A Season For Disrupting

A Season For Disrupting Mark 11:1-11 Lent is truly the season of disruption. Jesus left the valleys and hills of the Galilee and approached Jerusalem, the City of God. Yes, it was the City of God but things were not right in this city. On Palm Sunday Jesus enters...

Creative Insecurity

Creative Insecurity March 16, 2003 • Mark 8:31-38 Many of us are folks who are well established in our relationships, in our careers or we may be enjoying a post-career life. Some are in a comfortable routine following the seasons of life. The years come and go, and...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 I found this on the internet. “We were sitting in church a few weeks ago while the minister delivered a sermon on the prodigal son. When he got to the point where the father sees his son returning and races out to meet him, the...

Salvation

“Salvation” —   Psalm 80:7-11; Luke 13:6-9 Psalm 80 is a call for deliverance—a cry for help. What is asked of God?—salvation. “God-of-the-Angel-Armies, come back! Smile your blessing smile: It will be our salvation.” This Psalm was used in worship at two...

Interruptions on the Road to Jerusalem

Psalm 27 (selected verses); Luke 13:22 & 31-35 SERMON            Interruptions on the Road to Jerusalem We are making our way through Lent, travelling with Jesus and his disciples on their journey to Jerusalem. In the preceding two Sundays we experienced firstly,...

Jesus; From Mountaintop to Wilderness

Jesus; From Mountaintop to Wilderness – Luke 4:1-13 Kathryn Matthews says that in today’s story, “we might say that Jesus sets the ground rules for his ministry and mission. The Son of God is not here to grab power for himself, or to show off how much he matters...