“When Doing Good is not Good Enough!”

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost                                                             31 July 2016 (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23   Psalm 49   Colossians 3:1-11   Luke 12:13-21) “When Doing Good is not Good Enough!” [This message was given on a day when we lifted up a Mission Trip to Haiti during the week of April 23-30, 2016.  A PowerPoint presentation and reflections from two … More “When Doing Good is not Good Enough!”

Hearing and Doing

Luke 10:38-42 As we find ourselves in the third week of our Long-Range Strategic Planning preaching series here at St. James, and under the theme, “A Future Rooted in God’s Promise”, our Gospel text draws us into the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary. While today’s text doesn’t give us the name of the … More Hearing and Doing

“Not To become Sluggish!”

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                  10 July 2016 Genesis 12:1-9   Psalm 25   Philippians 3:10-15   John 14:1-7)   “Not to become Sluggish!” Certainly not Robert Frost’s best poem, but probably his best-known is “The Road Not Taken.”  Many critics would also say it is his most misunderstood poem; because, although at the end of the … More “Not To become Sluggish!”