Imagining A Tithing Church

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                             25 September 2011 (Malachi 3:10-12   Psalm 25   Philippians 2:1-13   Matthew 21:23-32)   Imagining a Tithing Church! Video:  Make It Simple, “The Ten Percent Thing.” I would like you to imagine with me a church enormously filled with passionate people! I would like you to imagine with me a … More Imagining A Tithing Church

More Than Enough

Pentecost 14A – What’s Enough? Matthew 6:25-33 Isaiah 40:6-8 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 See video about Kari Olsen: “More Than Enough”   Kari is rather remarkable isn’t she? After losing her legs what she has now is ‘more than enough’ for her.   The theme for these next few weeks is “Make It Simple.” Kari … More More Than Enough

Remembering Back And Remembering Forward

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                         11 September 2011 (Genesis 50:15-21   Psalm 103   Romans 14:1-12   Matthew 18:21-35) “Remembering Back and Remembering Forward!” Pastors and preachers across the country have spent countless hours this past week trying to figure out what they might say from their pulpits this morning that may have meaning.   For me, it has come … More Remembering Back And Remembering Forward

Blest Be the Tie that Binds!

  Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                               4 September 2011 (Ezekiel 33:7-11   Psalm 119   Romans 13:8-14   Matthew 18:15-20) “Blest Be the Tie the Binds!” Let me begin by telling you an amazing story: He was born in the year 1740 near the town of Yorkshire, England.  He was orphaned at age 12.  As a young boy … More Blest Be the Tie that Binds!