Sermons from 2019 (Page 2)

Sermons from 2019 (Page 2)

Unforgivable

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Ephesians 6:10-20, Luke 12:2-12 Unforgivable I was asked to preach about the unforgivable sin. This is from the question box that is still in the lobby (or feel free to drop a comment on the contact page of our website). I chose for us to read Luke 12 together, where Jesus and His disciples are in a huge, rowdy crowd. Jesus…

Waiting and Preparing

Lectionary: Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 33:12-22, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Luke 12:32-40 Waiting and Preparing This past week I read a book called Front Desk by Kelly Yang, which is about the struggles of a Chinese family who emigrated to the US. They work cleaning a motel, struggle to learn English, and barely scrape by, after leaving their families, language, and good jobs in…

Storage Barns

Lectionary readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Let us pray: Lord, we thank you for this chance to hear your Scripture read. We pray that you would enter it and speak to us, each of us what we need to hear this morning. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O…

Shaped by Jesus

Lectionary: Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-19, Luke 11:1-13 Let us pray: God, we pray for your presence this morning, among and beside and inside each of us. Speak to us this morning, we pray, in your name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Shaped by Jesus Like most people, I think, my family grew up with its own language, shaped over time by memories, like…

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…

On our Travels

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-10, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37 Let us pray: God, come among us this morning. Bless our hearing of your Word, that it might open our hearts to hear you speak to us this morning. 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. On…

King of All

Lectionary: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-10, Galatians 6:1-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Let us pray: God, come and be with us this morning as we hear your Scripture. Speak to us through it and through my words, we pray. Amen. King of All We Americans don’t have kings anymore. Sure, we can enjoy the wedding of Princess Meghan or Princess Diana, and enjoy the pomp and…

Freedom

Lectionary: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5: 1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62 Let us pray: God, our Lord and our Savior, come and speak to us. Show us your ways; free us from that which binds us. 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. Freedom Last week I read a book…

Community

Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Let us pray: Bless our hearing of your word, O God, and speak to us the truth we need to hear. 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. Community Synod Assembly was last…