Sermons

7/30/17 A Season for Growing: Witness

A Season for Growing: Witness by Rev. L. John Gable July 30, 2017 As best as I can recall it was July of 1969.  I was between my 7th and 8th grade years in school and I went to the annual Lion’s Club Carnival in our suburb of St. Louis.  That evening I had a...

7/23/17 A Season for Growing: Hospitality

A Season for Growing: Hospitality by Rev. L. John Gable July 23, 2017 In April of 2015 I led a study group from Tab to the Holy Land.  After touring Israel and Palestine half of the group returned home while the other half continued on to Jordan.  I had always wanted...

7/16/17 A Season for Growing: Accountability

A Season for Growing: Accountability by Rev. L. John Gable July 16, 2017 I am not going to suggest that Jesus has favorites.  I wholeheartedly agree with the conviction that He loves each and every one of us as if there was only one of us to love, or as pastor/author...

7/9/17 A Season for Growing: Fellowship

A Season for Growing: Fellowship by Rev. L. John Gable July 9, 2017 About a year and a half ago my sister, Cindy, and her husband, Scott, moved to College Station, Texas, from the small Texas town they had lived in for the better part of 40 years.  The move has been...

7/2/17 A Season for Growing–Devotional Life

My guess is you would not think it unusual or inappropriate if your physician asked you about your physical health and regular routine of exercise, or about your diet, what you eat, how much and how often you eat, whether you eat in a hurry or at a more leisurely...

6/25/17 A Season for Growing–Prayer

A Season for Growing--Prayer by Rev. L. John Gable June 25, 2017 I know you know the song “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”, but I’m not so sure about that.  The people I talk to, particularly young families say, “Summertime and the livin’ is busy”, and when we are...

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...