Sermons from September 2016

Sermons from September 2016

Pass it On: Engaging a Stranger

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.” As she was going to bring it, he called to…

Pass it One: When Walls Disappear

So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has…
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Pass it On: All Things New

(Remembering 15 years ago today, let us take a moment of silence to reflect and pray for those whose lives were affected, and continue to be affected, one way or another, by the events of this day, in NYC, Washington DC, Shanksville, PA, & around the world…) Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and…
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Pass it On: Welcoming Strangers

  ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’ (Hebrews 13:2) This is the ‘operative’ verse for us today, which leads us into our next sermon series “Pass It On”, (as – as in the song you used to sing around the campfire ‘It only takes a spark to get a fire going”… remember that one?) The source of this story about welcoming strangers comes from the Old Testament,…