Sermon May 22, 2011 on Acts 7:51-60. Confirmation Sunday. We all have the tendency to give in to spitefulness and hatred to a certain degree. If we allow our tendencies to get out of hand, we will have a monster on our hands. We have moved out of the darkness of the tomb, but we stand in the shadows of of nasty behavior based in our unwillingness to hold ourselves accountable or allow others in our lives to hold us accountable. How do we move from a life of spitefulness and hatred to one which demonstrates the love of God, love of neighbor, and love of enemy found in the Kingdom of God?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sermon May 15, 2011 on Acts 2:42-47. We have moved out of the darkness of the tomb, but we stand in the shadows of self interest. How do we move from a life of selfish inclinations to one which demonstrates the Kingdom of God?
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sermon May 8, 2011 on Luke 24:13-35. We might be set free, but do we truly live as if we are set free. Many times we become comfortable with the cage/tomb we are in, and even when it is opened, we do not leave. The stone has been rolled away, the bars have been opened. This week we look at the tomb of ignorance. They say ignorance is bliss, but is it really? Or do we just not know what we are missing? We have been promised life abundant. But do we live it? We all find ourselves in fear, doubt and ignorance, but we have a choice to make. We can choose to move out. We must take that first step.
Monday, May 2, 2011
May 1, 2011 on John 20:19-31. We live in a tomb, a prison, of fear and doubt. The stone has been rolled away, the bars have been opened. We have been promised life abundant. But do we live it? We must take that first step.