Sermons from February 2018

DO: Do Pause to Know God

A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew pictures. Occasionally, she would walk around the room to see each child’s work. “What are you drawing?” she asked one little girl who was working diligently at her desk. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” The little…

Do Pause: Do Pause to Listen

After his baptism, Jesus was driven into the desert for forty days and forty nights. Some gospels focus on that time as a time of temptation, others as a time of silence, others as time with God.  The Gospel of Mark notes “Jesus was with wild animals and cared for by angels.”  During those days of preparation, we are reminded of our…

Celebrating Humanity

Scripture stated that a leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling to Jesus, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. After sternly warning him, Jesus sent him away at…

DO Go Back

A big game! Long time rivals! Excitement building on both sides! I could be describing the anticipation of tonight’s game… but I have another in mind.  It was September 23rd, 2000 in Ohio.   With Penn State  lined up against Ohio State, the Big Ten rivalry continued.  It was the fifth game of the season for the Nittany Lions.  However, with less than…