Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
Less Creeds, More Deeds

Less Creeds, More Deeds

January 19, 2020

Click to listen to Part 2 in the Progressive Christianity series. In this message, Rev. Wheeler ties together MLK, Jr.’s legacy and some ancient Christian communities who were wrestling with what it means to be faithful. “Faithfulness takes practice,” Wheeler asserts. Based on James 2:8-17.

Progressive Christianity: What’s Old is New Again

Progressive Christianity: What’s Old is New Again

January 12, 2020

Click to listen to part 1 in this new series on Progressive Christianity. Rev. Wheeler argues that Progressive Christianity is actually a very ancient, historically grounded expression of the Christian faith by exploring the sacrament of Baptism. Based on Matthew 3:13-17.

If Only…

If Only…

January 8, 2020

Rev. Wheeler preached this sermon today based on the brotherly murder story of Cain and Abel from Genesis 4 at Phillips Theological Seminary. It was geared for his classmates but he thought some of you might enjoy hearing how preachers “preach” to one another as well as wrestling with this story of violence— especially as current events find our nation on the brink of war.

Light and Life

Light and Life

January 5, 2020

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s message from Jan. 5, 2020 based on John 1:1-18. “The glory of God is a human fully alive,” he asserts. Learning to respect the inherent dignity of each and every person is a challenging endeavor, but one followers of Jesus are called to pursue.

Christmas Eve 2019, “The Wonders of This Night”

Christmas Eve 2019, “The Wonders of This Night”

December 24, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s Christmas Eve message. He suggests that the manger could have been inside the living room of the host family that first Christmas night. What ramifications does this have for the hospitality we offer the “guests” in our lives?

The Wonders of God’s Love

The Wonders of God’s Love

December 22, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today based on Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph had a dream and the courage of his convictions to see it through. As a result, love was born anew in this world.

The Wonders of God’s Joy

The Wonders of God’s Joy

December 15, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today based on Luke 1:46-55 (Mary’s Magnificat). “The Marys of this world and those whose ears can hear the joyful song of the Kin-dom of God must lead the way in the work of God’s justice,” he contends.

The Wonders of God’s Peace

The Wonders of God’s Peace

December 8, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today, the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Based on Isaiah 11:1-10, he makes the case that peace is intentionally built by people with the vision to see what our world could be.

The Wonders of God’s Hope

The Wonders of God’s Hope

December 1, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s message that celebrated the Advent theme of hope. “Hope means doing the next right thing while noticing how it connects to the next right thing your neighbor is doing.” Along the way, he describes how this text from Matthew 24:36-44 has been distorted by the American “rapture” theory. “Hope means staying grounded,” he says. “Not flying away.”

“ ‘Be Still:’ Finding Grace & Gratitude Amidst 21st Century Insanity”

“ ‘Be Still:’ Finding Grace & Gratitude Amidst 21st Century Insanity”

November 24, 2019

Click to listen to this recording from today of Mr. Garrett King offering this timely message based on Psalm 46.