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...
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,...
Two Preachers and a Trucker – Humanity

Two Preachers and a Trucker – Humanity

Job 31:16-23 16 “If I have withheld anything that the poor desired,    or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, 17 or have eaten my morsel alone,    and the orphan has not eaten from it— 18 for from my youth I reared the orphan like a father,    and from my...
Simple Gifts – The Secret of Well-Being

Simple Gifts – The Secret of Well-Being

Philippians 4:10-20 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with...
Simple Gifts – What Do We Require?

Simple Gifts – What Do We Require?

Matthew 6:24-33 24 “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or...