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Recent Sermons

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.

Upgrade Your Umwelt

• Greg Boyd

In this sermon, Greg challenges us to upgrade our umwelt. He expands on what Emily introduced in the previous week, and provides three practical ways that we can increase our ability to see God and enter into the knowledge of his transcendent glory.

Topics: Imagination, Presence of God


Don’t be a Mantis Shrimp

• Emily Morrison

John was invited to enter a door to see into the throne room of God. This was not a physical seeing. It was a spiritual experience, where he saw into another dimension of reality. What does it mean to see into this other world, to experience God in this distinctly different way? This sermon, by Emily Morrison, encourages us to embrace the gift of seeing God in this radically different way.

Topics: Imagination, Presence of God


The Crystal Sea

• Greg Boyd

In John’s vision in Revelation 4, he sees a sea of glass, which represents peace. What does this vision of peace mean for life when we are surrounded by chaos, evil and the constant barrage of all that is not peaceful? This vision of peace came before the final victory of sin and death. This peace is our inheritance in the present. We only need to see it and embrace it as God’s gift to us.

Topics: Peace, Presence of God, Spiritual Warfare


Attention!

• Greg Boyd

In this sermon, Greg calls the church to pay attention to the reality of spiritual warfare that pervades our world, and then he follows this with direction on the necessity and the ways to resist the powers that war against God’s kingdom.

Topics: Hope, Kingdom of God, Spiritual Warfare


Making Space

• Greg Boyd

In this sermon, Greg shares a second letter to the church of Woodland Hills that follows the form of the seven churches in Revelation. This letter praises the generosity expressed by the church, and it admonishes individuals regarding the need to live hospitably by examining how our time is eaten up by trivial and distracting busyness.

Topics: Community, Hospitality, Relationships


Revival Time

• Greg Boyd

This sermon applies the instruction to “hear” what the Spirit said to the seven churches from Revelation by offering a letter to our church today. Specifically, it is a call to revival, to enter into a new space of renewal so that we might wake up to the work of the Spirit in and around us.

Topics: Repentance, Transformation


Preparing for the Time of Testing

• Greg Boyd

In the last letter to the seven churches, Jesus speaks of the endurance of the Philadelphians. They endure in times of trial and Jesus promises to keep them so that they might overcome and remain faithful. In this sermon, Greg challenges us to remain faithful in the midst of trials so that we might live in love, even when we face resistance.

Topics: Faithfulness, Love, Temptation


Redeeming Creation

• Greg Boyd

Jesus rose on that first Easter Sunday in his physical body. He was not a disembodied ghost. This demonstrates that the resurrection is not merely about the salvation of our souls. It’s about bringing all things into wholeness: the physical experience of our bodies, other creatures and the entire world. In this sermon, Greg calls us into this radical vision of God’s comprehensive salvation.

Topics: Resurrection, Salvation, Transformation


Seven Candles

• Shawna Boren

On this Good Friday, we held a reflective, experiential service titled Seven Candles, in order to fit with the theme of the service. We don’t have a written summary, study guide or audio file for this service. Instead, we hope you’ll take the time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus, as well as partake in the experience of the service as you’re able. You can watch/listen via the YouTube video. You can find this year’s Easter service (along with a summary, study guide and audio) here.

Topics: Hope, Sacrifice


The Problem With Palm Sunday

• Dan Kent

This sermon narrates how Jesus was proclaimed as the Jewish Messiah by the people as they laid palm leaves as he entered Jerusalem. This is contrasted with their condemnation of Jesus to death, and it asks why they made this radical shift. Why did they adore him on Sunday and seek his crucifixion within the same week? These insights will open our eyes to what Jesus was doing, and what he is now doing in our world.

Topics: Faith, Non-Violence, Power


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