11/28/10 – Diane Rehfield – “Seeing What’s Impossible”
Sermon – Seeing What’s Impossible
Isaiah 2: 1-5. A good vision is something that is achievable, but at the same time, something that is a stretch. If we are bold in our visions, there will be some who say that what we envision is not possible. In our scripture this morning, the prophet Isaiah speaks an incredibly bold vision that continues to call to us, requiring us to believe in what seems impossible, and inviting us to walk in the light of the Lord toward peace.
Scripture – Isaiah 2: 1-5
11/21/10 – Jonathan Chute – “From Wandering to Wondering”
Sermon – From Wandering to Wondering
Deuteronomy 26: 1-11. Deuteronomy 26: 1-11. The scripture for Thanksgiving Sunday this year includes Moses’ instructions for dedicating the harvest, when the people of Israel had come into the promised land and were ready to enjoy its bounty. He knew that their feast would not be complete without room for others at the table. In that sense and others, the first Thanksgiving had much in common with our own celebrations. It was a time to remember the goodness of God, and to reach out to share with those around us.
Scripture – Deuteronomy 26: 1-11
11/14/10 – Jonathan Chute – “Things Change”
Sermon – Things Change
Luke 21: 5-19. This week’s gospel comes from a time near the end of Jesus’ ministry and includes some of his last teachings. He speaks of a time of coming crisis, when the temple in Jerusalem will stand no longer, and when others will compete for the loyalty of his followers. In the midst of the turmoil, Jesus offers a word of encouragement and hope: God is still in charge. Do not be afraid.
Scripture – Luke 21: 5-19
11/07/10 – John Kwan – “Whose Hat to Wear?”
Sermon – Whose Hat to Wear?
Luke 20: 27-38. In this week’s text, the Sadducees come to Jesus with a question about resurrection. Their question does not appear to be an attempt to trick Jesus but rather centers on an issue that the Sadducees and the Pharisees disagree over and Luke shares with us how Jesus responds to their question.
Scripture – Luke 20: 27-38