The Complexities of Grief

The Complexities of Grief January 24, 2016 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10   So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. The Book of Nehemiah is the account of the rebuilding of the wall around the city of Jerusalem. It had been destroyed when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians. Its restoration…

The Politics of Herod

The Politics of Herod January 10, 2016 Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”  The wise men from the East have come asking about a newborn king. This is important news…

Light and Darkness, Good and Evil

Light and Darkness, Good and Evil January 3, 2016 Jeremiah 31:7-14, John 1:1-18 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. Darkness and then light. The darkness transformed by the light ever burning. Burning amidst the darkness. Burning away the darkness. This week begins a new series of sermons. I…

Truth and Understanding

Truth and Understanding September 13, 2015 Proverbs 1:20-33; Mark 8:27-38 How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Give heed to my reproof; I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. The Book of Proverbs is just that, a collection of sayings that…

The Balance of Forgiveness

The Balance of Forgiveness May 10, 2015 Genesis 18:20-33;John 15:9-17 I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know. God is speaking to Abraham and some men. They are travelling to see whether the people of Sodom and…