Category archives: Sermons

  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 24: 1-12) “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” That’s the question the visitors asked the women at the tomb on Easter morning.  And I’ve been rolling that question around in my head all week, thinking about this moment we are in right now, this Easter real... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Luke 19: 28-40) Have you ever been disappointed? Hoped that something would turn out one way and it turned out another? Expected that something was going to be ok but then it turned out it wasn’t going to be ok? Do you know the feeling of disappointment, the sense of struggle... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (John 12: 1-8) There are only a handful of stories that appear in all four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Our story today is one of them - this story of a woman washing Jesus’ feet.  Thing is, they are not really the same story.  I mean, anytime a story is recounted i... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley(Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32) We continue our Lenten sermon series, “God Moves,” looking this morning at the 15th chapter of Luke, verses 1-3 and 11b-32. When you say it like that, it probably doesn‘t ring much of a bell. But when you call it by it’s more familiar name, “the ... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley(Luke 13: 1-9) There is a fence that runs across the back of our yard.  They started building it hours after we closed on the house, and they finished it hours before we moved in.  We built the fence thinking mostly about what needed to stay in - our four dogs at the t... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Luke 13: 31-35) I must admit that I deeply struggled with this passage. What does it mean? There are too many theological obstacles for me to work through to identify where the good news is. Maybe you also found it a bit confusing, where is the good news in this complex text?... [read more]
  • God Moves into the Desert Rev. Grace Lindvall (Deuteronomy 8:1-10, Luke 4:1-13) Swiss theologian Paul Tournier tells this story about a pastor and his confirmation class. The pastor asked his confirmation class, “what is religion?” One young man shot his hand into the air to exclaim the ce... [read more]
  • Mark Ramsey (John 8: 2-12) Rev. Mark Ramsey is Executive Director of Macedonia Ministries, and was our 2019 Gilchrist Sunday speaker.
  • Steve Lindsley (Matthew 13: 24-30) Some number of years ago, back in my regular gigging days, I was trying to come up with artwork for an album I was working on.  It was back when I was in seminary - hence, the budget was tight.  Actually, there was no budget.  So I called in some favors fro... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 9: 22-25, Philippians 2: 5-11) It is the summer of 2000 and I find myself in Puerto Rico on a youth mission trip - along with, I might add, my wife, Kim and Kato Nims, and Lydia Mobley; all of who were part of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington at the time.  We l... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Matthew 7: 7-11; Romans 8: 18-28) “This is how the pendulum slowly shifts in the other direction, by the very act of howling in the wind, which always blows back eventually, a breeze carrying seeds.” Anne Lamott Will you pray with me? God of the faithful, God of the doubte... [read more]