Sermons

6/18/17 All That I Have Is Yours

All That I Have is Yours by Rev. L. John Gable June 18, 2016 Jesus was the master story teller and His primary mode of telling was the use of parables and His most famous or familiar parable is the one we read this morning from Luke15.  I could argue that this short...

6/4/17 Under New Management

Under New Management by Rev. L. John Gable June 4, 2017 We have all seen signs hanging in restaurants or hotels or businesses which say, “Under New Management”.  Those signs announce that something has changed; that there is new leadership, perhaps a new direction;...

5/28/17 Now That You’re Home

Now That You're Home by Rev. L. John Gable May 28, 2017 If you were with us last week you will remember, I hope, (although I have been teased that no one remembers what I say past Wednesday, so I am putting you to the test) that we talked about heaven, and you may...

5/21/17 You’re Not Home Yet

You're Not Home Yet by Rev. L. John Gable May 21, 2017 Did you hear the one about the man who died and went to heaven?  You probably have, and you could likely fill in that introduction with any one of a dozen different jokes, most having something to do with golf, or...

5/14/17 Commanded to Love

Commanded to Love by Rev. L. John Gable May 15, 2017 Our lesson from John’s Gospel is part of the last, extended time and teaching that Jesus had with His disciples.  According to John’s telling, after the Last Supper but before His arrest, Jesus gave this final...

4/30/17 The Architecture of Worship

The Architecture of Worship by Rev. L. John Gable April 30, 2017 At various junctures in the narrative of the Old Testament the leader of the people, whether it be Moses or Joshua or another, would instruct the people to build a mound of rocks as a perpetual marker...

4/16/17 But

But by Rev. L. John Gable April 16, 2017 I don’t know how many times I have read the Easter story in each of the four Gospels, but I noticed something this year in Luke’s telling that I have never noticed before.  The whole Easter story, which means the whole Gospel...

4/9/17 Come Join the Parade

Come Join the Parade by Rev. L. John Gable April 9, 2017 On the church calendar this Sunday before Easter is given two designations: Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday, which means each year we have to decide which it will be for us.  We generally refer to it as Palm...

4/2/17 An Exchange of Kingdoms

An Exchange of Kingdoms (The Tool for Moving Mountains) by Rev. Oscar Clavel April 2, 2017 When I was in grade school I remember reading the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, the story about an older brother, who as an adult, reflects on the struggles and regrets of his...

3/26/17 One for All

One for All by Rev. L. John Gable March 26, 2017 On March 13, 1964, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was stabbed to death outside her apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens.  The story caught national attention, not because of the particular nature or...

3/19/17 Life Together

Life Together by Rev. L. John Gable March 19, 2017 If you were to ask me who my best friend is, not counting Kris, she is in a class all to herself, my impulsive answer would be JP.  JP and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday party when we were in elementary school...

3/12/17 Going Higher, Going Deeper

GoingHigher, Going Deeper by Rev. L. John Gable March 12, 2017 The woman in our story this morning came to the well that day looking for water, but Jesus could tell immediately she was seeking something deeper still.  This is one of the longest and most fascinating...

3/5/17 Faithfulness and Fruitfulness

Faithfulness and Fruitfulness by Rev. L. John Gable March 5, 2017 The past several weeks we have been talking about God’s grace and our response to it.  While admittedly grace is freely given to us we have also seen that there is some response, some responsibility or...

2/26/17 Gracious Goodness

Gracious Goodness by Rev. L. John Gable February 26, 2017 If you were with us last week in worship you will recall that we talked about the concept of God’s extraordinary “unfairness” we call grace.  We came to the conclusion that God’s inherent goodness shows itself...

2/19/17 Goodness Gracious

Goodness Gracious by Rev. L. John Gable February 19, 2017 As we listen to these two passages of Scripture we can’t help but be struck by what appears to be the extraordinary “unfairness” of God, but not in the way we would ordinarily think of “unfairness.”  We’ve seen...

2/5/17 The Joy of Julbilee

The Joy of Jubilee by Rev. L. John Gable February 5, 2017 During the past several weeks we have been making our way through the Exodus story and following a theme that is woven throughout all of Scripture.  Again and again, from Genesis to Revelation, we hear this...

1/29/17 Always Enough, Never Alone

Always Enough, Never Alone by Rev. L. John Gable January 29, 2017 I want you to think for a moment about what you would do to prepare before going on a long trip.  I don’t mean a weekend jaunt or even a two week summer vacation, but a long trip with an extended stay. ...

1/22/17 The Mighty Acts of God

The Mighty Acts of God by Rev. L. John Gable January 22, 2017 Many pastors, teachers and theologians have attempted to explain how God has responded to our desperate human condition through His mighty acts of deliverance in ways that are easy to tell and easy to...

1/15/17 Get Us Out of Here

Get Us Out of Here by Rev. L. John Gable January 15, 2017 2017 has been declared the “Year of Jubilee” at Tab!  The Year of Jubilee: God’s pronouncement in the book of Leviticus that every 50 years “the trumpet shall sound and liberty shall be proclaimed throughout...

1/8/17 Who Am I to Lead?

Who Am I to Lead? by Rev. L. John Gable January 8, 2017 Do any of you ever have recurring dreams?  Those occasional, yet repetitive, seemingly related dreams, or nightmares, which seem to touch on your deepest fears, anxieties or insecurities?  Young parents seem to...

Joy Comes in the Morning

Joy Comes in the Morning by Rev. L. John Gable and Rev. Oscar Clavel December 25, 2016 Vs 1:(sing) Joy to the World, the Lord is come!  Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing; and heaven and nature sing; and heaven,...

All Is Calm, All Is Bright–Or Is It?

All Is Calm, All Is Bright--Or Is It? by Rev. L. John Gable December 18, 2016 In the past several weeks I have heard several different people tell stories about inopportune breakdowns: ovens going out on Thanksgiving Day, water heaters leaking for months in unattended...

12/4/16 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus by Rev. L. John Gable December 4, 2016 Have you ever thought or planned or expected things to turn out one way, but then when they actually played out another way, you realized it was much better than you ever could have hoped for or...

11/27/16 Now Thank We All Our God

Now Thank We All Our God by Rev. L. John Gable November 27, 2016 If you have a really good memory, perhaps you will recall my telling you the story of the woman who sat on the couch and sobbed as she poured out her life story, a story filled with an endless litany of...