pastoral messages from past few months –
#7 podcast – for the Spirit searches everything 02092020 – recorded 2/9/2020
For the Spirit searches everything is a pastoral message about how we might be the salt and light of the world. The Spirit of God reveals to us who God is. God is God of love, justice, and mercy. To do what God cares about requires us to care for the oppressed, the poor, the hungry…
#6 podcast – blessed 20200202 – recorded 2/2/2020
pastoral message about the fact and reality of being blessed, even when we do not feel blessed. we are blessed to be part of God’s family. as family, we are there for each other, including fighting for justice!
#5 mourning into joy – recorded 1/5/2020
How do we move from mourning to joy? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom:
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10 (NRSV)
#4 praise the Lord! – recorded on 12/29/2019
can we praise the Lord under all circumstances? how?
#3 what are you looking for? – recorded on 1/19/2020
We have found the Messiah, said Andrew to his brother Peter. What are you looking for? Have you found what you are looking for? example of 2 followers of Jesus, St. Augustine and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
#2 rich man’s regret– recorded on 10/27/2019
How can we not have regrets like the rich man? Be true to who we were created to be. And to share our stories. God created each of us, in the image of God, and God created us differently. God loves each of us, why do we not love everyone since everyone is created in God’s image?
#1 lost and found – recorded on 9/15/2019
a pastoral message about depression. depression is a mental illness. depression is not a sin. how might church communities contribute positively and support those who are already suffering?
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