"Hot Pockets" (May 23, 2010 - Pentecost) Often, we carry around tokens or mementos to try to remind us of the special people, places, or events in our lives. Philosopher Blaise Pascal carried one such memento: a piece of parchment where he had recorded a moment when he had a particularly powerful experience of God.… Continue reading Sermon: Hot Pockets
Month: May 2010
Sermon: Set Free…
"Set Free..." Video clip from "The Shawshank Redemption," I played the equivalent of this clip sans subtitles ("Hope is a good thing, and no good thing ever dies." "Get busy living, or get busy dying... It's the excitement only a free man can feel... I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been… Continue reading Sermon: Set Free…
I appear to be the construction goddess: construction projects like to follow me around. Culvert work outside my house, sewer work outside my church, re-carpeting projects inside my fellowship hall... I can't escape it. And for some unknown reason, major problems with my uploading software on my blog. I have my sermons clipped and mixed… Continue reading Construction
Sermon: When the Walls Come Down
"When the Walls Come Down" (May 9, 2010) Last week, we talked about God's call that we relinquish the old ways of doing things, the old laws and rules (even though they are sometimes easier!). When we strip the barriers away and tear down the walls, we find that God's new command is there in… Continue reading Sermon: When the Walls Come Down
Sermon: Who Are We to Hinder?
Who Are We to Hinder? (May 2, 2010) In a vision, Peter comes to realize that we are not meant to cling to the old ways of doing things, the old hierarchy, the old categories and obstacles. Rather, God tells Peter to not label as unclean those whom God has called or chosen, and Peter… Continue reading Sermon: Who Are We to Hinder?