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Sermons

Sermons 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, to consider, to be stirred, challenged, encouraged, and inspired to bountifully live.

Below, you can learn about our current sermon series, listen to some of our most recent sermons, and subscribe to our sermons.

Current Sermon Series

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Recent Sermons

February

An Introduction to Cross Carrying by Mike Roth

Invitation to Lent by Mike Roth

An Ash Wednesday Homily

Witnesses of Diverse Divinity by Mike Roth

Voices from the Wilderness III, Class by Ben Barczi

The Witness of Latin American Theology

January

Voices from the Wilderness II, Gender by Ben Barczi

The Witness of Feminist/Queer Theology

Voices from the Wilderness I, Race by Ben Barczi

The Witness of Black Theology

A Biblical Theology of Listening by Mike Roth

2018 Pastoral Reflections by Pearl Church

Due to the sensitive nature of our pastoral reflections, we do not post them online.

December

Resolutions as Repentances by Mike Roth

Our Anthem of Comfort – a Christmas homily by Mike Roth

Our Anthem of Favor by Becca McMartin

Our Anthem of Forgiveness by Mike Roth

Our Anthem of Inclusion by Mike Roth

November

Stories Happening in Us, Part X: Life After Death by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part IX: Kinship and Abundance by Ben Barczi

Stories Happening in Us, Part VIII: Stone Roofs & Meerschaum Pipes by Mike Roth

All Saints Reflections by Mike Roth

October

Stories Happening in Us, Part VII: The Sun Also Rises by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part VI: A Ruler’s Exhaustion by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part V: The Yoke of Favoritism by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part IV: Manifest Provision by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part III: Barren Laughter Belongs by Mike Roth

September

Stories Happening in Us, Part II: Famines & Fears by Mike Roth

Stories Happening in Us, Part I: The Hero’s Journey by Mike Roth

Fall Launch Sunday by Mike Roth

There is no recording for today's service. In lieu of a sermon our pastors and ministry leaders cast vision for the year ahead.

The Story of the Bible: A Way Toward Peace by Mike Roth

August

Come, Lord Jesus by Karyn Lush

Transformed People Grow Inclusive Communities by Mindy Durias

A Nonviolent Revolution by Mike Roth

Come As You Are by Mo Hawthorne

July

Kingdom of Heaven, Part V. The Realm of Abundance by Mike Roth

Kingdom of Heaven, Part IV. The Realm of Riches by Becca McMartin

Kingdom of Heaven, Part III. The Realm of Mercy by Mike Roth

Kingdom of Heaven, Part II. The Realm of Growing by Mike Roth

Kingdom of Heaven, Part I. The Realm of Greatness by Mike Roth

June

Stories About Our Story by Ben Barczi

Gospel as Good News by Mike Roth

A Trinity Sunday Sermon by Mike Roth

A Pentecost Sermon by Mike Roth

May

Ascension Sunday by Mike Roth

Stop looking up into the sky!

Sincerity to be Human by Mike Roth

Part III. An Eastertide Sermon Series

Sight to be Human by Mike Roth

Part II. An Eastertide Sermon Series

Time to be Human by Mike Roth

Part I. An Eastertide Sermon Series

April

Naomi, Come Home (Story of the Book of Ruth) by Becca McMartin

Peace Be With You by Mike Roth

An Easter Sermon

New Creation by Mike Roth

An Easter Sermon

Lent’s Surprises, A Triumphant King by Mike Roth

Lent’s Surprises, Mourning by Mike Roth

March

Lent’s Surprises, Blindness by Mike Roth

Lent’s Surprises, Thirst by Mike Roth

Lent’s Surprises, Birth by Mike Roth

Lent’s Surprises, Wilderness by Mike Roth

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