Darkness and Depression

Darkness and Depression 2/21/16 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Luke 9:31-35 Abram, soon to be called Abraham, had been worried. He had been worried because God had made promises to him, promises that Abram would be blessed. What had God promised? Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I…

The Love of Money and Other Idols

The Love of Money and Other Idols 2/14/16 Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Jesus full of the Holy Spirit crossed from the river into the wilderness between…

The Changing Face of Religion

The Changing Face of Religion February 7, 2016 Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Moses has…

Learning How to Fail

Learning How to Fail January 31, 2016 Jeremiah 1:4-10 “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you, Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.” Jeremiah was…

A History of Divorce

A History of Divorce January 17, 2016 Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Like the rejoicing of a groom for a bride, so will your relationship be…