Sermons from October 2020

Get Yourself Free

Text:  Mark 10:17-22 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.” This is not one of my favorite Bible verses because it constantly calls into question how I spend my time and money.  Even the folks who insist on taking the Bible literally usually seek some metaphorical interpretation for this text.  Is Jesus really…

God Cares for Critters. Shouldn’t We?

Text:  Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. This morning we will be looking at some translation issues with this text that have led to many abusing the earth.  Who says words don’t matter?  Most of us know that the first mention of…

How High Is Your Spiritual EQ?

Text:  Genesis 2:15-24 Our text today is the well-known creation story of Adam losing a rib and gaining a wife.  I will never forget my first day of  a college anatomy class when the professor asked us to identify the gender of the skeleton in front of us.  The pelvic bone structure is one sure giveaway but one young lady began to closely examine the rib cage to see if a rib was missing.  🙂 Part of our reflection on…

Begin Again in Me

Text:  Hebrews 1:1-3a, 5-6 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophet, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the world.  He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being… Our text this morning is the first three verses of the letter to the Hebrews.  Unlike numerous books of…