Sermons

Frayed but Unafraid

SCRIPTURE: Gift From Creator Tells the Good Story 5:1-11 (Matthew 5:1-11)First Nations Version, an Indigenous Translation of the New TestamentItalics here are part of the translation. 1 When Creator Sets Free (Jesus) saw the great crowd, he went back up into the mountainside and sat down to teach the people. His followers came to him…

A Visit with Eagles

Proverbs 30:18-19, Exodus 19:1-4, Isaiah 40:31 Common English Bible [ ] = text is adapted for gender neutrality/inclusion or clarity. Proverbs 30:18-19 [The collected wisdom of the people:] 18 Three things are too wonderful for me…19 the way of an eagle in the sky,the way of a snake on the rock,the way of a ship…

Troubled Waters <> Healing Pools

John 5:2-9a-13-9b, 16-18, The Message and Common English Bible [ ] = text is adapted for gender neutrality/inclusion or clarity. Italics indicate the text is from The Message 2-6 …Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves.Hundreds of sick people—blind, crippled, paralyzed—were in these alcoves. One…

The Monotony of Manna

Numbers 11:7-9, 4-6 Common English Bible 7 The manna was like coriander seed and its color was like resin. 8 The people would roam around and collect it and grind it with millstones or pound it in a mortar. Then they would boil it in pots and make it into cakes. It tasted like cakes…

Nine Times Out of Ten

Luke 17:11-19 Common Jewish Bible 11 On his way to Yerushalayim, Yeshua passed along the border country between Shomron and the Galil. 12 As he entered one of the villages, ten [people] afflicted with tzara‘at met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out, “Yeshua! Rabbi! Have pity on us!” 14 On seeing…

Today’s To-Do List

SCRIPTURE: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV & For Everything There Is a Time, song by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:2 [there is] a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,3 a time to kill…

How Does a Church Say Love (Pt 2)

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19-20a Living Bible: Jesus, resurrected, came and said to the disciples:19 Go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the [Creator] and of the [Christ] and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and then teach these new disciples… Mark 16:15 Common English Bible: Again, Jesus, resurrected, said to…

Rooted in Love

Scripture: Ephesians 3: 14-21 NRSV 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Creator, 15 from whom every family in heaven and onearth takes its name. 16 I pray that, according to the riches of divine glory, God may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through the…

“Christ Our Peace”

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:12-21 (New Revised Standard Version) 12 Remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought…