Sermon of December 2, 2018 — “Faith as a Way of Life”

Habakkuk, Selected Verses: The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,    and you will not listen?Or cry to you “Violence!”    and you will not save?3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing    and look at trouble?Destruction and violence are before me;    strife and contention arise.4 So the law becomes slack    and justice never prevails.The wicked…

Amos: A Kingdom Spinning Its Wheels

Amos 5:21-27 21 I hate, I despise your festivals,    and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.  22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings,    I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals    I will not look upon.  23 Take away from me the noise of your songs;    I…

Sermon of September 16, 2012–“The Greatest Question”

Mark 8:27-38 8:27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  8:28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”  8:29 He asked them, “But who do…

Sermon of February 26–“Called to Inconvenience”

We began our sermon series for Lent called–The Power of Kingdom Living–and the focus is how to live day by day in a complex, confusing world. My focus this week was a little known prophet, Miciah ben Imlah from 1 Kings Chapter 22. He prophesied about the truth, even though he knew it might cost…