The Book of Job: (Un)Worthy

The Book of Job: (Un)Worthy

Job 35:1-16 1 Elihu continued and said: 2 “Do you think this to be just? You say, ‘I am in the right before God.’ 3 If you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’ 4 I will answer you and your friends with you. 5 Look at the heavens and...
The Book of Job: (Un)Happiness

The Book of Job: (Un)Happiness

Job 3:1-26 1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 Job said: 3 “Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said,‘A man-child is conceived.’ 4 Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, or light shine on it. 5 Let...
Faith and Film VIII – Jojo Rabbit

Faith and Film VIII – Jojo Rabbit

Psalm 30:11-12 11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was...
Faith and Film VIII – Ford v Ferrari

Faith and Film VIII – Ford v Ferrari

Proverbs 21:21-31 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor. 22 One wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down the stronghold in which they trusted. 23 To watch over mouth and tongue is to keep out of trouble. 24 The...
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 – The Least Popular Psalm

Psummer of Psalms – The Least Popular Psalm

Psalm 79:1-13 A Psalm of Asaph. 1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to...