Sermons by Pastor Eileen Smith Le Van

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Maundy Thursday command: Love and Serve


Maundy Thursday story gives us our job description 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart […]

God wants to restore us


Jesus’ healing restores us to ourselves, each other When I was in seminary, the comment that I saw most often, in red pencil in the columns of the papers I wrote for my class for study of the Hebrew scriptures was: “Get out of the 20th century!” Today’s text: Mark 1:29-31 – Jesus heals Simon’s […]

Healthy Boundaries, Jesus-style


In this healing, Jesus changes the boundaries Today’s text: Mark 1:21-28 When we talk about personal relationships, one of the characteristics we consider are the boundaries we set. Boundaries help to define who we are; healthy boundaries help us to maintain a strong sense of ourselves, while allowing us to be in mutual relationships with […]