June 25th Worship: 10 AM Summer Worship Schedule | Isaiah 40 “Stories of Resilience & Renewal” | The Rev. Dr. Tom Blair
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Sermons on Stewardship

Painting: Vasiliy Polenov. Among the Teachers. 1896

Putting Second First: Education/Insight

As a graduate of a number of fairly, well, prestigious institutions of higher education, I’m pretty sensitive to this myself. I remember the first public sermon I ever preached, back in the church I was raised, I think it was in 1983. I still have a copy of it. I thought I had done pretty well, touched all the bases; had the sermon make some sense. All I remember from it, really, is that, in greeting folks at the door, a fairly grumpy guy said to me; “Y’know, I didn’t come here to be lectured to….” Ouch.