Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
Care For the Poor and Fight for the Powerless

Care For the Poor and Fight for the Powerless

October 13, 2019

Click to listen to Part 5 of the “Be the Church,” series. Rev. Wheeler makes a case for a Christian ethic of social justice and compassion based on Psalm 82:3-4 and various other scripture references. “Can we learn to deeply love and defend those who can do nothing in return for us?” he asks.

Reject Racism

Reject Racism

October 6, 2019

Click to listen to Part 4 in the series, “Be the Church,” by Rev. Wheeler. He draws on the wisdom of the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:12-13, as well as important information from sociologists to share a message that addresses personal prejudice as well as systemic racial injustice.

Forgive Often

Forgive Often

September 30, 2019

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from Sept. 29, 2019, part 3 in the “Be the Church,” series. He suggests that forgiveness is the key that opens our hearts to healing and grace. Based on Luke 6:37-38.

Protect the Environment

Protect the Environment

September 22, 2019

Click to listen to Part 2 in the, “Be the Church,” series. Here, Rev. Wheeler makes the case that humanity is inseparably linked to Creation and therefore has a Christian responsibility “Protect the Environment.” Based on Psalm 24:1-2.

Be the Church

Be the Church

September 15, 2019

Click to listen Part 1 of 9 in the series, “Be the Church.” In this sermon, Rev. Wheeler suggests that the two fold marching orders of the church today matches the challenge Jesus handed to Peter and the Disciples: 1) be a force for the greater good. 2) resist evil and injustice. Based on Matthew 16:13-20.

Spiritual Grit

Spiritual Grit

September 8, 2019

Sometimes, following Jesus requires courage, toughness, a dogged sense of determination that Rev. Wheeler calls, “Spiritual Grit,” in this sermon based on Luke 14:25-33.

Humility Shrinks and Expands Us

Humility Shrinks and Expands Us

September 1, 2019

Humility means truly seeing all the people in our lives. Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today offers some guidance for those willing to do the hard work of asking some tough questions of themselves. Based on Luke 14:1, 7-14.

On Social Norms and Human Wholeness

On Social Norms and Human Wholeness

August 25, 2019

In today’s sermon, Rev. Wheeler suggests that followers of Jesus are called to speak out against religious and political systems which suppress the full human dignity of our neighbors. Based on Luke 13:10-17.

Interpreting the Present Time

Interpreting the Present Time

August 18, 2019

In today’s sermon, Rev. Wheeler suggests that faithful, timely action by Christians is needed in discerning the Way of Jesus as we endeavor to “Interpret the Present Time.”

Faith Will Lead Us Home

Faith Will Lead Us Home

August 11, 2019

Where do we turn in times of doubt or despair? How do we “act in faith” when it seems all hope is lost? What does faith look like when you’re stuck wasting around for your next step? Rev. Wheeler wrestles with these questions in this sermon based on Hebrews 11.