Christmas Future

Matthew 24:36-44 On December 19, 1843 the first edition of a relatively short book was published in London, England.  By Christmas Eve all 6,000 copies had been sold.  By January 2nd it had gone to press a second time, and by the end of 1844 thirteen editions of that same book had been released.  Since... Continue Reading →

Apocalyptic Hope

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Today’s Scripture might seem like an odd choice for All Saint’s Day.  It does to me.  Today we’ll remember those among our congregation who have died in the past year; it’s kind of like a funeral service.  So you’d think we’d read one of those passages that often give us comfort at... Continue Reading →

The Seventh Day

Genesis 2:1-3 Last week we went back to the very beginning:  the story of creation in Genesis 1.  We remembered how God created light and dark, heavens and earth, plants and animals – and us, human beings, made in God’s image. The end. But wait – there’s more!  That’s just what happens on the first... Continue Reading →

In God’s Image

Genesis 1:1 – 31 The story of creation goes like this: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there... Continue Reading →

Taco of Christ

Romans 12:1-8 Today we’ll celebrate back-to-school with tacos.  Who doesn’t love tacos!  In my house, if the kids get to choose dinner, it’s one of two things:  pizza or Mexican.  So – you’re welcome children.  Let them eat tacos! Adults like tacos, too.  But the way we enjoy them is so different, they could almost... Continue Reading →

Small-but-Grand

Luke 18:9-14  In Luke 18 Jesus tells a story that takes place – right here!  In church!  (Well, in the temple, which is different in some significant ways… but similar enough we can act it out in our sanctuary.) So during worship, when I preached this sermon, I asked for two volunteers.  One who would... Continue Reading →

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