COTA Sermons2018-07-25T23:17:03-05:00

Pentecost 24 (Proper 27B)

November 8, 2015

All Saints Day

November 1, 2015
Of course there came a time when I recieved the faith of my forebears as my own; but the longer I live, the more I’ve come to understand that Christianity…

Pentecost 22 (Proper 25B)

October 25, 2015
Helen Keller is cited as saying, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”  Whether in the desert or oasis times of life, God is calling each…

Pentecost 21 (Proper 24B)

October 18, 2015
In 1979 Bob Dylan released an album called “Slow Train Coming,” a collection of songs written out of his new Christian faith. Bob had converted to Christianity a few years…

Pentecost 20 (Proper-23B)

October 11, 2015
Compartmentalization or Integration ... I was deeply troubled and saddened by the article, because the last thing Ryan needs is “compartmentalization.” His only hope for addressing the significant challenges he…

Pentecost 19 (Proper-22B)

October 4, 2015
The road to discipleship is a road of Kingdom restoration by redeeming fallen humanity. Today, we specifically see this expressed in Jesus’ unwavering commitment to the covenant of marriage. He…

Pentecost 18 (Proper 21B)

September 27, 2015
A strong sense of identity grounds us and helps us to recognize and cast down stumbling blocks – both those we encounter and those we could present to others. Our…

Pentecost 17 (Proper 20B)

September 20, 2015
Pride, along with selfish-ambition, envy and fear are often found deep within broken lives. We’ve all known leaders who want every bit of attention, focus, and accolade to point back…

Pentecost 16 (Proper 19B)

September 13, 2015
Bearing our cross is a choice of faithful discipleship. It is a voluntary form of sacrificial obedience that identifies us completely with Christ. Bearing our cross is not making the…

Pentecost 15 (Proper 18B)

September 6, 2015
Faith conquers fear. Faith in action is both gift and choice. Faith in action breaks down barriers and unites families and communities. Faith in action stands against and opposes the…