Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
The Difficult Teachings of Jesus

The Difficult Teachings of Jesus

October 10, 2021

Rev. Wheeler shared this message as part 5 of 5 in the “By Popular Demand,” series. What if our image of Jesus needs expanding? Would we better understand some of his “difficult” teachings?

What About Hell and the Devil?

What About Hell and the Devil?

October 3, 2021

Rev. Wheeler delivered this message on Oct. 3 on World Communion Sunday in response to the “popular demand” of his congregations. Part 4 of 5 in this series.

Did God Require Jesus to Die in My Place?

Did God Require Jesus to Die in My Place?

September 26, 2021

In this sermon from Sept. 26, 2021, Rev. Wheeler discusses the “substitutionary atonement theory” and what is meant when Christians speak of the death of Jesus as a sacrifice.

COVID, Climate Change, Personal Freedoms, and The Greater Good

COVID, Climate Change, Personal Freedoms, and The Greater Good

September 19, 2021

Part 2/5 in the, “By Popular Demand Series.”

The Bible: Origins and Modern Understandings

The Bible: Origins and Modern Understandings

September 12, 2021

Where did the Bible come from? What do we mean when we say it is “inspired?” How do modern Christians interpret it? Rev. Wheeler deals with these and other questions in the sermon given today. Part 1 of 5 in the series, “By Popular Demand.”

Hope Finds a Way

Hope Finds a Way

September 5, 2021

Rev. Wheeler shared this message in worship on September 5, 2021. Based on Mark 7:24-37, this sermon takes a look at the incredible work hope does in our lives.

Are Cleanliness and Godliness Really Neighbors?

Are Cleanliness and Godliness Really Neighbors?

August 29, 2021

Rev. Wheeler discusses what it means to stay focused on the most central and important issues of our time in light of a familiar story from Mark 7 (selected verses).

A Taste of Grace

A Taste of Grace

August 15, 2021

Rev. Wheeler addresses the rather cannibalistic sounding John 6:51-58 passage to point towards a much deeper truth. Jesus was calling his followers to build a better world; one that leaves room for a true taste of grace.

The Shared Life

The Shared Life

August 9, 2021

Rev. Wheeler offered this message based on John 6:35, 41-51, in worship services on August 8, 2021. He asks, “What if we saw ourselves as the bread God uses to feed a hungry world?”

What Are We Looking For?

What Are We Looking For?

August 1, 2021

Rev. Wheeler offered this sermon in worship on August 1, 2021. Based on John 6:24-35, this sermon explores what it means to seek truly significant, fulfilling things in life, versus the superficial things that always leaving us wanting for more.

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