All Baptists Together

Jesus’s baptism showed us how the Holy Spirit can come upon any one of us. The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us that the Holy Spirit’s presence makes the powerful uncomfortable, and that controversy often follows it. In this time when we celebrate a memory of Dr. King that does not recall the controversy, it is important to recognize that prophets are often not recognized when they are living, and that we must love deeply even when we are suspicious about motives and individuals. Recognizing flaws in ourselves and society gives us hope that we can change them.
January 18, 2015

Children in Palms

Sermon Text Matthew 21:1-11
Preached April 13, 2014 in Ankeny UCC

What changes in the crowds between Sunday and Friday? When are we part of the anonymous acclimation, and when are we like Jesus’s disciples who quietly procure the donkey and colt he needs? Where will we be when the work must be done?

Things Known and Things Unknown

Preached in Ankeny UCC by Nathan Willard on January 12, 2014
Sermon Text John 1:1-18

When does the student surpass the teacher?