Matthew 25:31-45; Ephesians 2:14 “The Wall”

The Exodus was the pivotal event in the Hebrew Scriptures. In that act of deliverance God freed the Hebrew slaves from Egyptian bondage. The Exodus became the foundation for Israel’s understanding of God and for their ethical approach to life. Repeatedly the people were told in their tradition that they… Continue reading

Job 1:1-2:1 13; 42:7-17 “A Question of Motive”

The Book of Job is recognized as a literary masterpiece. There is no way we can even begin to unlock the rich treasures of this Old Testament book today. What we can do is look at part of the book and ask what it can say to us as worshipers… Continue reading

Genesis 1:1-2:4a “The First Things” (Partnering with God) Part 4

In our first sermon on Genesis we said that the Bible is not a science book. We cannot expect the biblical writers to see creation as science understands the universe today. Ancient people basically understood the world as it appears. For example, it looks like the sun goes around the… Continue reading

The Awesome Wonder of Dolphins

Before the beginning of recorded history, humankind has enjoyed a special relationship with playful and highly intelligent animals called Dolphins. There are incredible stories regarding their sensitivity to humans in distress at sea. It would appear that we have only just begun to understand the mystery and value of these… Continue reading

Mark 10:28-31 “Demonstration Plots of the Kingdom of God”

During the Great Depression and World War II, the U. S. government had a program designed to teach farmers and households more efficient and productive ways of farming and gardening. Most of the population back then was rural, and the survival of many families depended on their ability to produce… Continue reading

Galatians 6:11 18 “The Freedom to Die … and to Live”

(This sermon was delivered on a July 4. I took this opportunity to talk about a greater freedom than what we cherish in our country. The freedom we have in Christ is paradoxical. A paradox is something which on the surface seems to be a contradiction, but on deeper reflection… Continue reading

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