No Judgments, Just Jesus

Sermons by Rich Vincent

“It Ain’t Gonna Build Itself”: Some Assembly Required (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Paul calls the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. During his earthly ministry, Christ promised to build his church. The risen and ascended Christ has put us together and equipped us with gifts for the common good of our life together. By sharing life and gifts together, the church grows into christlikeness.…

Ordinary Time 22 – Prepared to Wait: Don’t Let Your Lamp Go Out (Matthew 25:1-13)

Jesus tells a parable that is particularly relevant for us during this strange and unique time. He speaks of ten guests at a wedding where ALL were ready for a wonderful event, but only HALF were ready for the wait that preceded it. The “foolish” (according to Jesus) were prepared for a party, but the “wise” were prepared for unexpected and long…

Unity of the Spirit: Practices to Maintain Peace (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Paul begs the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. In order to fulfill this “high calling” it is necessary to cultivate humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance. Join us for our “After the Through the Bible Zoom Chat” at 7:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87901487440 Password is the same for regulars. If you need it, contact…

Ordinary Time 21 – Abuses of Power: Leading Christ’s Way (Matthew 23:1-12)

Jesus warns of the “dark side” of leadership. Leaders who do not practice what they preach, are merciless toward others, flaunt their piety, and crave recognition, honor, and superior standing find themselves at odds with God’s kingdom. Like Jesus, the greatest leader shall be the humble servant. Opening Hymn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Closing Doxology: Praise God from Whom All…

Ordinary Time 20 – The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40)

This jam-packed service begins with a special word from our Wisconsin Conference Minister, Franz Rigert, followed by an update concerning the India Gala. In today’s message, Jesus reveals the two commands at the heart of his teaching: Love God supremely, and love others as we love ourselves. All other divine commands are simply a footnote to these two commandments. Opening Hymn: Sun…