Sermon: The Shirt Off Your Back

Matthew 22:1-14 and Matthew 25:37-40 Today we hear two scriptures; both come from the Gospel of Matthew; both have to do with having appropriate apparel. In the first scripture, Jesus is speaking to the crowd which includes his followers but also the chief priests and...

Sermon: What Is God Doing?

Exodus 16:1-15 and Matthew 25:34-35 Today we’re starting a new sermon series to give nourishment to our Summer of Caring and Service. We begin in the wilderness. I invite you to imagine how the people were feeling. Only a few months ago, they never thought they would...

Sermon: The Weakness of God

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 The first time I read Mary Oliver’s poem “Wild Geese” I tripped over the first line, and I couldn’t get back up. As she explained in an interview, Mary Oliver began writing this poem while giving a demonstration on the impact of ending a line...

Sermon: Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Whether we are gathered or scattered, we are one in the Spirit. We are one body of Christ. These days, our whole church is scattered each of us in our own homes. It is really good that we’re doing this. By staying apart and staying home, we’re helping to protect those...

Sermon: Signs and Wonders and Singing

Acts 3:1-10 It could have happened like this: In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, when darkness covered the deep, the LORD our God cleared her throat. Then the Holy Spirit —the breath of God— began to sing over the water. Then all creation...

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