Sermons on Deuteronomy

DO Welcome the Stranger

God has always called God’s people to remember that they were strangers in a land they did not know.  Sometimes we might feel like we know exactly where we are and, other times, what is going on around us.  When the people of God were enslaved in Egypt, God reminded again and again to care for others and not mistreat those who…

DO Value Each – Bullying

This year, we have been taking the challenge to read together the gospel of Gospel of Mark.  After a slight detour with Holy Week and Easter readings, we pick up back in chapter 3.  The writer of Mark gives a quick clear account of the gospel immediately as rushing us towards to the words that require our action and attention.  Immediately, we…

DO Follow

This month, we have been walking with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. Pastor Shirley reminded us of the gift of our baptism as beloved of God, called to care for others. Last week, Pastor Kevin invited us to not just follow Jesus, but to go with Jesus in catching others in the act of fishing. Quickly, we have moved from baptism…

The Full and True Jesus

The scripture said, “…the lawyer stood up to test Jesus.”  Test Him?  Test Jesus!?   Does he really want to test Jesus? But he does, he says, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus answers with a question, that is just like Jesus, a question with a question, “What is written in the…

Desperate For You

We are in the midst of a sermon series where we are looking at popular and favored hymns or worship songs and preaching around the theme that they offer. We have engaged songs such as “Amazing Grace” and “One Day at a Time”, and now here today we are engaging with the song entitled, “This…

God’s Welcome

This morning, we begin a new sermon series, entitled Citizens of Heaven, Residents of Earth.  It is a series that was not my original intention for this time.  I standardly plan our worship themes out approximately 6 months at a time.  And I had planned something else for May.  During Holy Week, I heard God…