Sermons by Pastor John Strommen


Power Lessons

Speaker: | March 18, 2018

It’s been famously written that the story of Jesus, including the passion narrative, is simply “the greatest story ever told.” The ultimate story of good vs. evil. But think of how strange this story is!...


The Narrative of Love vs. Violence

Speaker: | March 04, 2018

The news of the aftermath of the Parkland shootings continues to dominate the news. Sprinkled into this coverage is the steady drumbeat of more shootings, arsenals discovered in our neighbors’ homes, and so on. Meanwhile,...


If God is a foot washer, so are we!

Speaker: | February 25, 2018

This week, Pastor John delivered a short sermon to Mt. Carmel’s children during the Children’s Message. The sermon, as you will read and hear, was about the power and impact of foot washing, and how...



Speaker: | February 18, 2018

Raising Lazarus from the dead was a whopper, bigger than the other miracles. This is the miracle that did Jesus in – the final straw, as far as the Pharisees were concerned. We learn about...


In Praise of Darkness

Speaker: | January 28, 2018

Some of you are familiar with the movie The Truman Show, a story – like Nicodemus – about one man’s journey for truth. Truman Burbank is a man who has grown up and lived every...


What If Jesus Came to Your Party?

Speaker: | January 14, 2018

Kind of a fun story, isn’t it? I mean, you have to admit, people don’t normally think of Jesus as a “life of the party” type. Yet here he is, making sure the party doesn’t...


Follow the Lamb

Speaker: | January 07, 2018

John calls Jesus “the Lamb of God,” and soon John’s own disciples have left John and are following the Lamb of God. The language here is very relational, about following, remaining together, going on a...


Treasure and Ponder – Christmas Eve 2017

Speaker: | December 25, 2017

  It says that “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” Treasure and ponder. Treasure suggests you’ve found something; ponder suggests you’re searching, wondering about things set in motion that are...

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