Sermons on God with us

Sermons on God with us

Prepare the Way

Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Prepare the Way A few weeks ago I…

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…

Apocalypse!

Readings: Daniel 12:1-13, Psalm 16, Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8 Let us pray: Open our ears and our hearts, O Lord, to discover your Scriptures. Speak to us today, each of us what we need to hear. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Apocalypse! I think we’ve all seen…

Tears and Mourning

Lectionary: Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelations 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44 Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, come to us this morning. Fill us with your truth; speak to us, that we might go and love others. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Tears and Mourning It’s been a…

Salt

Lectionary: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 Let us pray: Lord, please bless our hearing of Your holy Word. Speak to each of us the word we need to hear today. Amen. Salt So… our  gospel passage today is quite a smorgasbord. We jump from exorcisms and who’s in Jesus’ in-groups, to hell and sin and cutting off body…

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,…

Our Shepherd

Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts to your word, which comforts and instructs. Show us something new about you, or remind us of what we’ve forgotten. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.…

Fruit and Clothes

Lectionary: Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35 Let us pray: O God, bring us out of the depths so that we may hear you. Fill our hearts with your Word and our lives with your love. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Fruit and Clothes This is a…

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…