Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
Of Mountains High and Valleys Low

Of Mountains High and Valleys Low

February 23, 2020

Click to listen to this sermon on Transfiguration Sunday where Rev. Wheeler discusses the importance of BOTH “mountaintop experiences” and “the valleys.” Based on Exodus 24:12-18.

Dig Deeper

Dig Deeper

February 16, 2020

Click to listen to today’s sermon where Rev. Wheeler challenges the congregation to not give up too quickly on each other— particularly on political and cultural rivals. Based on Matthew 5:21-37.

God is Still Speaking

God is Still Speaking

February 9, 2020

Click to listen to the final sermon in the “Progressive Christianity” series. Is discerning truth as simple as, “the Bible says it, I believe, that settles it?” Rev. Wheeler makes the case that it is much more complex than this and that more is required of faithful people.

Salvation Through Peace, Justice, and Restoring the Earth

Salvation Through Peace, Justice, and Restoring the Earth

February 2, 2020

Click to listen to Part 4 of the Progressive Christianity series. Based on Amos 5:18-24, Rev. Wheeler makes the case that salvation, in the Scriptures, is never just about individuals— but is about both personal and social transformation.

Deeply Christian AND Welcoming of Other Faiths

Deeply Christian AND Welcoming of Other Faiths

January 26, 2020

Click to listen to Part 3 in the Progressive Christianity series where Rev. Wheeler tackles the much misused and misapplied text from John 14:1-6. Is Jesus the only way? Rev. Wheeler’s answer may surprise you.

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?