Sermons by Pastor Linda Line

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 18, 2020


For this Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Being disciples of Jesus is also a call for us to be wise and thankful stewards of God’s creation and God’s generous blessings. We are in the midst […]

Jesus is coming! (We just don’t know when)


So, what do we know about Jesus’ second coming? Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. Read it here. St. Paul wrote this letter to encourage the church at Thessalonica during a time of confusion and opposition. The confusion concerned the return of Christ Jesus. St. Paul tells these early Christians that their worry about the timing […]

Human wisdom, Godly wisdom, and leafy, green vegetables


James Chapters 3-4: What kind of wisdom do you have? The last time I was in this pulpit, I preached on integrity. Today’s sermon focuses on Wisdom. Do you consider yourself wise?  How about smart?  Do you think that you use 10% of your brain or 100%?  The letter of James takes a look at […]

Living a life of Integrity: That pleases God!


Instructions for integrity, Ephesians 4:1-16 Paul Harvey told a story of four young men who were late to class.  They entered the classroom, and solemnly told their teacher they were detained due to a flat tire.  The sympathetic teacher smiled and told them it was too bad they were late, because they had missed a […]

Thanksgiving: Generosity = Heart


2 Cor. 9:6-15 – Generosity is a Matter of the Heart When a carnival came to town, the strongman was one of the most popular attractions.  One of his tricks was to squeeze an orange dry with his bare hand.  He then offered $1,000 to anyone who could manage to squeeze even a single drop […]

Word for today: “Invest”


Matt 25:14-30 – The Parable of the Talents Good Morning, I want to thank all of those who have been sharing Temple Talks the last few weeks. They have been outstanding!  Thank you for sharing your stories. This morning’s message continues the theme of stewardship. This parable from the gospel of Mathew speaks of a […]