Sermons


“All Synched Up”

February 9, 2020 | Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16  

This morning I’ll begin with Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, then move to Matthew’s gospel to talk about salt and light.  Paul opens this section of his letter by saying:  “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come to you with lofty words and wisdom.  I decided to know nothing among […]

Blessed are Those Despised

February 2, 2020 | Matthew 5:1-12; I Corinthians 1:17-31

When I was 25 years old, I moved from Tucson, Arizona to the East Coast to begin my new job as a librarian in New York City.  Since I didn’t yet have an apartment in the City, I moved in with my sister and brother-in-law.  He was the pastor of a Hungarian Reformed Church in […]

Forever and A Day

January 29, 2020 | Isaiah 49:1b-7; John 1:29-39

Isaiah 49:1b-7 (abridged) …The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. 3 And he said to me, “You […]

“Darkness Runs Through It”

January 26, 2020 | Matthew 4:12-25  

Some of you will recognize that we have the same picture on the bulletin this morning as we had last week.  Cary Bunt’s painting called, “Some People Following Jesus.”  These are ordinary people pulling grocery carts, carrying purses, sporting work overalls, hoisting ladders, dressed for an office job, walking the dog.  And the point of […]

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