Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Measuring Up

Readings: Amos 7:7-9; Matthew 21:42-46 Slide: Show picture of the “Blue dress, white dress” that took over the internet by storm. How many of you recognize this dress?  With all that happens in the world, I am still amazed at how one single image can capture the attention of the entire internet. In case you didn’t know this past winter the world of…

The Father

Luke 15:11-32     “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” This morning’s question is one that needs to be asked right out of the gate. And I want you to think long and hard on this. Ready? “Are you a sinner?” If you try to deny it, then you are. Perhaps we should rephrase the question to ask, “How good are you at…

“Jesus Gives Us All We Need”

Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-20; Matthew 6:24 The sermon begins with the story of contradicting signs as read in Oakland Airport : “All you need is love,” by J. Lennon; P. McCartney. “You can’t always get what you want,” by M. Jagger; K. Richards. I wanted this morning’s question to be that age-old one, Rolling Stones or Beatles for the greatest band of all…

Pentecost Sunday                “Breath in the Spirit of God”

Readings: Acts 2:1-8; 12-21 I remember one Sunday morning at our last church we were already running a few minutes behind schedule when one of our members stopped me to ask a “quick question.” He asked me if I could explain the Holy Spirit to him? Now I’ll give him credit that his question was quick. But the choir had already begun to…

Forth Sunday of Easter: “The Good Shepherd and Some Sheep.”

Readings: Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of preaching to my entire family in a private service. It was in a little church on a small island in Scotland where the Macdonald clan had emigrated from a century ago. Now, if you were to visit this island one of the first things you would notice is the abundance of…