“The Dynamics of Kingdom Love!”

Third Sunday after Pentecost                                                     13 June 2021 (Ezekiel 17:22-24   Psalm 92   2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Mark 4:26-34) “The Dynamics of Kingdom Love!” “The Kingdom of God has come near!”  “The Kingdom of God has come near!”  “The Kingdom of God has come near”- [Mk. 1:15].  If you closed your eyes, and if I kept saying … More “The Dynamics of Kingdom Love!”

United in Brokenness

Our Old Testament reading for the weekend from the book of Genesis draws our focus to what is known by most as The Fall – What the Bible Dictionary that sits on my shelf defines as: “the origin of disobedience and the subsequent expulsion from the garden of the Lord.” (Harper Collins BD, 329)  At … More United in Brokenness

“A Picture of Holy Trinity Come Alive!”

Trinity Sunday                                                                       30 May 2021 (Isaiah 6:1-8   Psalm 29   Romans 8:12-17   John 3:1-17) “A Picture of Holy Trinity Come Alive!” In Pastor Andrew’s sermon from last Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, he asked a few provocative questions, such as, “When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, what does it mean for a new … More “A Picture of Holy Trinity Come Alive!”

“A Giving Spree of Love!”

Seventh Sunday of Easter                                                            16 May 2021 (Acts 1:15-17, 21-26   Psalm 1   1 John 5:9-13   John 17:6-19) “A Giving Spree of Love” I suspect most of you here this morning have heard of the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree.  Once a year there is this extravaganza Day of Giving in Adams County to invite … More “A Giving Spree of Love!”

To Die for Love

John 15: 9-17  Today’s scripture is a pretty familiar one.  For gospel writer John, a reflection on Jesus’ greatest commandment to those who seek to follow him – those two thousand years ago and us as well.  As St. Augustine reminds us; the fruit we are called to bear – “a fruit we cannot have … More To Die for Love

“Icons of the Face of God!”

Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                           2 May 2021 (Acts 8:26-40   Psalm 22   1 John 4:7-21   John 15:1-8) “Icons of the Face of God!” Now That He Is Safely Dead Now that he is safely dead Let us praise him build monuments to his glory sing hosannas to his name. Dead men make such convenient heroes:  They … More “Icons of the Face of God!”

Witnessing Amongst Fear

Luke 24:36b-48 So, Jesus asks; “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?”  “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” This question from Jesus directed to his disciples, has caused me to think a good bit this past week about fear… about fear…  About moments in … More Witnessing Amongst Fear

“A ‘Call Sermon’ for a post-Easter Church!”

Second Sunday of Easter                                          11 April 2021 (Acts 4:32-35   Psalm 133   1 John 1:1-2:2   John 20 19-31) “A ‘Call Sermon’ for a post-Easter Church!” It was exactly 17 years ago this weekend, minus one week when I stood in this worship space and preached a ‘call’ sermon as part of the process of being called … More “A ‘Call Sermon’ for a post-Easter Church!”