Epiphany 8A – Not To Worry Matthew 6:24-34 February 26/27, 2011 During the past week, bloody battles have claimed the lives of anywhere between 300 and 1000 Libyans. Reports indicate that people hide in their homes fearful for their lives; Mercenary soldiers hunt from house-to-house; There are mass killings, arbitrary arrests, and torture of … More Not To Worry
Epiphany 7A – “Love Your Enemies” Matthew 5:38-48 February 20, 2011 Pr Mike: “You have heard it said….but I say to you…” This refrain is heard over and over again in this middle portion of the Sermon of the Mount in the gospel of Matthew. This morning, we hear it another couple of times, in … More Love Your Enemies – New Day Worship
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany 20 February 2011 (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48) “Profound Forgiveness” Growing up in Lebanon County, it was very natural to see Amish riding in their horse-drawn buggies, sometimes one or two, sometimes a long line. I never really knew any of them, but I’d love … More Profound Forgiveness
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 13 February 2011 (Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119 1Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37) “Relentless Love!” Does anyone here think you can contain the waters of Niagara Falls in a coffee mug? Is there anyone here who thought we were going to hold all the water from this sprinkling can in this tea cup? … More Relentless Love!
Epiphany 5 – Be What You Are Matthew 5:13-20 February 5-6, 2011 Jesus says, “You are salt…” Not, “You should be salt;” “You may be salt;” or “You will be salt sometime in the future.” Simply, “You ARE salt.”