God in Life and Ministry
THE PATH OF DISCIPLESHIP Mark 9:30-37 Have you ever been mistaken about something in life? That is a loaded question, isn’t it? Who has not gone through life and made some mistakes, or held some misconceptions about what life was about or about God? I remember, my grandfather had a small religious tract. BeginningContinue reading “Sunday’s Sermon September 19, 2021”
“‘Cross’ Ways Living” Mark 8:27-38 The Game of Life When I was young, sometimes we would play Milton Bradley’s game of Life. Do you remember that game? You would spin the wheel of fate and move along the board. The object of the game seemed to be to acquire enough money to end up inContinue reading “Sermon for September 12, 2021”
“Doing Your Best” Mark 7:31-37 Someone Give Me a Well Done When I was in Seminary, I had a class with one teacher of the New Testament who was noted for being rather demanding. The first paper I wrote in seminary was in one of his classes and I got a “C”. His commentContinue reading “Sermon for September 5, 2021”
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23Wash your Heart When I was but a child, I remember how we used to go and visit my grandparents. My brothers, and my cousins, and I would be outside playing, and then we would hear this big old bell mounted to my grandparents back porch. It would start ringing, and weContinue reading “Sermon August 29, 2021”
As according to this statement regarding the increased transmission levels of the Covid virus, it is advisable for all who are sharing in indoor worship to once more return to wearing a mask. While this is not what we want to hear, I believe being proactive toward these health issues is the best way toContinue reading “Health Department Notice August 26, 2021”
Are You Satisfied? John 6:56-69 Are You Satisfied? Are you Satisfied? The past few weeks we have been thinking about Jesus feeding the five thousand and the aftermath. There was the miracle of Jesus feeding so many with so little. In this the people encounter the providence and the care of God as theyContinue reading “Sermon for August 22, 2021”
JOHN 6:51-58 “Eating Bread” According to an issue of Smithsonian magazine (March 2014) in 1961 Michael Rockefeller, a son of then-New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller disappeared in the jungles of New Guinea while collecting artifacts from a Papuan tribe. His body was never found.In this same area today exist remote tribes that have rarelyContinue reading “Sermon for August 15, 2021”
“Finding Bread” John 6:35 41-51 A number of years ago, Mrs. Maria Rubio of Lake Arthur, New Mexico, was rolling out tortillas for lunch when she saw something that took her breath away. Looking back at her from a flat tortilla was the face of Jesus! The skillet had burned a perfect impression ofContinue reading “Sermon for August 8, 2020”
John 6:1-21 (NRSV) 1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3 Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples.Continue reading “Sermon for July 25, 2021”
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