Sermons from September 2020

Sermons from September 2020

Thinking Biblically: The Gospels – Reading the Story(ies)

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been…

Thinking Biblically: Studying The Bible

Proverbs 1:1-7 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: For learning about wisdom and instruction,     for understanding words of insight, for gaining instruction in wise dealing,     righteousness, justice, and equity; to teach shrewdness to the simple,     knowledge and prudence to the young— let the wise also hear and gain in learning,     and the discerning acquire skill, to understand a proverb and a figure,     the words of the wise and their riddles.  The fear of the Lord is…

Honest Hope: Hoping in the Future, While Living in the present

            Jeremiah 29:11 – “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” is one of the most popular verses in the modern Christian world.  We put it on coffee mugs, and inspirational colanders, we share it social media posts, and hang it on our walls, painted in beautiful script across a pieces of fine canvas.  When a verse so completely…

I Believe: One

Ephesians 4:1-6 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God…