Sermon 12/31/17 Encountering the Messiah: Go and do likewise

John’s gospel opens with the familiar words, ‘In the beginning was the word’.  That word, Jesus Christ, has been alive since the beginning of time and will still be alive at the end of time.  He is the light which extinguishes darkness. The contrast between light and darkness reveals the distance between who we are […]

12/24/17 – GOD’S PRESENCE BRINGS LIFE: THE WORD MADE FLESH John 1:1-18

Back in early September we began this year’s journey through the Bible with the first words of the book of Genesis: “In the beginning, God created…”  Today we begin our New Testament journey with the first words of the Gospel of John:  “In the beginning was the Word…”  In this way John signals that the […]

November 12, 2017 -PROMISES OF HOPE AMOS: JUSTICE ROLLS DOWN LIKE WATERS John 7:37-38 Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-14

Today we begin the third subsection of our 2017-2018 journey through the Narrative Lectionary.  The overall theme, you remember, is “Called by God, Blessed to Serve.”  The first subsection was “God Provides Blessings,” and the second was “Called by God.”  Today we begin a subsection entitled “Promises of Hope,” which will be a three week […]