Sermons

9/18/16 I Stand By the Door

I Stand By the Door by Rev. L. John Gable September 18, 2016 Last week I shared a message with you based on the beautiful passage from John’s Revelation where we hear the risen Lord saying, “Listen, I am standing at the door knocking; if you hear My voice and open the...

9/11/16 I Stand at the Door

I Stand at the Door by Rev. L. John Gable September 11, 2016 I cannot read this passage from Revelation 3 without thinking of the story of the minister who was out making calls one afternoon and stopped by a parishioner’s home, unannounced.  He rang the doorbell, but...

8/28/16 Cross Training

Cross Training by Rev. L. John Gable August 28, 2016 So, have you recuperated from the Olympics yet?  Just watching them can be exhausting, much less competing in them.  They truly are a magnificent spectacle, not only of sport, but of human dedication and achievement...

7/31/16 Take Time

Take Time by Rev. L. John Gable July 31, 2016 Many of you are aware that this past year I was invited to join the faculty of a program sponsored by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church called CREDO.  Credo is designed for the health and well-being of...

7/17/16 One Anothering

One Anothering by Rev. L. John Gable July 17, 2016 We come today to the end of our study of the book of Galatians, and it is my hope that it has been as beneficial for you as it has been for me.  As we’ve seen this letter has been a tough one, both to read and I’m...

7/10/16 Faithfulness Brings Fruitfulness

Faithfulness Brings Fruitfulness by Rev. L. John Gable July 10, 2016 I want to talk with you this morning about something with which I have had a moderate amount of experience and only limited success: lawn and gardening.  In our many years of homeownership I have...

7/3/16 Freedom From, Freedom For

Freedom From, Freedom For by Rev. L. John Gable July 3, 2016, 2016 How many of you remember the 1970’s?  That sounds like the set up to a popular joke, “If you remember the 70’s you probably didn’t actually live through them.” If you remember the 70’s, then you will...

6/26/16 Heartfelt

Heartfelt by Rev. L. John Gable June 26, 2016 Have you ever had a relationship that was so fractured you wondered if it could ever be repaired?  A falling out with someone, a parent, a child, a brother, a sister, a long-time friend, that once was close and loving, but...

6/19/16 No Longer That, Now This

No Longer That, Now This by Rev. L. John Gable June 19, 2016 When was the last time you heard someone say, “What we really need is a few more laws?” Never, right?  Yet we are a people who are continually adding new laws to the books in order, somehow, to try to...

6/5/16 You Have a Story, Too

You Have a Story, Too by Rev. L. John Gable June 5, 2016 If you were with us last week in worship, and I know a number of you were otherwise engaged in another event of some significance going on in the city; however, if you were in worship with us you may recall that...

5/29/16 Remember This

Remember This by Rev. L. John Gable May 29, 2016 For the next several weeks we are going to study Paul’s letter to the Galatians and I believe his first and greatest concern for the people in the churches in that region is that they had lost their minds, they had...

5/22/16 Do You Know Your Because?

Do You Know Your Because? by Rev. Oscar Clavel May 22, 2016 A question that arose during the early days of computer sciences was, “What is it that humans can do that computers cannot?” Computers could play chess better than us, they could work out complex mathematical...

5/15/16 What’s All the Babblin’ About?

What's All the Babblin' About? by Rev. L. John Gable May 15, 2016 - Pentecost Sunday Given your understanding of the nature of God and the teaching of Scripture, what would you say is God’s intention and desire for humanity – unity or division?  Solidarity or...

5/8/16 Touched By Grace

Touched By Grace, Rev. L. John Gable May 8, 2016 How is it that you came to be who you are today?  Have you ever stopped to consider the factors which have influenced your life to make you the unique individual you are?  The circumstances which brought you to this...

5/1/16 Let’s Go Over There

Sea Stories: Let's Go Over There by Rev. L. John Gable May 1, 2016 I know you could hardly endure it, but I wish we could present this whole series of sermons to you in just one sitting – without having a week between them – without having them seem like stand-alone...