Sermons from November 2020

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…

The Content Life: Cheerful Giving

Leviticus 15:11-32 Luke 7:36-50 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed…

The Content Life: Graciousness

Luke 18: 9-14 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift…

The Content Life: Thankfulness

Luke 15:11-24 The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that…