Sermons on Fear

Sermons on Fear

What are you doing?

A month or so ago, I heard this story and it has just stuck with me–especially as I was preparing for this sermon. There was a civil-rights protest in Georgia, and a group of teenage girls were arrested during the protest. Well–I say teenage, but some of them were as young as twelve, and the oldest was only fifteen. After they were arrested, they were held in jail for a…

Anxious! (Thanksgiving service)

(This sermon was preached at a Carnegie Ministerium Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, 2018) Lectionary: Joel 2:21-27, Psalm 126, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Matthew 6:25-33 Let us pray: Blessed Lord who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant me so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that I may embrace and hold ever fast the…

Food!

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 Let us pray: O God, come to us this morning. Lead us through our lives with your provision; speak to us through your Word, and may it guide us and feed us all our lives long. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Food! This is a moment for the people of Israel. They have come out of Egypt,…

The Spirit of…

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Let us pray: We come before you to hear your Word. We come to worship You. We pray that you would enter among us and speak to us. Give us understanding; bless this gathering of your people. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock…