Sermons by Pastor Shawn Barden

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THE OVERFLOW OF LOVE – PART 2 : JOHN 7

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I had a conversation this week with a guy who doesn’t go to church, and finds the whole idea ridiculous.  In some ways I agreed with him- it is rather ridiculous to gather together to hear flawed preaching from an ancient book, to sing songs of a music style we might not like, to drink […]

THE OVERFLOW OF LOVE – JOHN 7:37-39

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You don’t need to know a lot of stuff for your life to have a lasting impact in the world.  You don’t need to be smart, or good looking, or come from a good family.  All you need is for the words of Jesus, that we are looking at today, to be true of you.  […]

BE.NOT.AFRAID: “PEOPLE OF PEACE” – LUKE 10:1-8

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Good morning.  Whether you’re skeptical about the whole “church-Jesus-thing” or you’ve been in church your entire life, Mountainiside isn’t a place, nor is it a block of time on Sundays.  We’re a group of people that you can connect with and ask questions, receive support, and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is.  We […]

THE FAULT LINES OF FAITH – PART 2 : MORE – MARK 9:35-37

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Everyday we are bombarded with countless adds, trying to convince us that the key to our fulfillment, happiness, and image lies in buying, accumulating, and    experiencing more things. The answer to our deepest longings is found in more: more stuff, more relationships,  more experiences; more of everything.  The problem is “more” is never enough. […]