Sermon: At the Mercy of God

Psalm 139:1-14 and I Kings 3:16-28 Today the scripture we heard is a classic Bible story. It’s also a classic folk story appearing in several ancient cultures. It’s likely the people who originally pieced together this book included this story as an introduction to...

Reflection: Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 I once attended a meeting at another church, and I will tell you, it was one of those meetings —you know the ones. We were there to sort out a disagreement, and it was a meaningful conversation, and it did not lead us to a place of resolution....

Sermon: No More “Being Nice”

Psalm 140 and Romans 12:9-21 All summer at Church of Peace, we’ve been continuing the Year of Psalms with a strange and courageous endeavor. We have been immersing ourselves in the cursing Psalms. No green pastures beside still waters. No “Let everything living praise...

Sermon: Vision of God

Psalm 59:1-10 and Luke 19:1-10 My husband, Chris, and I live with a dachshund named Hildegard. Last summer, she was involved in an unfortunate encounter with another dog when we were out walking. The other dog was not hurt, and Hildegard’s physical injuries have since...

Sermon: Soaked In Prayer

Psalm 109 With my mouth I will give thanks to the LORD; I will praise God in the midst of the throng. For God stands at the right hand of the needy to save them from those who would condemn them to death. Do not be silent, O God of my praise. This is the last verse...

Sermon: Not Even Lying

Genesis 19:15-26 (Psalm 103: 1-13, 22) This summer at Church of Peace we’re doing something unusual and courageous. Right out loud in the church service we are reading and hearing the terrible songs and stories of God. It is all right to be honest about how this...

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