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In addition to sermon audio and video files, many of our sermons have other resources available like extended summaries and study guides. Our archive dates back to 1992 and all resources are free to download and distribute. Most sermons are by our Senior Pastor, Greg Boyd.

For God So Loved You

• Greg Boyd

Jesus was born and we celebrate this fact because God loved the entire world. We also celebrate Christmas because God loves each one of us in a specific way. God so loves the world and God so loves you individually that he sent his son. It’s WH tradition to share a story with coloring pages for kids on Christmas Eve. This year we hear about Jack the donkey’s special journey in The Promised Star. Download coloring pages for your kids (or yourself!) at the link below!

Topics: Christmas, Love


For the Joy Set Before Us

• Greg Boyd

How do we experience joy in the midst of struggle and suffering? Jesus and the early church provide a model for such joy, a kind of joy that does not ignore the reality of the difficulties that we face, but that gives us the ability to see beyond those circumstances to embrace the promise that God is making all things right.

Topics: Christmas, Joy


People of the Plot Twist

• Osheta Moore

The story of the encounter between Mary the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist offers a model for how we can bring peace in the midst of conflict. A plot twist that shifts the narrative from animosity to blessing. In this sermon, Osheta visits this story.

Topics: End Times, Hope, Resurrection


Participating In Hope

• Greg Boyd

When Jesus was presented at the temple as a baby, Simeon saw the fulfillment of his hope for salvation. This weekend's sermon explores the nature of that hope, and challenges the common view that our hope is for an escape from the world.

Topics: End Times, Hope, Resurrection


Neon Sheep

• Dan Kent

This sermon asks what it means for God’s people to be salt and light in practical terms. Dan proposes three practical ways that we can move toward and embrace this call of God upon our lives.

Topics: Discipleship, Kingdom of God


A City On a Hill

• Greg Boyd

Jesus said that God’s people are a city on a hill, a blessed people who are called to be a blessing to others, giving forth light and hope. What does this mean in an Old Testament context, one that lies behind the words of Jesus? And what does this mean for us today?

Topics: Hope, Salvation


Radiant

• Tara Beth Leach

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” In this sermon, we learn how being the light is much more than simply doing good deeds. It entails God’s call upon God’s people to be a distinct people who walk in covenant with him and shine forth an alternative pattern of living for all to see.

Topics: Discipleship, Kingdom of God


Stay Salty

• Greg Boyd

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.” What are the functions of salt, and what does this mean for us today? How does this shape the way we interact with the world? Greg explores these questions in this sermon.

Topics: Discipleship, Kingdom of God


Moving Forward

• Cedrick Baker, Emily Morrison, Kevin Callaghan, Paul Eddy

This final sermon is a panel discussion that addresses practical issues of being a Kingdom ambassador who offers Jesus' kind of love in the divisive political environment that we experience today.

Topics: Conflict, Kingdom of God, Peace


Principles Without Poison

• Kevin Callaghan, Shawna Boren

God has called us to seek the peace of the land in which we live, to be God’s ambassadors who offer a third way. How do we do this? In this conversational sermon, Bill Doherty, from the organization Braver Angels, shares his experience of leading workshops that include Democrats and Republicans with the goal of helping each group understand the other.

Topics: Conflict, Kingdom of God, Peace


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