Today’s sermon begins just before the 25 minute mark. Let’s start this sermon with a little audience participation. Here’s the question: having listened to our Scripture reading with whom do you most identify? Who here is Team Mary? Who here is Team Martha?
Tags: anxiety, connection, contemplation, empathy, equipping, fear, hospitality, inspiration, Inward/Outward Journey, Luke, Luke 10: 38-42, Martha, Mary, nature, peace, power, prayer, relationship, rest, service, stress, study, trauma, walking the walk, wholeness, worryPosted in Sermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>
Highlights from this Sunday’s worship audio recording include the Sine Nomine’s Zulu Choral Introit We Sing Praise, O God accompanied by Chris Vandal on percussion at around 4:30 and their jazz anthem Listen at around 11:30, John Dugard’s entertaining and encouraging words on leadership and serving as a Deacon at 14:15, and the Come Thou Font offertory […]
Tags: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26, characteristics of leadership, Deacons, discernment, discover, equipping the saints, gifts, John 21: 15-17, leadership, leading, power, servant leadership, service, stewardship, talents, time, willingnessPosted in Sermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>
I saw the new Star Wars movie “Rogue One” over the holidays. If you are into those kind of movies, I recommend it. It’s the mythic battle of good vs. evil Just when the powers of the “dark side” seem certain to win, a person arises whose power and light confounds the darkness. In this […]Sermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>
I don’t doubt for a moment that Jesus brought the son of the widow of Nain back to life. Jesus was reported to be a wonder worker, a healer – and the gospels relate several occasions when Jesus brought a dead person back to life. After all, our Christian faith’s foundation is resurrection.Sermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>
Dr. Walter Brueggemann was our guest preacher today, encouraging us to engage in a ministry of reconciliation that refuses social differentiations based on bias and habit and stereotypes, to refuse to regard others from a human point of view, but instead see people as they are and not as they are said to be.
Tags: 1 Samuel 15, 2 Corinthians 5, appearances, be reconcilers, David, homeless, judging people, labels, ministry of reconciliation, money, narcisisstic, new creation in Christ, poverty, power, preoccupation with success, reconciliation, Saul, social vision, stereotypes, transformative power, walk by faith not by sight, Walter Brueggemann, wealth inequalityPosted in Sermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>
I think of myself as someone who reads people pretty well. It’s always a good lesson though to be off the mark some times. I was returning home the other evening from Connecticut on a very full flight. I sat down next to a tall, lanky, dark brown-skinned youngSermon Archives, Worship | No Comments »>