Lars Wiberg 30 Dec 2012
In modern times it seems as if Christmas lasts but a day; however, this is not the case. Christmas is more than one day, it is a whole collection of days (12). If we move two quickly through Christmas, we shut our awarness of the Lord's advent out of our thought, and in turn out of our lives.
Kevin K. Baxter 26 Dec 2011
The birth of our Lord brings issues of power and control to Herod. When the wise men visit, Herod hopes to use these visitors to eliminate that fear. This story holds a deep truth about our self governing as well. When the Lord is born in our hearts, we must be cautious of the selfishness that threatens it. A re-broadcast from a few years ago.
Kevin K. Baxter 18 Dec 2011
Rather than fighting over issues of doctrine, we need to understand that the main purpose of faith is to open our mind to a deeper understanding of our faith. If we judge other's faith and life, we are missing the point. A home for the Lord is all He asks.
Kevin K. Baxter 11 Dec 2011
Most people look at commercialism as the downfall of Christmas, but what if it is not? The Christmas spirit is alive in presents, lights, trees, and hats. These things are all doorways to a deeper life of faith with the Lord if we nurture them.
Kevin K. Baxter 07 Dec 2011
We all need to retreat from time to time. Even people of the greatest faith need time to retreat from the conflicts of life and faith. In retreating and returning, we are able to reconnect with the core of our faith and stoke the the fires of passion that lead us in our faith lives. If we do not take the time to reconnect with the simple truths of our faith, we run the risk of perverting the Lord's truth.
Kevin K. Baxter 27 Nov 2011
Like silver, our lives need refining. Life is not a series of random accidents that help us get where we are. We are charged by the Lord to work on life and faith, which in turns makes us happier and more fulfilled. This sermon from the past was preached by Rev. Kevin Baxter on the December 5th, 2012.
Kevin K. Baxter 20 Nov 2011
Exploring a passage in Mt. where Jesus tells the disciples that when they help the least of his family they are helping him. This text is about more than certain kind actions, it is also holds a key to spiritual growth and development that will transform
Kevin K. Baxter 13 Nov 2011
We often hear in scripture that the Lord calls for the wealthy to give to the poor. In the Gospel of Matthew, the Lord talks about how those who have some will have an abundance, where as those who have nothing more will be taken from them. This sermon points how a deeper meaning lies just under the surface, a deeper meaning on how exactly we can get through life's darker times.
Kevin K. Baxter 16 Oct 2011
This sermon is about the passage from Exodus where Moses asks to see God. Even just a glimpse of the backside of God walking by transforms his face forever.
Kevin K. Baxter0 4 Apr 2011
The fourth sermon in The fourth sermon in our Lenten series of the Plagues. These stories are not just events depicted in the scriptures, they are a map for a profound spiritual change. Unfortunately, these changes can take us through difficult and dark times. But, if we can understand these moments as opportunities for growth and change, we can navigate dark times better. our Lenten series of the Plagues. These stories are not just events depicted in the scriptures, they are a map for a profound spiritual change.
Kevin K. Baxter 27 Mar 2011
This episode covers the way we use our falsity and rationalizations as a basis for action. This way of living slowly moves us toward a deep spiritual saddness where our heart longs for something better.
Kevin K. Baxter 20 Mar 2011
In this podcast, we explore Moses's miraculous act of turning water into blood. The nile was more than simply a river, it is a life line for all goods and services of the day. To loose it as a resource is significant. However, this story is not just about the nile; rather, it is the story of the Lord's truth and love flowing into a person, and how we have the ability to look to God or look the things of this world... Listen to find out more.
Kevin K. Baxter 13 Mar 2011
This is the beginning of a Lenten sermon series on several of the plagues. They are more than just a Biblical story, they are a key to understanding our sadness and the transformative power of the Lord.
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