Sermons

The canonical Nathan Willard sermon repository. Below, find my public sermons, in reverse chronological order, with video and audio when available. Commentary and reflections on these sermons can be found on the main blog page. Where there is no sermon text, I have linked to the appropriate commentary post.

Shake It Off January 31, 2016 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

And Jesus Said, Get Her a Cheeseburger January 24, 2016 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Wherever They May Fall January 17, 2016 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Pick Up Your Bed and Walk January 10, 2016 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Now What December 27, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

In the Midst of Our Humanity December 24, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Return of the Jews December 13, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Empire Strikes Back December 6, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Stumped for Hope November 22, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Loving, For All Our Faults November 15, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Baaling on Our False Gods November 8, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Saints in Division November 1, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Anointing Stories October 25, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Only the Woman Was Left October 18, 2015
Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Loving God and Loving Neighbor October 11, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

A Bush Burns in the Darkness October 4, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ
MP3

Creative Stories September 13, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Works of Mercy September 6, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Be Like a Gazelle August 30, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Time for Some Insightful Instruction August 23, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Sing Praise August 16, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Problem With Being Anointed August 9, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Miraculous Joy July 26, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

At the Margins of God’s Presence July 12, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Building and Rebuilding July 5, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

A Peculiar Instigation June 21, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Leaders From the Sheepfold June 14, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

If I Can’t Dissuade You June 7, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

God’s Heirs May 31, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Serving Weeks of Fire May 24, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

So Your Lord Has Just Ascended May 17, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Systemic Salvation May 10, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Caring Within and Serving Beyond May 3, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Goats Beyond the Pen April 26, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Welcoming Ritual April 19, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Welcoming Thomas April 12, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Open Your Mouths April 5, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Hero-Goat Curve March 29, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Unlikely Heroes and Healers March 22, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Lift Up Your Snakes For All to See March 15, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Red Viper, Professional Wrestlers, and Us March 8, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Billboards for Shame March 1, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

A Wilderness of Our Own Creation February 22, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Clean Your Spirit February 15, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Finding Fertile Soil February 8, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Clean Your Spirit February 1, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The View From Outside the Fish January 25, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

All Baptists Together January 18, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Is There Truth in the Stars? January 11, 2015 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Now What? Now We Sing December 24, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Keeping Christmas Well December 24, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Bask In The Light December 21, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Still Here, In the Wilderness December 14, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Challenging Comfort December 7, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Kingdom and Keo Way November 23, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

When Deborah Was Judge November 16, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Love Is Not Passive November 9, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Joined In The Light November 02, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Love, Re-Formed October 26, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

What Does Your Backside Look Like? October 19, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

What Are We Supposed to Do? October 5, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Finding Ourselves in Human Form September 28, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Just Ask Brandon Marshall September 21, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Welcome, To the Weak in Faith September 15, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

September 7, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Great I Am August 31, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

What Was She Thinking? August 24, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Little Brother, All Grown Up August 17, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Wrestling With God and Ourselves August 10, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Biblical Marriage July 27, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

A Place to Lay His Head July 20, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Deserve’s Got Nothing to Do With It July 13, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Elsa, Anna, and Rebekah: How You Tell the Story July 6, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Mysterious Blessings of Community June 8, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

A Blaze of Glory June 8, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Who Will Protect Us Now June 1, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Greater Than Can Be Imagined May 25, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Stones For Christ May 18, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

What I Learned in Community May 11, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Two Disciples Converged In A Desert Road May 4, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Didymus Thomas April 27, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Running to the Resurrection April 20, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Children in Palms April 13, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Pain of Resurrection April 6, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Serious Temptation March 9, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Transfiguration and Transformation March 2, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

When Your Cheek is Sore February 23, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Weaned Children of God February 16, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Reflections from the Snow February 9, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

What Kind Love February 2, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Fishing in the Fields January 26, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Kings Shall Rise Up January 19, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Things Known and Things Unknown January 12, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Lighting Up the World January 5, 2014 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Christmas Presence December 29, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Christmas Message December 24, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Kingdoms of Love and Fear December 22, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Prophetic Imperfection December 15, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

The Polk County Wilderness December 8, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Come, Let us Walk in the Light of the Lord December 1, 2013 Ankeny United Church of Christ MP3

Why Are You Still Waiting? September 29, 2013 Congregational Church, UCC, in Iowa City MP3

What Are You Waiting For? (with Pete Knapp) September 29, 2013 Congregational Church, UCC, in Iowa City MP3

The Return of the Lost Sheep September 15, 2013 Ankeny UCC MP3

A Slave to Love September 8, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City MP3

A Meal Fit for a King September 1, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City MP3

Dreaming on the Sabbath August 25, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City MP3

The Race in Front of Us August 18, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City MP3

Light Your Lamps August 11, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City
MP3

Finding the Happy Ending August 4, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City
MP3

Different Prayers July 28, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City
MP3

Bothered and Bewildered in Bethany July 21, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City
MP3

Won’t You Be my Neighbor July 14, 2013 North Reading Union Congregational Church
MP3

The Freedom to Act July 7, 2013 Congregational UCC in Iowa City
MP3

We ARE Justified by Faith May 26, 2013, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA) MP3

What Winning Looks Like April 14, 2013, Cullowhee Baptist Church MP3

When to Walk Away November 25, 2012, Cullowhee Baptist Church MP3

A Loved Child of God September 23, 2012, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA) MP3

Here is the Steeple July 22, 2012, Congregational UCC in Iowa City

Hope for the Future June 10, 2012, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA)

You Had to Be There April 15, 2012 Cullowhee Baptist Church

Advent Every Day November 29, 2011, Cullowhee Baptist Church

Faith Like the Noontide Sun January 2, 2011, Congregational UCC in Iowa City Flash Video   iPhone

Get Scrooged December 26, 2010, Congregational UCC in Iowa City
Flash Video   iPhone

The Scourge of Denominationalism May 16, 2010, Second Congregational UCC of Beverly

Straight on Till Morn, March 7, 2010, Second Congregational UCC of Beverly

A New Light for a New Year, November 29, 2009, Second Congregational UCC of Beverly

I Doubt It April 15, 2009, Andover Chapel, Harvard Divinity Shool, Flash Video   iPhone

You are Not Dismissed December 28, 2008, Congregational UCC in Iowa CIty

Keeping Watch, August 10, 2008, North Prospect Union UCC

The Blessing of Thomas, April 3, 2005, North Prospect Union UCC