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…

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…