Sermons by Dwight Kilbourne

Messy – the Inner work of forgiving

When you are sick, do you ignore it? Some people do, because they have important things on their agenda and feel they need to keep going. But more than likely, if you don’t attend to what ails you, you’ll end up getting sicker and sicker with each passing day. That’s what happens when we don’t…

Messy- The Messy work of reconciling

Forgiveness is a difficult road to take, but it’s essential for us to pursue that direction. No matter how much we want it, things are never the same afterwards. Wouldn’t it be great if, with just the push of a button, life could return to the way it was before all that mess happened? Maybe.…

Messy- Forgiving others Isn’t Easy –

The Journey of Forgiveness It’s not easy to say you’re sorry. But if you’ve been significantly hurt by another person or persons, the wound may be so deep that it’s hard to accept an apology. The business of forgiveness is messy, awkward, and not our favorite thing to do for both sides of the conflict,…

Fixer Upper – Church

Have you ever jolted out of bed, remembering something you needed to do the day before and completely forgot, something that needed to be done before you went to bed? In some ways, that’s where we are with our church. It feels good just to be comfortable, to sit back and let the world slip…

Fixer Upper – Community

The people of Israel found themselves living in a foreign land, surrounded by strange customs and even stranger people. But in the midst of their exile, God gave them some curious instructions- instruction that surely raised some eyebrows from God’s people as they tried to live faithfully in a distant land. What does God ask…

Fixer Upper – Home

There’s always that one family member that makes life difficult. And with that comes our sense of responsibility to somehow solve the problem. We either ignore that person and their activities, or we pour every ounce of ourselves into somehow turning that person around. Either way, we end up creating a more unhealthy situation than…

Provoking One Another

Do you ever eat at a buffet? Buffets are like habits: some are good, and some are bad. Think back to a bad buffet. What made it that way? The warm food was cold and unappetizing and picked over, right? But the worst thing in that buffet line was the soup. There it sat, untouched,…

Divine Comfort

Most of us think of the Holy Spirit as divine Power. The story of Pentecost could definitely be taken as a science fiction story…or rather, science non-fiction! Can you imagine it? A great wind sweeping through the room! Tongues of flame resting on the heads of the disciples! The disciples preaching the word of God…

Winning Our Battles – In Due Time

Some of us have been through a lot. And there are probably situations and events that make our trials seem endless, and it feels like you just want to lay down your weapons and either make a hasty retreat or surrender to life’s downfalls. It feels easy to take that direction, but that’s just what…

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