God’s Rope

June 7, 2020 – This sermon is about our Covenant-Making God, who promises is to stay with a broken humanity, refuse to harm us, and lead us into justice-love.

Scripture:

  • The Story’s Beginning: Genesis 6:5-8
  • The Story’s Ending: Genesis 9:8-15
  • The Remembering God: Hosea 11: 1-4, 8-9
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
God's Rope
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SKIN and SPINE and SPIRIT

May 31, 2020 – This Pentecost sermon is about wanting the SPIRIT that was in Jesus to lead us, put our prayers into action, and grant us wisdom and courage for these difficult days.

Scripture: Acts 1:12-14; Acts 2:1-8

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
SKIN and SPINE and SPIRIT
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Courageous Faith Mothers

May 10, 2020 – This sermon is about courageous women who decried injustice and defied the ruler’s decree to save lives, and about our call to protest when harm is being done.

Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Courageous Faith Mothers
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Have No Fear, Little Flock

May 3, 2020 – This meditation is about the GOOD SHEPHERD offering us a larger vision than our worries. And it is an invitation to commune with the ONE who holds us, come what may.

Scripture: Isaiah 40:10-11, Luke 12:32-37

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
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For the Birds

April 26, 2020 – By calling us to consider the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, Jesus calls us to base our response to climate change in trust in God’s provision. Our ecological crisis comes from our desire to manage creation for the sake of our human economy, but we are called to trust in the much larger economy of God.  

Guest speaker: Doug Kaufman

Scripture: Psalm 104:1, 10-18, 24-34, 35b; Matthew 6:25-33

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
For the Birds
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Wounds as Windows?

April 19, 2020 – This sermon is about the Risen Jesus entering the ash heap of our fears and grief and helping us understand that his wounds/our wounds connect us to all who suffer.

Scripture: John 20:19-31

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
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Eastering in the Rubble

April 12, 2020 – This  Easter sermon during a pandemic contains stories of witnessing the Resurrection in people, situations and the world.

Scripture: John 20:1-18

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Eastering in the Rubble
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Show Us Peace

April 5, 2020 – This Palm Sunday Sermon is about Jesus entering Jerusalem as the Prince of Peace, as a revolutionary prophet who will be killed, and as a Messiah whose WAY is non-violent, self-giving love.

Scripture: Luke 13:31-35; Luke 19:41-44; Matthew 21:1-11

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Show Us Peace
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Show Us Your Unbinding

March 29, 2020 – What does the story of the raising of Lazarus have to say about grief and loss? This sermon is about the alternative way of Jesus, and the liberation of all that spells death.

Scripture: John 11:1-45

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Show Us Your Unbinding
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Show Us Our Blindspots

March 22, 2020 – This sermon invites us to wonder about our blindspots and to ask God to shine light into them.

This recording is from an experiment with worshipping together via conference call.

Scripture: John 9

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Show Us Our Blindspots
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