SermonsSermons at Pearl seek to thoughtfully engage the ancient and provocative stories, poems, and letters in the Bible. The act of the sermon at Pearl provides space for pondering the sacred; it’s an opportunity to consider the mystery and love of God, to whom the Bible points. The sermon is this beautiful moment in the week to think deeply, consider, be stirred, challenged, encouraged, and inspired to bountifully live.
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Current Sermon SeriesClick here for an outline of our Current Sermon Series
23 Peace Be With You
An Easter Sermon
16 New Creation
An Easter Sermon
09 Lent’s Surprises, A Triumphant King
02 Lent’s Surprises, Mourning
26 Lent’s Surprises, Blindness
19 Lent’s Surprises, Thirst
12 Lent’s Surprises, Birth
05 Lent’s Surprises, Wilderness
26 Kingdom Considerations, Part IV. A Story of Peace
19 Kingdom Considerations, Part III. A Story of Re-Membering
12 Kingdom Considerations, Part II. A Story of Exodus
05 Kingdom Considerations, Part I. An Empire Corrective
29 The Beatitudes as Gospel Proclamation
22 A Treatise on Law & Grace
Part II. Freedom & Life by Grace
15 A Treatise on Law & Grace
Part I. Distinguishing Between Law & Grace
01 2017 Pastoral Reflections
Due to the personal nature of our pastoral reflections, they are not posted online.
24 A Word About Christmas
18 Love That Fills Us Full
11 Joy That Makes Us Sing
Due to technological difficulties, this sermon was not recorded.
04 Peace That Increases Our Belief
27 Hope That Keeps Us Awake
20 Christ the King Sunday Reflections
13 Discerning Creative Response from Chaos
06 Sitting with Job in Suffering
30 An All Saints’ Day Reflection
23 Core Values: Renewal & Transformation
16 Core Values: Love & Peace
09 A Core Value: Integration
02 A Core Value: Inclusion
25 A Core Value: Gratitude
18 Cultivating Rhythms at Pearl
11 Fall Launch
In lieu of our regular service, we took time to introduce our Leadership Team, talk about opportunities to be involved in the life of Pearl Church over the coming year, and share a Eucharistic meal on the terrace.
04 Undoing Estrangement, A Bible Story
28 Curating Two Years of a Heart
Unfortunately there were technical difficulties during the recording of this message. This recording begins ten minutes late. It misses Pastor Mike's words about the Oversight Team sharing in August, his appreciation for the Oversight Team's role in this church and his life, and his difficulty in sharing his heart for Pearl every August. So, instead of sharing one thing, Pastor Mike curated two years of words that he has shared with our church. He begins two years ago with his Oversight Team sharing in August of 2014 and proceeds forward to the present. This recording picks-up at the end of what he shared in August of 2014.
21 Beautiful Simplicity
11 Ongoing Transformation
31 Wrestling with Words, Unity
24 Wrestling with Words, Blessing
Due to technical error this sermon was not recorded.
17 Wrestling with Words, Repentance
10 Wrestling with Words, Sin
03 Wrestling with Words, Forgiveness
26 Wrestling with Words, Compassion
19 Seeing Orlando & Wrestling with Words: Sanctification
12 Wrestling with Words, Salvation
05 Wrestling with Words, Faith & Believing
29 Wrestling With Words, An Introduction
26 A Theology of Trinity
18 A Theology of Pentecost
Due to technological trouble this sermon was not recorded.