Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

One Said Thanks!

One in ten knows how to say thank you; the Psalm speaks of being tested, hard, and coming out on the other side.  Leprosy was a death sentence, preceded by extreme social ostracization; ugly in every way, and justifiable dreaded.  And only one said thank you…

Heaven

Who gets there?  Description from Angels in America, perhaps (pretty darned grim); God loves us throughout this life, into the next, where there is continuation and healing; after all, the unnamed rich man recognizes both Lazarus and Abraham… and his torment is self-inflicted in several different ways…

Crooked Employees

The manager in Jesus’ story was very smart – and very dishonest; we are familiar with corruption, bribery, and vileness; we are called to learn from this negative example.  GOOD stewards, honest managers…and an illustration today is going to be our own Trustees; solar, panels, community room, landscaping – using our resources to prolong our…

Lost and Found

Paul the worst of all sinner; bringing invective and hatred, finding joy and love.  God refoicing over the lost sheep, the lost coin; sinners restored to love and grace, brought back from isolation into community.  I MAY tell the story of John Newton, the slave ship captain who wrote Amazing Grace, maybe, maybe…