Chris Aho's Podcast

Chris Aho's Podcast
These are Chris Aho’s Sermons.Most of these are offered to the congregation I serve, Oxford Baptist Church, in Oxford, North Carolina.

Beyond Average
Nov 10 • 23 min
This sermon from Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira is about generosity, giving, faithfulness, and being honest with ourselves and with God.
Hospitable and Generous
Nov 3 • 22 min
Here are ways that this story goes deeper, but the long and short of it is when Jesus comes in everything changes.
Humble and Repentant
Oct 27 • 23 min
How we go about doing something can determine who and what we are looking do. Therefore, sometimes when our instinct is to be boisterous and proud, we need to trust in something different.
Diligent and Discipled
Oct 20 • 23 min
Our call as followers of Jesus is to be diligent disciples, not subsisting just on whims or on highs or on the things that make us feel good, but we are called to be devoted disciples who remain faithful through all of life so as to experience a life that…
Healed and Thankful (or Active Thankfulness)
Oct 13 • 20 min
Are we really thankful? Are we actively thankful? Or are we the kind of thankful that just posts a cute meme on the socials and goes on our way?
How to be Rich
Sep 29 • 24 min
How do we live if we are rich so that we are not the rich man who ignored Lazarus? Paul’s letter to Timothy gives us some clues.
How to Forgive
Sep 22 • 20 min
This parable is about forgiveness. Anything we do not forgive will entrap us. So, as we have been forgiven so must we too, radically and graciously, forgive.
How to Celebrate
Sep 15 • 21 min
I wonder if the celebration in heaven is not just when we are saved and found, but every time we find the love of God?
Race to the Top
Sep 1 • 19 min
A sermon for Jesus calls us to consider how we interact with one another, who we eat with, and who we open our tables for. As we consider this call, it is a collective and an individual one. May we discern God’s call to open our tables.
Being and Doing
Aug 25 • 21 min
We want integrity. We want what we say, who we are, and what we do to all match up. This is a failure of the leader of the synagogue. Will it be ours?
The Easy Path?
Aug 18 • 19 min
When we decide to follow Jesus, it may not be the easy path, but we know in following him, we will at least be nearer to the Lord.
Do You Believe?
Aug 11 • 19 min
It is a common conception that the story of the return of the master is one about eschatology alone. While it certainly may be an eschatological story, that may not be all it is. I hope that is not all it is.
Jesus on Stuff
Aug 4 • 20 min
We must not let our stuff get in the way of our relationship with God.
Jesus on Distraction
Jul 28 • 21 min
Martha was distracted from her call to hospitality and love. She could have sat with Mary, but maybe it wasn’t just that. Maybe she missed her gift by wanting Mary to work alongside her.
Jesus on Neighbors (or Gospel Lenses)
Jul 21 • 22 min
Leses help us see, but they help us to see in a particular way. What do the lenses you are wearing help you to see and not see?
The Spirit’s Way
Jun 16 • 23 min
The Spirit has a way, just like dad has a way (my way or the highway, right?). When we consider Acts 6, we see the Spirit’s way and the offshoot of the Spirit’s way. And we also see other ways. Another way that things often go which are not, at all,…
The Spirit’s Empathy
Jun 9 • 22 min
It may not really possible for the Spirit to have empathy, but through the gift of the Spirit, we are called to reach out and love in ways others can embrace, not just the ways we know how to convey.
Guiding Star
Jun 2 • 21 min
The church is given a guiding star to look toward and work toward in Acts 1. As Graduates, you need one too. We all do. What star will guide us?
Generosity in Salvation
May 26 • 22 min
The Lord is generous in salvation, probably more generous than we might be were it up to us.
Generous Love
May 12 • 22 min
There are heroes in scripture who serve us with deep love and also inspire us to be more than we thought was possible.
Unexpected Generosity
May 5 • 24 min
We need to be willing to listen to the unexpected, marginalized, outside voices because God uses those voices to provide insight and understanding in ways we would not expect but desperately need.
Grace to Generosity
Apr 28 • 24 min
Jesus embodies grace, beyond the simple act of grace, but to the point of deep generosity. We are called to live that way as well.
What Did You Find?
Apr 21 • 21 min
I managed to work in Good Will Hunting, Sunday Funday, and the resurrection. I hope it is helpful for you as we consider what it takes to continue to grow in what we find each time we consider the resurrection.
Survival Tactics - Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 • 18 min
These are the last things Jesus does as he is ceding control of his life and earthly ministry so we should attend to them.
