The Book of Job: (Un)Friended

The Book of Job: (Un)Friended

Job 25:1-6 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered: 2 “Dominion and fear are with God; he makes peace in his high heaven. 3 Is there any number to his armies? Upon whom does his light not arise? 4 How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be...
The Book of Job: (Un)Hinged

The Book of Job: (Un)Hinged

Job 15:1-35S Today’s scripture reading is interspersed throughout the sermon… After a week like this one, I think a little humor is in order. Since we’re talking about becoming unhinged today…and hinges are are usually connected to doors…...
Be Prepared – A Sermon for Scout Sunday

Be Prepared – A Sermon for Scout Sunday

Matthew 25:1-12 1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4 but the wise took...
Faith and Film VIII – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Faith and Film VIII – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Luke 10:25-37 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,...
The Friendly Beasts:  O Night Bovine

The Friendly Beasts: O Night Bovine

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