The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in God

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in God

John 1:1-5 (OT page 91) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was...
A Commitment to Study

A Commitment to Study

Ezra 7:1-10 1 After this, in the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, 2 son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, 3 son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, 4 son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, 5...
Psummer of Psalms II – 77

Psummer of Psalms II – 77

Psalm 77:1-20 To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm. 1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3 I...
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...
Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44 Today’s scripture passage is Psalm 44. It’s a bit of a long one, so instead of reading it all at once, I’m going to split it up in parts, interspersed throughout the sermon. I invite you to follow along in your pew...
Wandering, Wondering, and Seeking Wisdom – Part III

Wandering, Wondering, and Seeking Wisdom – Part III

Proverbs 4:5-9 5 Get wisdom; get insight: do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever else you get, get insight. 8...
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...