Sermons on Salvation

Dec 5, 2021, Matriarchs: Rahab

Joshua 6:17-25 17 And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the Lord for destruction.[a] Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it. 19 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of…

Aug 1, 2021 Summer at the Movies: God’s Inclusive Community

Luke 14:12-24 12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” The Parable of the…

June 20, 2021, Off the Mark: The Unexpected Power of God

MARK 4:35-41 Jesus Calms a Storm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him,…

April 4, 2021 HUMBLE(D): Delivered

Mark 16:1-8 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young…

Feb 14, Binge the Bible: Apocalyptic

Daniel 10:5-19 5 I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude. 7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision, but a great trembling fell…

January 17, 2021 Binge the Bible: Wisdom Books

PROVERBS 3:1-12 My son, do not forget my teaching,    but let your heart keep my commandments,2 for length of days and years of life    and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;    bind them around your neck;    write them on the tablet of your heart.4 So you will find favor and good success    in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,    and do not lean on your own understanding.6 In all your ways acknowledge him,    and he will make straight your paths.7 Be not wise in your own…

JANUARY 10, 2021 BINGE THE BIBLE : Historical

2 Chronicles 7:11-22 If My People Pray 11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished. 12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the…

Dec 20, 2020 Christmas at the Movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 The Birth of Jesus Christ In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time…

Christmas at the Movies: Miracle on 34th Street

First Sunday in Advent Isa 64:1-9  Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,    that the mountains might quake at your presence—2 as when fire kindles brushwood    and the fire causes water to boil—to make your name known to your adversaries,    and that the nations might tremble at your presence!3 When you did awesome things that we did not look for,    you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.4 From of old no one has heard    or perceived by the ear,no eye has seen a…

Oct 25 Re-Formation

John 8:31-36 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave[b] to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains…