To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird 9/25/16 Numbers 21:4b-9; John 3:13-17   The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” That miserable food was manna from heaven, a turn…

Up

Up 9/18/16 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. My joy is gone – that which I cared about the most is no more. Grief is upon me – the place where love was, once, is now empty. My heart is sick – the fading feeling of care,…

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still  9/11/16 Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1 “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; Exodus chronicles the flight of the Hebrew people from captivity. The…

Wisdom Calls (and the Line is Busy)

Wisdom Calls (and the Line is Busy)   5/22/16 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; John 16:12-15 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? Wisdom is calling. Understanding is trying to be heard. On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town,…

The Heart of the People

The Heart of the People  5/8/16 2 Samuel 6:9-15; John 17:20-26 Before I begin the sermon, I must offer an apology. Our first reading is not the one listed in the order of service. I had to change it. You see, the reading listed for today was in fact one I used a few weeks…