Sermons on God's Love

Sermons on God's Love

True Religion

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Let us pray: Bless our hearing of your words today, O God. Speak to us and show us your path, that we may be doers and not hearers of your word. Give us the faith to go forth and put our faith into practice. In your holy name we pray, O Lord, Amen. True Religion As I was…

One Broom Tree

Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, John 6:35, 41-51 Let us pray: We pray for your provision, O God, for the food and company you send us for both our bodies and our souls. Feed us this morning, we pray. Speak to us and bring us to life again, in your Son’s name. Amen. One Broom Tree Elijah was really, really tired. He had just…

Human

Lectionary readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.* Human I don’t know about you, but I often think I’m too human. Like, the whole reason…

As You Excel

Lectionary readings: Lamentations 3:22-33, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43 Let us pray: Lord, give us courage to hear your Word well, with willing hearts. Give us courage to leave this place bearing your Word. 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 Christ’s…

Clay Jars

Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:1-10, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6 Let us pray: Holy and wonderful God, we praise you and we worship you. We pray for you to speak to us through your Word, to each of us as we need to hear; we pray that the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts would be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and…

Mother

Scripture: Hosea 11:1-9, Psalm 131, Isaiah 42:14-17, Luke 13:31-35 Let us pray: We have come together this morning, O God, to worship you. We have come to find you in the midst of our lives, in the days and nights, in our relationships and our chores, our work and our fears. Open our hearts to your words. Speak to us this day. In your Holy Name we pray, Amen.  …

What is to prevent…

Lectionary texts: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 Let us pray: Lord God, proclaim to us your good news. Speak truth to us today. Give us your Spirit, that we may have guidance wherever you send us. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.     I once went to school with a particular group of people. They were the popular group, in every…

Terror and Amazement (Easter 2018)

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43, and Mark 16:1-8 Let us pray: As we celebrate the joy of your resurrection–the joy of our salvation–help us to see what this story means for us. Help us to see your Spirit among us. 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…

He Died (Good Friday 2018)

Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, John 18:1-19:42 Let us pray: O God, as we are gathered here together tonight, we pray that you would open our eyes so that we may see the wonder of your love. Open our ears, so that we can understand your word and your truth. Permeate us, Holy Spirit, so that day after day we may know your will and see your light. In Christ’s name we pray,…