11/24/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Doing Thanks”
Sermon – Doing Thanks
Philippians 4: 4-9. This week’s scripture is an invitation to give thanks in all things. The Apostle Paul views thanksgiving as an antidote to anxiety. He suggests that when we center our thoughts around the things of God, other matters find their proper place.
Scripture – Philippians 4: 4-9
11/17/13 – Lisa Williams – “Trail Signs”
Sermon – Trail Signs
Luke 21: 5-19. In this week’s gospel, while Jesus is at the temple teaching, he warns that the temple will soon be destroyed. His listeners want to know when, what signs to look for, but when Jesus provides signs, they are not what the people want to see.
Scripture – Luke 21: 5-19
11/10/13 – Jonathan Chute – “God of the Living”
Sermon – God of the Living
Luke 20: 27-38. In this week’s gospel a group of Sadducees come to Jesus with a question about resurrection, which they see as an absurd idea. They ask whose wife a widow who has married seven brothers will be after death. Jesus answers that the situation the Sadducess suggest would not be relevant in the next life.
Scripture – Luke 20: 27-38
11/03/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Progress, Not Perfection”
Sermon – Progress, Not Perfection
Luke 19: 1-10. In Jericho, Jesus encounters an unlikely candidate for inclusion in God’s kingdom, Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector. Zacchaeus wants to see Jesus, but he is too short to see over the crowd, so he climbs a tree to get a better view. Jesus sees Zacchaeus, tells him to come down, then invites himself over for dinner! Overcome with joy, Zacchaeus promises to become a new and better person.
Scripture – Luke 19: 1-10