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...
Simple Gifts – What Does the Lord Require

Simple Gifts – What Does the Lord Require

Micah 6:6-8 6 With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my...
Miracles – Who Touched Me

Miracles – Who Touched Me

Luke 8:43-48 43 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage...
Miracles – Loaves and Fish

Miracles – Loaves and Fish

Matthew 14:13-21 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and...
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...