Sermons by the Rev. David Wheeler
What Are We Going to Say?

What Are We Going to Say?

March 8, 2020

Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today where he suggests that we have made faith far too complicated. Faith, he suggests, is doing the next right thing in response to the grace we have experienced. Based on Romans 4:1-5, 13-17.

When Trials and Temptations Come

When Trials and Temptations Come

March 1, 2020

Click here to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon for the first Sunday in Lent. Based on Matthew 4:1-11, he suggests that the most dangerous temptations that we face are when things are going really well.

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.