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02
Oct

A mustard seed of Faith

Jesus’ disciples asked for more faith, but be careful what you ask for because faith brings obligations.

25
Sep

“Now Thank we all our God…” A Sermon for Harvest Thanksgiving

Readings: Philippians 4:4-9; Ps 100; John 6:25-35 Prayers of Thanks Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of anything for […]

18
Sep

Giving as a Spiritual practice

  Readings: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Psalm 79:1-9; Luke 16:1-13 The ‘poor’ preacher After worship one Sunday a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.” “Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?” “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.” I’m […]

11
Sep

The Reckless Love of God

1 Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 14; Luke 15:1-10 In the spirit of today’s gospel that speaks of shepherds, a short joke for you today: I used to be a Shepherd, but I have no idea how many sheep I had. Kept falling asleep trying to count them. Admittedly, not my best joke, but I try to […]

04
Sep

Listening for where God is leading

Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Ps 139:1-5, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33   Stephen Blackmore   A man went to the doctor for his annual physical checkup.  After the doctor had examined the man, he asked “Is there anything else you’d like to discuss today?”  The man thought for a moment and said, “Yes, as a matter of fact there […]

28
Aug

Welcome, my beloved child

Scripture: Luke 14: 1,7-14    Jan Savory  Jesus is being watched This morning we won’t find Jesus walking on water or healing someone of leprosy or expounding truth on some mountain or hanging with the down and out crowd. Oddly enough, he is an invited guest at a sabbath meal in the home an important […]

21
Aug

The Crippled Woman

Jesus saw a crippled woman and made her straight again. What is stopping you from straightening up and being all God wants you to be?  

14
Aug

Turning everything right side up

Scripture  Luke 12:49-59     Jan Savory In today’s passage, Jesus is still on his way to Jerusalem. This is the passage that comes up today as the assigned gospel reading in the three-year lectionary cycle that many denominations share. But when I saw it, my first thought was, really?  I’m supposed to preach on division? About […]

31
Jul

It’s all about me

Scripture Luke 12: 13-21         Jan Savory   Greed and selfishness Jesus tells a story, it’s about Greed, selfishness, sharing or rather nor sharing A farmer has a bumper crop. Wonderful! he says. Now what shall I do? Oh yes, I’ll tear down these barns and build bigger ones. Then I can store […]