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Sermons by Rev. Sally Train

Eyes That See Salvation

Starting from two scripture passages that describe ancient rituals (Isaiah 61:10-11 and Luke 2:22-40) Pastor Sally explores the role of religious rituals and spiritual practices in modern times. While many people today reject them, she notes that these practices often provide the key to seeing the truths we carry within us. She finds a thoroughly…

Prepare the Way of the Lord

On the second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Sally addressed the familiar words of Isaiah 40:3-5.  She noted that the hardest part of taking a new path is breaking out of the familiar ruts in our old one, which she illustrated with a fascinating factoid about ancient chariots and modern railroads.  This was her starting point for…

The Face of Christ

What does “Salvation” really mean in today’s world?  Drawing on the familiar words of Matthew 25:31-46, Rev. Train suggests that being “saved” has always been about actions more than beliefs or confession. She supports this idea with two moving real-world examples of people who were transformed not by words, but by the hands-on work of helping others.…

The Future Church

  This was the first sermon Rev. Sally Train delivered as our Interim Pastor. In it, she draws primarily on The Once and Future Church, by Loren Mead as well as Mark 2:21-22 to examine the big evolutionary changes in the nature of churches since Biblical times. She posits that small churches like ours – –…