1st Sunday of Advent
11/27/11 – John Kwan – “Sign of the Times”
Sermon – Sign of the Times
Mark 13: 24-37. While sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple with four of his disciples, Jesus foretells the coming destruction of the temple . The disciples ask him what signs there will be, and Jesus advises them to “keep awake” as they wait.
Scripture – Mark 13: 24-37
11/20/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Grateful”
Sermon – Grateful
Deuteronomy 8:7-18. During the people of Israel’s time in the wilderness, before they enter the promised land, Moses addresses the people, offering encouragement and instruction about how to live in their new home. He invites their gratitude in advance, sharing pictures of the blessing and bounty that await them.
Scripture – Deuteronomy 8:7-18
11/13/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Well Done”
Sermon – Well Done
Matthew 25: 14-30. In this week’s gospel, Jesus tells the story of a man who entrusts his property to his servants and goes away on a journey. When he returns he finds that each of them has responded differently to the trust placed in them. He praises the two servants who risked everything that he had given them, and reprimands the one whose fear prevented him from doing anything.
Scripture – Matthew 25: 14-30
11/06/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Bridesmaids”
Sermon – Bridesmaids
Matthew 25: 1-13. This week Jesus tells his disciples a story about readiness and waiting. Ten bridesmaids are supposed to watch for the groom, who arrives later than expected. Because of the delay, five of them do not have enough lamp oil, and by the time they return with more oil, the doors of the hall are locked. Since they were not prepared for anything to go wrong, they end up missing the feast.
Scripture – Matthew 25: 1-13