Sermons from 2015 (Page 3)

God’s World

We have been in a series of sermons about creation.  The first glimpse we have of God is in creation.  The Bible begins with telling us who God is and who we are to God, while God has sleeves rolled up and is creating.  We talked about the God of the sky, who is transcendent, above and over all of creation.  We…

God in the Mountains

It was a quiet April morning.  The kind of morning where spring has not fully been realized yet, at least not in the mountains.  It was simultaneously silent and noisy.  I was travelling in a group of about five people, but none of us spoke that morning.  It was as if we somehow knew we were on holy ground.  We each seemed…

Like A Good Neighbor

“LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR” On March 23, 2019 United Methodist Women will celebrate 150 years of women in mission. This past January United Methodist Women kicked off a five year celebration of women organizing themselves for mission with women, youth and children. The official magazine of United Methodist Women is Response. Its goals are to educate for mission, to interpret the Purpose…

God In The Sky

Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Laying on your back taking in the stars. Sitting wrapped in a blanket watching the sunrise against the earth. Moments like that are filled with wonder and awe.  Moments in which words are few and the experience in which emotions are more ample than thoughts.  Creation speaks forth…

Labor of Love

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘labor of love’? Did you know that it is a biblical phrase? From 1Thessalonians 1:3, “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.”  And Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and…

Walking On Sunshine!

This is our last Sunday in the series of Psalms as the songbook of Israel and our summer songs pointing to the character of God.  I hope you have had as much fun as I have looking at some modern summer songs alongside the psalms.  Like the psalms, we have learned about the character of God and the circumstances of God’s people. …

Cruel Summer

This month, we have been exploring some popular summer hits alongside the songs of the psalms. The book of psalms was the songbook for ancient Israel, long before it was passed around in written form. It was sung from home to home and as they were traveling from place to place. The psalm songs taught the people about the character of God…

Wipeout

This morning is the third in our series about psalms and the summer songbook, taking popular summer songs and psalms to tell us about the character of God. We looked at the beginning of the month at the Dancing in the Street as we examined the worthiness of God to be praised. Last week, Jamie preached on the faithfulness of God in…

I’ll Stand By You

1994. 21 years ago. Some of you may remember that year or years around that year. Some of you were not even born yet. Some of us were graduating from High School that year. In fact, that was the year I graduated from High School. 1994 was the year that Tonya Harding, (remember her?) won the national figure skating championship only to…

Dancing in the Streets

Today, we begin a new series of sermons entitled the Summer Soundtrack. We will be looking at summer music and the power of music in the psalms to reveal the character of God to us. When I was growing up, we had a house down in Bethany Beach, in Delaware. We would often spend much of the summer down at the beach…