Category Archives: Michael Pahl

What Is the Church?

A sermon by Michael Pahl on September 8, 2019, called “What Is the Church?” reflecting on Matthew 16:13-19. This is the first in a five-part series called “Together we are a Church.” Here is a written excerpt: The word “church” … Continue reading

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Radical (a.k.a. Ordinary Christian) Hospitality

A sermon by Michael Pahl on September 1, 2019, called “Radical (a.k.a. Ordinary Christian Hospitality,” reflecting on Luke 14:1, 7-14 and Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16. Here is a written excerpt: You see the importance of this kind of hospitality early in the … Continue reading

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The Gospel is for All People

A sermon by Michael Pahl on August 11, 2019, called “The Gospel is for All People,” reflecting on Colossians 3:1-17.  It is the fourth and last in our summer series on “Colossians: The Fullness of the Gospel.” Here is a … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Gospel/The Gospel is Jesus

A sermon by Michael Pahl on July 28, 2019, called “Jesus is the Gospel/The Gospel is Jesus,” reflecting on Colossians 2:1-15.  It is the third in our summer series on “Colossians: The Fullness of the Gospel.” Here is a written … Continue reading

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The Gospel Is for All Creation

A sermon by Michael Pahl on July 21, 2019, called “The Gospel Is for All Creation,” reflecting on Colossians 1:15-29.  It is the second in our summer series on “Colossians: The Fullness of the Gospel.” Here is a written excerpt: … Continue reading

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Bearing Gospel Fruit

A sermon by Michael Pahl on July 14, 2019, called “Bearing Gospel Fruit,” reflecting on Colossians 1:1-14.  It is the first in our summer series on “Colossians: The Fullness of the Gospel.” Here is a written excerpt: If we want … Continue reading

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When “Yes” Also Means “No”

A sermon by Michael Pahl on June 30, 2019, called “When ‘Yes’ Also Means ‘No.’” It is a reflection on the “hard sayings” of Jesus in Luke 9:57-62. Here is a written excerpt from the introduction: Well, this is awkward. … Continue reading

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