Sermons from January 2021

Sermons from January 2021

Sanctity and Civility: A Tale of Two Friends

Primary Text: Job 36:24-32 “Remember to extol his work,     of which mortals have sung. 25 All people have looked on it;     everyone watches it from far away. 26 Surely God is great, and we do not know him;     the number of his years is unsearchable. 27 For he draws up the drops of water;     he distills[q] his mist in rain, 28 which the skies pour down     and drop upon mortals abundantly. 29 Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,     the thunderings of his pavilion?…

Sanctity and Civility: Fighting the Real Battle

Introduction Ephesians 6:10-12 “10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Sermon “For our struggle is not against…

Named and claimed

4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming…