the matter with me, and how can I change? Fortunately, God doesn’t leave us hanging but provides the solution and antidote for grumpy giving. Stay tuned…   This sermon was given…

Multiplication in Times of Need

We are living in a time of great loss, stress, and uncertainty. In such times it can be easy to hunker down, protect what we have, and live out of a sense of fear and scarcity. However, this is not the way of the kingdom of God. In today’s passage Jesus offers us a new…

The Glory of Gratitude

We are always looking for ways to enhance our lives, ways to be happier, more peaceful, and more content. The self-help industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. In the gospels we see that Jesus also has our flourishing in mind, and invites people to abundant and eternal life. However oftentimes going to church, praying, and…

The Answer for All Desperate Times

In the throes of rampaging viruses and in a nation aflame with violence and rage, we are faced with many questions, but few simple answers.  What is the solution? What is the antidote? What can we do to make things better? What is God saying to His church? In a clandestine, nighttime meeting with one…

Waiting Faithfully in Evil Times

Waiting is hard. Especially in a pandemic. When will this thing end? When will our lives get back to normal? When will they find a cure? When will I go back to work? When will the kids go back to school? When will my loved one get home from the hospital? Waiting is hard. This…