Sermons from January 2021

Sermons from January 2021

Jesus and disciples

A New Teaching

A New Teaching                4th Epiphany 1 Corinthians 8:1-13   January 31,2021   Mark 1:21-28 Life is all about making choices.  The essence of life is found in the choices that one makes.  So, how do you make most of your choices?  After all, there are MANY ways to choose.  For example, there is the impulse way—walking past a tray of warm chocolate chip cookies and grabbing one and stuffing it into your face, without considering how it fits into your eating plan. …
Fishing Net

What’s the Catch?

What’s the Catch? 3rd Sunday of Epiphany 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 January 24, 2021 Mark 1: 14-20          Actually, I don’t know a lot about fishing. My Dad never taught me anything about it. There was some thing about him and his brother so he did not want anything to do with hunting or fishing.             And since I didn’t know what I was missing, I didn’t mind it. Until my sons wanted to go fishing and I realized I…

Sam, Nate, Mack and Papa

Sam, Nate, Mack and Papa 2nd Sunday of Epiphany 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 January 17, 2021 Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18; John 1: 43-51 The human brain is a wonder. The mind and its ability to capture ideas and concepts.  And perhaps its greatest ability is that no one can perceive the thoughts of another person. Our thoughts are truly our own until we choose to share them in one way or another. No other person knows what truly goes on…
Holy Spirit

God’s Spirit at Work

God’s Sprit at Work                    Baptism of the Lord Acts 19:1-7   January 10, 2021   Mark 1:4-11 What comes to mind when I say the word “ghost”?  Is it something creepy from Ghostbusters, or a haunted house like the Amityville Horror, or is it something more like Casper the Friendly Ghost?  The word “ghost” is peppered throughout our vocabulary: “She doesn’t have a ghost of a chance”; or “We drove up to an old ghost town”; or “the car ghosted under the…

Newborn King/Shepherd

Newborn King/Shepherd                   Epiphany Ephesians 3:1-12    January 3, 2021   Matthew 2:1-12 SQuire Rushnell believes that God is always at work, performing miracles right under our noses just to show us how much God loves us!  SQuire calls these little miracles “God-winks,” and he compiled a book full of examples that he entitled When God Winks at You.  He has continued to document these miracles from all around the world, and recently published a new collection, including this story from McAllen, Texas.…