Sermons tagged with ‘compassion’

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 18, 2021

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Today’s worship service is all about Christ’s compassion and care. It is true, Jesus Christ cares for you and all people, their needs, their sorrows, and their joys. Allow Christ to take you by your hand, and share your happiness and sadness with him. As always, some great music as well. Thanks to all who […]

Re-reading the Bible: “Tired of Being Mean”

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Responding to “The Nashville Statement.” I’m going to apologize in advance, because my sermon is a little bit longer than usual this morning. But there is something on my heart that needs to be shared First, let’s begin by taking a look at the passage from Romans we read this morning. Romans 12:9-21 9Let love […]

No One Really ‘Likes’ Grace

There was a golf tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee that had a fascinating ending. It was a hole-in-one tournament. The rules said that whoever came closest to getting a hole-in-one on the 90-yard hole was the winner. You didn’t have to actually make a hole-in-one to win. Just be close.

Pentecost 10

Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28 Her daughter was trapped by a demon, enslaved in a way that left her alienated from normal life. Why else would her pagan mother cry out to Jesus the Jewish teacher? In fact, there are demonic forces everywhere in the world. Given the story we’ve just heard, I cannot help but think of the ongoing tragedy of the Middle East, particularly of the conflict between Israel and Gaza.