Sermons on God with us

Sermons on God with us

What are we doing?

Scripture: Job 23, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, Philippians 4:4-9, Luke 18:1-8 Today I’m going to continue answering questions that you have submitted. The question for today was about prayer–and who among us has never wondered what prayer does, or how to pray well, or why we pray at all? So before I get into the question itself, I’d like to spend some time with…

A New Heaven and a New Earth

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 150, Revelation 21:1-8, Matthew 24:29-31 Let us pray: God, we pray that you would come among us this morning as we hear your Scripture. Bless our hearing of it, that we might learn and grow. Speak to us through it that which we need to hear. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your…

Full of Acts of Love

Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 Let us pray: O Lord, fill us with your Word this morning, that hearing it may fill our ears and our hearts and our bodies with your truth. 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. In your holy name we pray, Amen.…

Doubt and Faith

Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31 Let us pray: Enter into us through these words, O God. Speak to us this morning, to all of us gathered in this place. Bless our hearts to hear your words, and our lives to live them out. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock…

God Among Us

Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 Let us pray: No matter where we find ourselves this Christmas Eve, we make our way to the manger to worship. We leave behind our burdens and fears, come just as we are and rest in the incarnate love of God. Visit us this night with angels, give us ears to hear the chorus of good news of great joy for all people, grant…

Christmastime

Lectionary: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 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. Christmastime Christmas is almost…

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…
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