Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
The Jazz of Easter

The Jazz of Easter

April 21, 2019

Life and faith require a bit of improvisation! Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s Easter 2019 sermon— “The Jazz of Easter.”

The Courage of Our Convictions

The Courage of Our Convictions

April 14, 2019

Click to listen to Reverend Wheeler’s Palm Sunday message in which he suggests that Palm Sunday may well have been the birthday of the Church.

Keep the Poor with You Always

Keep the Poor with You Always

April 7, 2019

Rev. Wheeler tackles one of the most misapplied scriptures in all of the Bible in this message and explains the inseparable connection Jesus calls his followers to have with the poor. Click to listen to this sermon based on John 12:1-8.

Relationships in the Light of Justice

Relationships in the Light of Justice

March 31, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler speak on the value and demands of justice on all of life’s relationships. Based on Hebrews 13:1-19.

In Loving Memory of Deborah Gale

In Loving Memory of Deborah Gale

March 14, 2019

Click to listen to the eulogy Rev. Wheeler offered on March 14, 2019, at the funeral service of Deborah Gale.

The Voices Inside our Heads

The Voices Inside our Heads

March 10, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler preach, “The Voices Inside our Heads,” based on Luke 4:1-13. How do we handle our “wilderness” stretches in life? Do we believe the voices in our heads?

We Cannot Stay on the Mountain

We Cannot Stay on the Mountain

March 3, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s Transfiguration Sunday sermon. He responds to the United Methodist Church’s specially called General Conference decisions this past week and suggests that churches cannot stay detached from the pains the world experiences. Instead, people of faith must “come down from the mountain” and stay engaged in the struggles for justice.

Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle

February 24, 2019

Rev. Wheeler tackles one of the most difficult and challenging teachings of Jesus in this sermon; loving enemies and doing good to those who do us harm. We may not WANT to do this, he says. But we sure NEED to.

Creation and Evolution are Great Friends

Creation and Evolution are Great Friends

February 17, 2019

Click to listen to Part 4 (final part) from the series, “Previously Banned Conversations at Church,” where Rev. Wheeler makes the case that science and faith do not need to conflict.

Prayer for Non-Magical People

Prayer for Non-Magical People

February 10, 2019

Part 3 in the series, “Previously Banned Conversations at Church.” This week Rev. Wheeler offers some straight talk about prayer, different ways of understanding prayer— and suggests that we don’t have to expect supernatural intervention when we pray. Sometimes, he says, prayer is contemplation followed by faithful action.