Sermons on Deuteronomy

Rooted in Welcoming

Last week Pastor Monica spoke to us about being rooted in faith. She used the illustration of two trees; how the roots underground twist into one another, leading to the two trees dependent on one another for life. Pastor Monica shared that like the trees, our roots to one another lead us to be connected and dependent on one another. Our common…

Half Truths: God Said it, I Believe, That Settles It

Reading car bumper stickers can be an entertaining past time. From places people have traveled like Ocean City, Disney or Cape Cod to candidates they are supporting to theological presuppositions; bumper stickers can share a glimpse of something about a person. Have you seen the bumper sticker, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it”? Sometimes, the bumper stickers even go…

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…