Going Off the Map

Date: January 26, 2020

Bible Text: Psalm 27:1-9, Matthew 4:12-23 |

Last week we heard the story of how Jesus' first disciples got started with him as told by John's gospel. This week we hear about it from Matthew. The details are quite a bit different,
By |2020-01-28T15:57:57-05:00January 28th, 2020|

See Something, Say Something

Date: January 19, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 49:1-7, John 1:29-42 |

Presbyterians have a reputation for not talking about their faith very much. This, like most stereotypes, is a mix of fact and fallacy. It is true that our tradition is more introverted than some of
By |2020-01-21T16:30:21-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Within Reach

Date: July 14, 2019

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:8-14, Luke 10:26-38 |

The parable of the Good Samaritan is well known even among those who know nothing of the Christian faith. We take a look at, as we have done many times before, and this time we
By |2019-07-14T15:50:22-04:00July 14th, 2019|

The Invasion Has Begun

Date: June 9, 2019

Bible Text: Acts 2 (selected), Romans 8:1-14, Ephesians 6:10-20 |

Pentecost is the celebration of God's Spirit coming to empower the apostles and the Church to do the will of Christ. We mark the day this year, not merely as a the birthday of the
By |2019-06-15T13:26:24-04:00June 15th, 2019|

Risen Indeed! So What?

Date: April 28, 2019

Bible Text: John 20:19-31, Acts 5:27-41 |

It's the Sunday after Easter, and the crowds have ebbed away. Why? As exciting and important as the Resurrection of Christ is, for many people there just isn't a connection between it and their own
By |2019-04-28T14:05:29-04:00April 28th, 2019|


Date: February 17, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 |

The Sermon on the Plain gives us some context for considering the inequity of our society. Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.
By |2019-02-17T14:28:07-05:00February 17th, 2019|

A Longer Table

Date: November 11, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Mark 12:38-44 |

Ruth and Naomi find their fortunes reversed. Yay! But in Mark, the widow in the temple puts her last cent and all her hope in the offering. Jesus is impressed with her but not with
By |2018-11-16T22:01:55-05:00November 16th, 2018|

All the Way

Date: November 4, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 1:1-18, Mark 12:28-34 |

Jesus discusses the greatest commandments with a scribe. I hope no one is surprised that it's "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all
By |2018-11-16T22:02:39-05:00November 16th, 2018|

Reversal of Fortune

Date: October 28, 2018

Bible Text: Job 42:1-6, 10-17, Mark 10:46-52 |

The sermon today, originally about Job's restoration and the healing of Bartimaeus the blind man, was reshaped by the violent events of the week and especially the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
By |2018-11-16T22:03:14-05:00November 16th, 2018|

Time’s Up

Date: January 21, 2018

Bible Text: Jonah 3:1-5&10, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20 |

These three passages all address God sending word to folks that time is running out and the judgment of God is about to come, so be ready! Often God makes use of apparently small efforts
By |2018-06-13T13:36:12-04:00January 22nd, 2018|