Celebrate, All Times, Come On!!!
Apr 14 • 23 min
Palm Sunday is a celebration but it is not the biggest one, it points to the biggest celebration: Easter. But we must celebrate along the way because the road to Easter is not necessarily smooth.
Where to Pour? - The fifth Sunday of Lent
Apr 7 • 22 min
You will pour out that which matters to you on something? Are you pouring enough into what God has called you to?
Reconciliation Not Resistance - The Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mar 31 • 25 min
The Prodigal Son Story pushes us to realize that the way of faithful people is to seek reconciliation and not resistance. We cannot say, “But what about…?” and remain on the right side of the story.
Time’s Up - The Third Sunday of Lent
Mar 24 • 22 min
When the time comes, will you have made the desision to repent and follow that will assure you of that which you want to be assured?
Making Space (for the Prophets among us)
Mar 17 • 24 min
We must make enough space for the prophetic voices among us that we can hear them so that we can follow faithfully.
Mar 10 • 23 min
On the first Sunday of Lent we read the temptation narrative and how Jesus was tempted for 40 days and then resisted three big temptations as his time in the wilderness was coming to a close. We will face temptations too. Sometimes they are this obvious…
More Than Just Dust
Mar 6 • 16 min
The ashes on our face remind is not just that we are from dust, but that we are more than dust thanks to God who breathes life into us.
Power and Belief
Mar 4 • 22 min
It is tempting to think that we need a spot on the highest mountains, the most exclusive place, to catch a glmipse of the power of God, but maybe that is all wrong.
The Tough Call
Feb 24 • 25 min
Jesus call upon us a tough one, but if we are willing to love, it will have the power to change the world.
About Love
Feb 3 • 23 min
We are called to love, not just those who are easy to love, and not just when it is easy. The church needs to stand apart from the rest of our world and embody love in a diligent way.
Wine and Delight on the Third Day
Jan 20 • 21 min
Why does Jesus turn water into wine and what can we learn from this?
The Importance of Expectations
Jan 13 • 21 min
A sermon about the expectations of John’s followers and how our expectations shape our ability to respond to Jesus’ direction in our lives.
Good News, Bad News
Jan 6 • 23 min
Today the Magi meet two kings, one sees recent events as good news, the other sees the events as bad news. How will we participate in our faith because of the news?
Growing Up Quickly
Dec 30, 2018 • 18 min
Things happen fast, kids grow up quickly, the gospels move quickly also. But with Jesus in the temple at age 12 as a distinct stopping point, what can and should we learn?
Christmas Eve - The Gift of God’s Presence
Dec 24, 2018 • 15 min
The Gift of God’s presence comes, whether we are ready for it or not.
Advent Sunday 4 - The Gift of Love
Dec 23, 2018 • 22 min
A sermon about the importance of Love being our commitment to one another through it all, not to make things easy.
Advent Sunday 1 - The Gift of Hope
Dec 2, 2018 • 18 min
A sermon about hope and wishes from the First Sunday of Advent at Oxford Baptist Church.
A Different Kind of King
Nov 25, 2018 • 24 min
On Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the year, we celebrate the reign of Jesus and how he is a different kind of king than the world provides or wants, but he is who we need.
Your Priestly Power
Nov 18, 2018 • 22 min
We all have power as priests in God’s kingdom. How will you use your powers? Will you choose to bless or will you choose something less?
Humble Power
Nov 11, 2018 • 18 min
The widow is praised, not because she gave two cents, but because she gave it all!
Devotion to Each Other
Nov 4, 2018 • 20 min
Our call and command is to love, above all else, we must love. Love beyond fear. And love beyond all the other things we think might save us…
Ministry of Connection
Oct 21, 2018 • 16 min
Deacons provide the hidden connection we need to be the body of Christ, and that connection is one we need whether we are here, or somewhere else.
The Covenant 5 - On Giving
Oct 14, 2018 • 21 min
This is my most recent sermon about tithing, which could be summed up on the question, “why are you afraid to tithe?”
The Covenant 4 - Faith and Family
Oct 10, 2018 • 19 min
It takes a family of faith to raise children and to raise one another. Will we step up and care for one another well?
Covenant tenant 3 - Salt and Light
Sep 30, 2018 • 23 min
Are you mission driven or goal driven? Do you know the difference? Can you see and tell how they might inform your faith in a different way?
