Sermons

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...

11/20/16 What Are You Doing Here?

What Are You Doing Here? by Rev. L. John Gable November 20, 2016 Much as Eric Kropp is serving as our seminary intern as part of his education and preparation for ministry as a student at Christian Theological Seminary, so we were required to do field education when I...

10/30/16 The Witness of the Martyrs

The Witness of the Martyrs by Rev. L. John Gable October 30, 2016 On this All Saints/Reformation Sunday, we mark and remember the movement within the Christian Church we have come to call the Protestant Reformation which began in 1517 under the leadership of the...

10/16/16 Faith at Work: Sola Fide

Faith at Work: Sola Fide by Rev. L. John Gable October 16, 2016 A number of years ago I was leading a confirmation retreat for a group of 7th and 8th graders. We were talking about “basic Christianity” and in one of my talks I was trying to tell them about what it...

10/9/16 Teach and Train: Sola Scriptura

Teach and Train: Sola Scriptura by Rev. L. John Gable October 9, 2016 What is it the role of Scripture in your faith walk, in your rule of life, in your desire for spiritual growth?  That is the question I would like for us to explore this morning as it is one of the...

10/2/16 Which Is Greater?

Which Is Greater? by Rev. L. John Gable October 2, 2016 I would like for you to ponder a question with me this morning.  Which is greater: 72,814 or 1?  Before you answer, let me tell you a story. One Sunday morning several months ago, June 26th to be exact, the...

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...