Sermons from July 2020

Sermons from July 2020

A Belle Melange

A Belle Mélange Acts 10:34-43   Matthew 16:13-19 In the 2001 movie, Tortilla Soup, Hector Elizondo plays the part of a retired chef—retired because he has somehow lost his sense of taste (and, with it, his self-confidence).  But his old partner calls him with an emergency—they are catering a fancy dinner and one of the junior chefs has messed up the dessert.  They need his help to rescue the dinner!  He arrives on the scene, sees what they have to work with,…

Wisdom is Vindicated by Deeds

Wisdom Is Vindicated by Deeds                5th Pentecost Romans 7:15-25a  Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 I am a big fan of Snoopy, the cute little beagle from Peanuts!  When everyone else is going frantic with worry, Snoopy always seems to have a steady compass and an aptitude for JOY! In one of his more philosophical moods, Snoopy was contemplating the question of whether it is more important to BE or to DO.  Some people emphasize how crucial it is to BE, while others focus on what…