Sermon Archive (Page 15)

Sermon Archive (Page 15)

A Good Lamp

They say that history repeats itself. They also say those those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it. Whoever ‘they’ are must have known the Gospel writer, Matthew, because it seems to me that Matthew learned from Jesus the proper way to follow a well-lit pathway forward, beyond those obstacles that pull us down and hinder us from being the people God wants us to be, as individuals and as part of Christ’s body as the church. It was Jesus that gave Matthew the lamp to use, the insight he had to see himself and his mission clearly and to illumine his way, and we would do well to use that same source of light in our lives.
pair of hands with light

Sweet Surrender

Let us share a moment of silence- for the souls of those murdered in Charleston… The Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor Cynthia Hurd Susie Jackson Ethel Lance The Rev. Clementa Pinckney Tywanza Sanders The Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons Sr. The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Myra Thompson … Amen. Our New Testament Lesson: Matthew 7:7-11  “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches…

Desperate Desiring

June 14, 2015 New Testament Text: Luke 15:1,2, 11-24 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. A…


Sermon Text: Matthew 9:35-38 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into…