Thursday, June 4, 2020
A short message concerning what we can do together to assist our African
American brothers and sisters to push back against the sin of racism so
deeply baked into our society. It's a message of encouragement for
everyone and a call to action.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
On Tuesday evening, April 14, 2020, we explored Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, what it meant to be the Messiah, and head toward the culmination of Jesus' ministry on earth and all that means for us. Please join us Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber).
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m., we picked up where we left off before Lent. We will be wrapping up our discussion of material leading up to the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus over the next few weeks.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
John 1:1-5: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
The world all around us, even in the midst of crisis, awakens and speaks to us these truths.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
We are going to explore Jesus as a miracle worker this week and see what that means for us this Lenten season when so much has been tossed up in the air by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we continued our study of Jesus, using the book Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We explored Jesus as friend. He was a friend to his disciples, to the outcasts, to the overlooked, the powerless, and the lost. He is our friend as well. See what that means for us. If you like what you see and want to join in on Tuesday evenings, connecting with others interested in seeing how our faith is applicable to our daily lives and making a personal connection in the age of "social distancing," go to YouTube and subscribe at my J.S. Brooks channel and become part of the conversation. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber. . ~Rev. Jeff Snyder
Monday, March 16, 2020
Sermon for Sunday, March 15, 2020, based on John 4:7-14, the most complex story in the book of John, in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. Life application connections made to the current coronavirus pandemic facing us all. This was an experiment (as so many pastors were making that Sunday) using Facebook Live for the first time. The recording you see here was made in parallel with that recording. That's why the angle and you see me looking between my computer screen (with camera and microphone) and my iPad with my sermon notes.
Friday, March 13, 2020
On Tuesday evening, March 10, we set aside the book of Mark for the rest of March. We're giving up Mark for Lent and giving up a little of our personal time to study Jesus together. We're going to grow in faith as we puzzle over what Jesus means to us. The book by Max Lucado titled Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name will be the focus of our study. Come watch. All are welcome. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder
This is the sermon from Sunday, March 8, 2020, based on Matthew 4:1-11. This is the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and how that experience applies in our lives today. Really, the title says it all. Everyone is invited to watch.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
When we went live on Tuesday, February 4, we explored Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) to start things off with a splash. Come watch and see where we went from there. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience! We even had a technical difficulty to spice things up. I may edit that out one of these days. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
This sermon is based on Luke 22:39-46. Prior to every major event in his ministry and often during his work, Jesus would head off for times of solitude. Jesus would go into the wilderness and pray to God. Learn the advantages of solitude in our lives as well. All are welcome and everyone is invited to watch.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Here is the sermon from the second week of January, catching up with those wise men from the East, determined to honor Jesus as the king they know him to be and all that gets stirred up because of their faith. See what that means for us.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Sermon beginning 2020, based on John 1:10-18. Showing us a productive way of heading into the new year on a solid footing, understanding the role Jesus plays in our lives. Come and watch. All are welcome. Have a blessed 2020.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The sermon on the Sunday before Christmas, December 22, 2019, exploring the significance of the Christmas story for us today. This is the story of the challenge Joseph has when discovers the circumstances of her pregnancy and how he intends to deal with that situation as a righteous man. There is a lot worth reviewing there, a great deal about God changing human expectations. Come and see.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 15, 2019, the third Sunday in Advent. The sermon is based on Matthew 11:2-11 and deals with our expectations ... and how disappointed we are when expectations remain unmet. Jesus wasn't interested in meeting human expectations for the Messiah, a kingdom bringer, a royal Messiah of might. Jesus had other ideas. Now we are challenged by the reality of Jesus versus our expectations. Do we accept Jesus as "the one" on his own terms?
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Here is the sermon for Sunday, December 1, 2019, the first Sunday of Advent. Based on Matthew 24:36-44, we take a look forward to Jesus' Second Advent, Jesus' return to this world. When should we expect this? How should we prepare? What should we do? So many questions. Come and watch. See what Jesus has to tell us in answer to our questions.