Sermons from July 2017

Sermons from July 2017

Songs in the Key of Life

(with acknowledgments to Stevie Wonder) The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. They will…

Intermingled with Good

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that all things work together…

Hope

‘For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” The strength with which one handles adversity and copes with losses is born out of a nurtured faith. It does not come to those who look for it only when they need it. It does not come to those who disregard the disciplines that open our lives to the kind of faith…