Sermons by Rev. Dr. Victor Shepherd

Sermons by Rev. Dr. Victor Shepherd

PROMISES, PROMISES, PROMISES

Promises, Promises, Promises Isaiah 55:6-11 Romans 9:4-5 2nd Corinthians 1:15-22 Luke 1:67-79It’s startling to find the word “promise” hundreds of times over in the English translations of the Hebrew bible. It’s startling for one reason: the word “promise” isn’t found in the Hebrew language. In biblical Hebrew the verb that the English translators render…

MUCH WANTS TO, BUT NOTHING CAN

MUCH WANTS TO, BUT NOTHING CAN—SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD Ps 34:1-10  Romans 8:26-39   I: — “For I am sure that nothing, nothing seen or unseen in the entire creation, will ever be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”    Nothing can separate us from God’s love?  Much…

MANDATE FOR A CONGREGATION

Sunday August 11 Matthew 10:5-15 As soon as something in our society is seen to be out of order a Royal Commission is set up to deal with it.  One day it is suspected that tax-revenues are being misspent or that medicare claims are being falsified or that organized crime is taking over legitimate businesses.  At this point a commission is convened. …

THE AARONIC BLESSING

I: — Customarily we say it or sing it at a service of baptism. Frequently the minister concludes worship by pronouncing it as a benediction: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. What are we expecting? Are we expecting anything? Or do we repeat…