Sermons

October 20, 2019 Itching Ears and Faithful Lives

NRSV 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-4:5 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus....

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October 13, 2019 Pray for Them?!

NRSV JEREMIAH 29:1, 4-7 29 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to...

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October 6, 2019 Rekindling the Gift

NRSV 2 TIMOTHY 1:1-14 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I am grateful to...

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September 29, 2019 Hope in Desolation

NRSV JEREMIAH 32:1-3, 6-15 32 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2 At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah...

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September 22, 2019 A God Who Prays with Us

NRSV PSALM 79:1-9 1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild...

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September 15, 2019 The Grace Between Us

By The Rev. Peter Smith Oh, the things we seldom consider… if someone living in the country Turkey were to eat our favorite Thanksgiving bird, what would they call it? Apparently, the Turks call turkeys “the American bird.” It seems to people in Turkey, we are a bunch...

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September 8, 2019 In the Potter’s Hands

NRSV JEREMIAH 18:1-11 18 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4 The vessel he was making of clay was...

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September 1, 2019 Watching Closely

NRSV LUKE 14:1, 7-14 14 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8“When you are...

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