Sermons from January 2020

Sermons from January 2020

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HERE, NOW

We are told that timing in life is very important.  For example, timing is important in the real estate market or in the stock market. Buy low, sell high, if you can, but it’s not always clear when the time is right.  The timing of so many events is out of our control. They just seem to happen.  Often we say, “Oh, I should have done that earlier, or I…

BECAUSE GOD IS FAITHFUL

       In Yellow Stone National Park in the U.S. there are over two hundred geysers. But one geyser is more popular than all others and not because it reaches the greatest height. It is popular because it is dependable. Once every sixty-five minutes it shoots a stream of boiling water over 170 ft. into the air. You can set your watch by it.…

PEOPLE WHO RESEMBLE JESUS

       Here is God’s goal for people who believe in his Son – that we would come to resemble Jesus. God’s Spirit is making us like Jesus.      A few years ago I, along with a fellow clergyman, the Rev. Dale Skinner, stood in the Jordan River, near where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Now no one knows whether…

GRACE UPON GRACE

The new year always seems like a gift of grace. It’s like we turn the page and start again with a blank slate.  That’s why we make New Years’ Resolutions.  Of course, resolutions are hard to keep. One man has words of comfort for those who make resolutions: “Don’t worry about keeping those 2020 New Year’s resolutions, you only have to deal with…