Sermons from November 2017

Sermons from November 2017

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Working Among Us, Now

A little background is necessary before I share this morning’s New Testament lesson, on this Stewardship Dedication Sunday. Context is crucial for understanding- and understanding leads to faithful action. This brief portion of Paul’s first letter to Christians in Thessalonica is more significant than you know. It was a first, in many ways. Written just twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, around 50 A.D., this is the first of Paul’s letters. As such, this is also the earliest ‘book’…

Jesus our Brother

Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are…