Keep Gathering
Sep 23, 2018 • 25 min
The church exists to be a gathered body. The church has buried that lead at times, and in doing so, it has allowed us to arrange time in our own image…and to prevent that we must gather with the believers.
Christian Watchfulness - Oxford Baptist Church Covenant point 1
Sep 16, 2018 • 24 min
Covenants are the ways we hold together and go above and beyond for one another. As we begin to explore the church’s covenant, I pray we will see it as the way we are called to embody our faith with one another.
The Importance of Christian Service
Sep 9, 2018 • 23 min
Christian Service is a key aspect of our faith that fuels us, changes us, and helps us change the world.
The Importance of our Fellowship
Sep 2, 2018 • 19 min
In a world that is polarized by interests of all kind, is is possible that Christian Fellowship is the thing with the power to hold us together?
Back to Basics - Doing Your Part
Aug 26, 2018 • 25 min
Jesus modeled and taught two things about discipleship, he got together and he got alone. How are we doing with that given all the tools we have to do both?
Does Worship Matter?
Aug 19, 2018 • 23 min
Does worship matter? Why not just flip on a podcast while at the lake…just like Jesus did, right? Maybe not.
Our Biggest Constraint
Aug 12, 2018 • 17 min
Are you the one who always has an answer to every question? Maybe you are God’s biggest constraint. Maybe you are keeping God from being at work.
Meeting Needs
Jul 29, 2018 • 24 min
The Lord calls us to meet needs, and often, God is meeting needs for us before we even know we need it. How are we being called to see the abundance so we may meet needs today?
Rest and Recover
Jul 22, 2018 • 24 min
We think we need vacation, but maybe we need something else.
God Gives
Jul 16, 2018 • 16 min
We all cannot get away for a week like Passport, but if we attend to the Spirit, with intention, and to our vocation as God’s children, we can experience the God who gives just like our youth did.
Unfamiliar Power
Jul 8, 2018 • 22 min
How often do we miss the power that is right here among us because we are too familiar with all the things of our normal life? And is that what happened when Jesus went back home?
Limits of Faith
Jul 1, 2018 • 18 min
Sometimes it is at the limits that God is most at work. Well, maybe that is most of the time actually…
Outer Life, Inner Faith
Jun 10, 2018 • 20 min
We must find ways to match our inner life with the outer expressions we make as a part of our life of faith. We cannot just pretend to be faithful and it work…nor can we save ourselves by being anything other than faithful.
The Power Belongs to God
Jun 3, 2018 • 22 min
The power of God is something we experience and channel through our lives and being. The way we connect to this power is to pause, listen, and then act…
Everyday Faith (or Everyday Discipleship)
May 27, 2018 • 22 min
The power of Pentecost comes to fruition, not in a singular experience, but in the faith that is cultivated as a result of that experience. And if that faith is in the God of Pentecost, it is a faith that pushes us to be agents of salvation, not…
And You Will Be…
May 13, 2018 • 22 min
As Jesus ascends into heaven he gives the command, the imperative that we will be his witnesses. The call of the Christian life is to embody that, no matter what the thought it was going to be.
Be Astounded
May 6, 2018 • 23 min
Those who were gathered were astounded with the Spirit falling upon the Gentiles. In our lives, we are often astounded by the arrival of the Spirit, but we are called to go beyond our astonishment.
The Funeral Service for Louise Aho
Apr 21, 2018 • 36 min
This is an audio recording of Louise Aho’s funeral service from April 21, 2018, in Calumet, Michigan.
Fellowship for the Future
Apr 15, 2018 • 26 min
The future of our fellowship will not be just in sitting around and telling stories, it will be in feeding the Lord’s sheep.
Faith for the Future
Apr 8, 2018 • 24 min
Our future success and faithfulness will be a result of a deep faith in God’s work, not in some tricks we have up our sleeves.
Facing the Future - A sermon for Easter
Apr 1, 2018 • 23 min
We must develop a faith that is deep enough to carry us through the future.
This Is Us - A sermon for Palm Sunday
Mar 25, 2018 • 18 min
If we want to fully expereince the power of resurrection, we need to acknowledge our role in the best of times and the worst of times during Holy Week.
Don’s Save the Grain.
Mar 19, 2018 • 22 min
We are called to plant our seeds, not save them. If we plant them in the soil of God’s love, we cannot control how they will grow, but we can know God will call us forward to where we need to be.
Do You Believe?
Mar 11, 2018 • 20 min
Do you believe? And how does what you display reflect what you actually believe?
