Psummer of Psalms II – 53

Psummer of Psalms II – 53

Psalm 53:1-6 To the leader: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. 1 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they commit abominable acts; there is no one who does good. 2 God looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who...
Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Our scripture reading today is Psalm 149, but before we begin, I’d like to recognize a few milestones: Tomorrow is July 8th, which is the seventh anniversary of the day you voted to elect me as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church. I can always remember that...
Wandering, Wondering, and Seeking Wisdom – Part I

Wandering, Wondering, and Seeking Wisdom – Part I

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 1 When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, 2 you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the...
Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Matthew 16:13-17 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15...
Faith and Film VII – Mary Poppins Returns

Faith and Film VII – Mary Poppins Returns

Jeremiah 29:11-13 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find...
FPC Worship Is Intelligent

FPC Worship Is Intelligent

Luke 24:50-53 50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they...
FPC Worship Is Reformed (and Always Reforming)

FPC Worship Is Reformed (and Always Reforming)

Luke 24:50-53 50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they...