Consider Job

Consider Job

Job 1:1 – 2:13 Today’s scripture reading is the entire first two chapters of the book of Job. Since it’s a pretty long reading, I’m actually going to break it up and intersperse it with the sermon itself. In my two decades of adult life on this...
Stew(ardship) – Haggai’s Stew

Stew(ardship) – Haggai’s Stew

Haggai 2:10-19 10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: 11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests for a ruling: 12 If one carries consecrated meat in the fold of one’s...
Stew(ardship) – Jacob’s Stew

Stew(ardship) – Jacob’s Stew

Genesis 25:24-34 24 When her (Rebekah’s) time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so...
James 1 – Wisdom from Above

James 1 – Wisdom from Above

James 1:1-27 1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 2 My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, 3because you know that the testing of your faith...
Jonah: Throw Me Into the Sea

Jonah: Throw Me Into the Sea

Jonah 1:1-17 1 The word of Yahweh came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 ‘Arise’, he said, ‘go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry to them that their wickedness has come up before my face’. 3 And Jonah set out, but to flee to Tarshish, away from Yahweh. He came down to Joppa...
Mary’s Song of Praise – According to the Promise

Mary’s Song of Praise – According to the Promise

Luke 1:46-55 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for the Mighty One has done great...

Mary’s Song of Praise – Holy Is His Name

Luke 1:46-55 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for the Mighty One has done great...