The Friendly Beasts:  Sheepish Ramifications

The Friendly Beasts: Sheepish Ramifications

Luke 2:8-20 8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be...
The Friendly Beasts:  A Donkey’s Tale

The Friendly Beasts: A Donkey’s Tale

Luke 2:1-7 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the...
Coins – Fishy Money

Coins – Fishy Money

Matthew 17:24-27 24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” 25 He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From...
Coins – Render Unto Caesar

Coins – Render Unto Caesar

Mark 12:13–17 13 Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said. 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the...
Coins – The Widow’s Mite

Coins – The Widow’s Mite

Our scripture reading today can be found on pages 49 and 50 in your pew Bibles. Turn to those pages, but then hold your place there. I’m actually going to intersperse the scripture reading with the sermon today, and you’ll want to follow along carefully,...
John Knox – The Thundering Scot

John Knox – The Thundering Scot

Matthew 10:26-31 26 “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not...
Anne Locke – Translator and Poet

Anne Locke – Translator and Poet

Psalm 51:6-14 6 You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice. 9...