What God Can Do
Mar 4, 2018 • 23 min
Jesus cleanses the temple and we are all for it, until it starts to get close to cleansing us…
It’s Not Easy
Feb 26, 2018 • 26 min
The gospel and the call of God are not the easy ways, they can be quite difficult. But the promise of God is that God will be with us, no matter the high calling we respond to or the difficulties we face.
Signs of the Times
Feb 18, 2018 • 21 min
What are the signs of the times that mark your life, self, soul, and spiritual being?
…but you can’t stay here.
Feb 4, 2018 • 24 min
A sermon about our call to leave where we are in order to faithfully serve God and share the Gospel.
Down Home Prophet
Jan 28, 2018 • 24 min
Jesus is a Down Home Prophet…a prophetic voice from within his community.
Respond to the Call
Jan 21, 2018 • 22 min
An urge to respond to God’s call.
Seeking Greater
Jan 14, 2018 • 23 min
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Since God always works from the margins, probably…
You Know it When You See it
Dec 31, 2017 • 23 min
What will you do with what you know from the Lord?
Always a Bridesmaid…
Nov 12, 2017 • 20 min
This is a sermon from Matthew 25 about the Bridesmaids who trim their lamps, and our need to be prepared through discipline and spiritual practices for the Lord to come to us.
The Power of Service
Nov 5, 2017 • 17 min
This is a sermon about leadership, service, and the power of a servant leader. If you do not have time for the whole thing, just listen from the eight minute mark.
The GOAT (Greatest of all Time)
Oct 29, 2017 • 23 min
Jesus talks about the Greatest Commandment of all time and Paul reveals how we live out that great commandment.
God and Caesar
Oct 22, 2017 • 22 min
This sermon didn’t start out that way but it ended up as a stewardship sermon, which may be enough of a warning for you to skip it, but I think we probably should all listen to it carefully.
Living and Leading Well
Oct 15, 2017 • 20 min
What it means to live well and what it means to lead well find root in similar places, and Paul writes about this on Philippians 4.
What Do You Want?
Oct 8, 2017 • 22 min
This sermon hopes to push us to assess whether we really want to know Christ like Paul does.
Being God’s People
Oct 1, 2017 • 17 min
The things we hear in all around us drive us to live, feel, and act in ways that are quite different from what Paul calls Jesus’ followers to in Philippians 2.
Playing God
Sep 25, 2017 • 24 min
These parables don’t always seem fair, and sometimes that is because we look with the wrong lenses.
Running to Change
Sep 25, 2017 • 21 min
This morning we see how God creates a way forward that is beyond what we could have imagined for ourselves…if we are willing to embrace change.
In this Together
Sep 10, 2017 • 25 min
This sermon approaches Matthew 18 and the need for honest, deep, trusting relationships. The kind that are called for in our church covenant.
A Call to Action
Sep 3, 2017 • 22 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. If you see a burning bush, call the fire department. But then, listen for the Lord because God might be calling you to something. And if you are called to something, if you are …
Begin with the End
Aug 27, 2017 • 21 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. If the beginning is Peter’s confession that “You are the Christ!” then what is the end? If that is our profession of faith, what does the end look like?
Stepping Out
Aug 13, 2017 • 25 min
A sermon for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost at Oxford Baptist Church. Are you afraid of getting wet? Then you will never walk on water.
Seeking Miracles
Aug 6, 2017 • 17 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost and on the occasion of Baptism and Communion. This message could also have been titled something like seeing with compassion. Please note also the abrupt beginning is due to me cutt…
In the Wheat, In the Weeds
Jul 30, 2017 • 23 min
A sermon for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost at Oxford Baptist Church. Do you feel like you are in the weeds? Do you want to make a difference? Maybe you need to be in the wheat or in the weeds if you truly want to make change in your world.
Wheat and Weeds
Jul 23, 2017 • 20 min
This sermon for Oxford Baptist Church includes a parable, an idiom, and a Polish Proverb. How’s that for a mid-July sermon?
Doing Discipleship
Jul 9, 2017 • 23 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Maybe we don’t need to swing the hammer better, maybe we need a different way to hold the nail.
Telling OUR Stories
Jul 2, 2017 • 17 min
This sermon was offered to the Aho Family Reunion in Rabbit Bay Michigan on July 2, 2017. I hope all who were there appreciated it, and if you want to listen as well, I think it might be a good word for your family as well.
Trust the Process
Jun 18, 2017 • 19 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the Second Sunday after Pentecost and Father’s day.
