Preached June 1, 2014 in Ankeny UCC John 17:1-11
Preached April 27, 2014 in Ankeny UCC by Rev. Nathan Willard Sermon Text: John 20:19â€“31 We see Thomas in a moment of pain, confusion, and weakness. For this, he has been judged by the west as “Doubting Thomas.” But his story was different in India, where his disciples were found by Vasco De Gama in… Continue reading Didymus Thomas
Preached April 20 (Easter!), 2014 in Ankeny UCC by Nathan Willard Sermon Text: John 20:1â€“18 Mary was so overcome by the disappearance of Jesus that she ran back to the other disciples, who likewise ran back to the tomb. What does the resurrection compel us to do? What are we running to?
Preached in Ankeny UCC by Rev. Nathan Willard Sermon Text: John 11:1-45 Mary and Martha both suffer in their disappointment at Jesus’s failure to save their brother. We don’t hear Lazarus’s reaction to his resurrection, but we spend a long time with his sisters’ responses to his death. What do their reactions bring out in… Continue reading The Pain of Resurrection
Preached January 26, 2014 in Ankeny UCC by Nathan Willard Sermon Text Matthew 4:12-23 In his call to his first disciples, Jesus goes to where they are, and offers them the opportunity to continuing to work as they had been, only more so. Not only fishermen, they would be fishers of people, able to use… Continue reading Fishing in the Fields