6/27/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Faith Forward”
Sermon – Faith Forward
Luke 9: 51-62: This week’s gospel records a number of Jesus’ sayings while he and the disciples are on the road to Jerusalem. Some who have followed him are wondering where they are really headed – what will the future bring? Jesus wants his disciples to be clear that they are headed toward a future of compassion and service, and that it will require their full attention.
Scripture – Luke 9: 51-62
6/20/10 – Marha Rowlett – “Something Special”
Sermon – Something Special
Mark 6: 30-44: In this week’s scripture, Jesus takes his disciples away from the crowd to what is hoped to be a place of quiet rest, but the crowd sees where Jesus is headed and gets there before him. The disciples want Jesus to send the people away, but he has other plans.
Scripture – Mark 6: 30-44
6/13/10 – John Kwan – “As One Without Authority”
Sermon – As One Without Authority
1 Kings 21: 1-21a: This Sunday’s text is sandwiched between accounts of King Ahab’s two battles with the Arameans. It is a vignette that offers intriguing insights into King Ahab, his Baalist queen Jezebel, and his leadership over Israel.
Scripture – 1 Kings 21: 1-21a
6/06/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Simple Twist of Fate”
Sermon – Simple Twist of Fate
1 Kings 17: 8-16: Elijah has fled Israel for his life, and there is a drought in the region. God has promised Elijah that a widow will feed him, but she is down to her last few grains of wheat. Nevertheless, the Lord does provide. It is a twist of fate that Elijah has condemned the king of Israel for marrying a foreign wife, but he is now the foreigner, and a woman who is outside of his community will help to keep him alive.
Scripture – Kings 17: 8-16