The Power of Words
Jun 11, 2017 • 22 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on Trinity Sunday and on the occasion of blessing our Youth Mission Team
Choose the Spirit
Jun 4, 2017 • 19 min
A sermon for Pentecost and Graduate Recognition Sunday at Oxford Baptist.
Power of Gathering
May 28, 2017 • 20 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on Ascension Sunday and Memorial Day weekend.
Love and Care
May 14, 2017 • 21 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on May 14, 2017. This week we had a Parent/Child dedication and the sermon relied heavily on illustrations from my own family and my mother and grandmothers.
The Good Shepherd
May 7, 2017 • 21 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are to hear his voice, but it is all too easy to be fooled by the wrong shepherds. And the wrong shepherds and not always the obvious ones. It is t…
Faith Knowledge and Understanding
Apr 23, 2017 • 22 min
This is a sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the Sunday after Easter, 2017. I wonder if the reason Thomas doesn’t believe yet has anything to do with the disciples who said Jesus has risen. I am indebted to Working Preacher for the commentary that…
Faith and Knowledge
Apr 9, 2017 • 20 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on Palm Sunday.
A New Life
Apr 2, 2017 • 24 min
A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Lent for Oxford Baptist Church. The reading of the resurrection of Lazarus is long but it is good. There is an introduction to the scripture at the beginning and the Sermon begins following the Gospel Reading at about t…
A Different Call
Mar 26, 2017 • 30 min
A sermon for the third Sunday of Lent at Oxford Baptist Church. The scripture readings follow an introduction and are the Call of David by Samuel and Jesus healing a man born blind. The Scripture readings end at 11:30 if you choose to skip through them.
A New Covenant
Mar 12, 2017 • 27 min
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent at Oxford Baptist Church. The length of the sermon and this file is tied to the length of the OT and NT readings. So, you can skip those if you would like. The sermon itself begins at 5:10.
Out with the Old
Mar 5, 2017 • 26 min
A sermon for the first Sunday of Lent at Oxford Baptist Church. Lectionary Texts: Genesis 2.15-17, 3.1-7 and Matthew 4.1-11
Up On the Mountain
Feb 26, 2017 • 22 min
A sermon for Transfiguration Sunday and the Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper at Oxford Baptist Church.
Building God’s Community
Feb 19, 2017 • 23 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 7th Sunday after Epiphany. This sermon has echoes in the sermon from two weeks ago, A Different Kind of Community, though they stand on their own.
A Different Kind of Community
Feb 5, 2017 • 26 min
A sermon from 1 Corinthians 12 for Oxford Baptist Church. Will you be driven by competition and pacified by convenience? Will you be defined by compassion and commitment, forgiveness and faithfulness? What kind of community do you want becaus…
From Struggle, Forward
Jan 22, 2017 • 24 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the third Sunday after Epiphany.
Follow the Light
Jan 1, 2017 • 20 min
A Sermon for Oxford Baptist Church as we celebrate Epiphany and the first Sunday of the new year.
Keeping the Light
Dec 25, 2016 • 17 min
A Sermon for Christmas Day at Oxford Baptist
Joy Overwhelms
Dec 11, 2016 • 23 min
A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent at Oxford Baptist Church as we celebrate Joy. I open with a comment about Chris and egg nog. That was in reference to the children’s sermon offered by the church intern earlier in the service.
A Shoot of Peace
Dec 4, 2016 • 23 min
A shoot will grow from the stump or Jesse. A sermon on the Second Sunday of Advent for Oxford Baptist Church.
Hope from the Lord’s Light
Nov 27, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent at Oxford Baptist Church.
A Different Kind of King
Nov 20, 2016 • 22 min
A Sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the occasion of Christ the King Sunday, 2016.
Stay til the End
Nov 13, 2016 • 23 min
A sermon for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost at Oxford Baptist Church. Read til the end, stay til the end. Apocalyptic passages remind us that in the end, God is there when we remain faithful. There is an election note in there as well.
Power and Response - (Zacchaeus)
Oct 30, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost at Oxford Baptist Church The story of Zacchaeus is not just a story about good morals for our children, it is for us. We are to experience the power of God’s presence and respond as well.
Dreaming with the Spirit
Oct 23, 2016 • 18 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost and on the occasion of Children Singing in worship.
Seeking the Welfare
Oct 9, 2016 • 20 min
A Sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Scripture readings come from Luke 17.11-19 and Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7. Seek the welfare of the place where God has sent you.
Taking Chances
Sep 25, 2016 • 22 min
A sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost for Oxford Baptist Church. The Rich Man and Lazarus. What’s on your doorstep? Will you act, or will you keep taking chances by living as you want? It’s no way to live.
All Found
Sep 11, 2016 • 22 min
A sermon for the 17th Sunday After Pentecost at Oxford Baptist Church. Luke 15.1-10, The Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin.
Sorting Out
Sep 4, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for the faithful souls who attended Oxford Baptist on a holiday weekend, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost. Weeding out, Sorting out, deciding if we are going to be faithful…
Walk this Way
Aug 28, 2016 • 18 min
A Sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost for Oxford Baptist Church
God’s Timing
Aug 21, 2016 • 18 min
A sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost for Oxford Baptist Church.
It’s Time to Act
Aug 14, 2016 • 18 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. Scriptures include selections from Hebrews 11:29-12:2 and Luke 12:49-56
How Not to Live Well
Jul 31, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Do you want to live well? Don’t do the things spoken about in Luke and Colossians today.
Simple Prayer, Simple Faith
Jul 24, 2016 • 17 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. This morning we think about the Lord’s prayer, needs and wants.
Setting the Table
Jul 19, 2016 • 16 min
A Sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost. Note: this was preached immediately following our Middle Schoolers offering reflections from their week at Passport. Therefore, I used Passport as a big example. On a different S…
In Service to God
Jul 3, 2016 • 21 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the 7th Sunday after Pentecost
All God’s Children
Jun 27, 2016 • 22 min
A sermon for Father’s Day as Jesus sends pigs into the pond in the land of the Gerasenes
With God’s Help
Jun 5, 2016 • 26 min
A Sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on Graduate Recognition Sunday
A Faith Like That
May 29, 2016 • 22 min
A Sermon of Oxford Baptist Church on Memorial Day weekend.
So Much More
May 22, 2016 • 15 min
A sermon for Trinity Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church.
This is Us
May 15, 2016 • 12 min
An abbreviated sermon on the occasion of Pentecost and the celebration of our children in ministry as they lead us in worship.
Jesus’ Prayer for Us
May 8, 2016 • 21 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the occasion of Mother’s Day and the last Sunday of Easter before Pentecost.
New Life
Apr 24, 2016 • 23 min
A sermon for the fifth Sunday of Easter at Oxford Baptist Church. “They will know you by your love.”
The Lord is My Shepherd
Apr 17, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Maybe sheep aren’t so dumb after all and maybe that makes the image even more powerful…
When Discipleship Gets Difficult
Apr 10, 2016 • 26 min
A sermon for the third Sunday of Easter for Oxford Baptist Church. This sermon could also be titled, Being Ananias.
It’s All For This
Apr 3, 2016 • 20 min
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter at Oxford Baptist Church
Easter Sunday - What Just Happened?
Mar 27, 2016 • 17 min
A sermon from the Gospel of Luke for Easter Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church.
Good Friday Meditation
Mar 25, 2016 • 8 min
Each year, the Interracial Ministerial Alliance in Oxford hosts a “Seven Last Words of Jesus Service” on Good Friday. This year, I offered a meditation on the Last word for our service, “Into your hands I commit my spirit from Luke 23.” The service t…
Maundy Thursday - Saving the Best for Last
Mar 24, 2016 • 11 min
A sermon from John 13 for Maundy Thursday at Oxford Baptist Church.
Mar 13, 2016 • 18 min
A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the fifth Sunday of Lent. Mary anoints Jesus with perfume. How are we extravagant with a God is is so extravagant with us?
WE Shall Overcome
Jan 18, 2016 • 22 min
This is my address to those gathered for the breakfast honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This gathering is sponsored by the Granville County Human Relations Commission and was held at Oxford Baptist Church. I was the Keynote speaker.
As You Go (and also known as the one called God’s Cowbell)
Jun 7, 2015 • 18 min
This is a sermon offered on Graduate Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church. The sermon references the More Cowbell Sketch from Saturday Night Life in in 2005. You can watch the sketch on Hulu, and read about it on Wikipedia …
Could it be You? Guest Sermon by Natalie Aho
Feb 8, 2015 • 17 min
Natalie Aho (my wife) was asked to preach on WMU Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church. This is her offering for that day. Could you be called for such a time as this?
God’s Voices - A sermon for Pentecost
May 19, 2013 • 13 min
This is my sermon for Pentecost Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church. It is also my first Sunday as Pastor of OBC. I hope you enjoy!