Sermons from March 2022

Sermons from March 2022



March 27, 2022———-4th Sunday in Lent Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21; Luke 15: 1-32 Dale was a proud man, a man who was glad that his grown kids had settled in the same area, a man who was happiest when his whole (large) family gathered around the table for a meal.  But Dale had a problem.  His teenaged grandson had acted in a way that he considered to be extremely disrespectful, and he had called him on it.  The…
Spanish Springs Church Building

Should We Get What We Deserve?

March 20, 2022———–3rd Sunday in Lent————Rev. Bob Kelley 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9 Luke 13: 1-9             Karma, we all know what it is, and most of us pretty much believe in it. And karma tells us, that in life, we are generally going to get what is coming to us.  If we are good, God will bless us, and if we are bad God will get us.  If not now, then when we die.  And we think…
Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church

Don’t Be “Detoured”

March 13, 2022———–2nd Sunday in Lent Philippians 3: 17 – 4: 1; Luke 13: 31-35 I have heard it said that life is a journey—and that it’s the journey itself more than the destination that is important and significant—and that sometimes the detours are actually part of God’s plan, and are significant waypoints on the path God means for us.  I agree with this view…mostly.  When the detours take us from the path we have selected for ourselves, and the…

Discerning the Path

March 6, 2022——–1st Sunday in Lent Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16    Luke 4:1-13 Remember the old days when you had a trip coming up, and you would get out the old folding maps and make a plan for how you were going to get from here to there?  Those of us who love MAPS always cherished that particular activity!  But now we have a GPS on our phones, and we simply type in our destination and we see two or three…
Ash Wednesday

Sanctified or Sanctimonious?

March 2, 2022—–Ash Wednesday Psalm 51: 1-17; Matthew 6: 1-6; 16-21 I was driving our daughter, Erin, to school one day, and she was reviewing her vocabulary lesson.  “Dad,” she asked, “What does sanctimonious mean?”  Well, sanctimonious is a word I am familiar with, and I have seen it used numerous times (though I don’t believe I have ever used it!), but I could not think of a way to define it.  She had, in her lesson, some definitions from…