Sermon: Embracing Justice

As we continue to open our ears and our hearts to God’s word though the prophet Micah, I invite you to turn with me to Micah, chapter 3. Micah 3, beginning in verse 1. Micah is in the Old Testament, one of the minor prophets. If you are in Nahum or Habakkuk you have gone…

Sermon: Who Do You Love?

Our journey through Micah continues this morning in chapter 2, beginning in verse 1. Micah is in the Old Testament, one of the minor prophets, minor in size, not significance. Micah is nestled with Obadiah and Jonah on the left and Nahum and Habakkuk on the right. Micah 2, beginning in verse 1. But before…

Prayer: Speak Woe

A prayer on reading Micah 2: Holy and loving Father, We hope to never hear your words of woe,    rebuke    judgment We hope your eyes were closed,    your back was turned,       or you were sleeping and did not see what thoughts raced through our minds while others slept. We…

Sermon: Idolatry

As we prepare to hear God’s word from the book of Micah, I want to offer a word of clarification and a word of warning. First, clarification. Micah is a prophet and therefore the book of Micah is a book of prophecy. As we study Micah, we will find that some of his words refer…

Prayer: We are not ready

A prayer on reading Micah 1 Sovereign Lord, we long for your coming, but we are not ready. You come in your mountain melting, valley splitting, holy presence, but we are unprepared. We, who gather weekly – daily – to praise your name find ourselves trembling before your majesty. We want you tame and docile, We…

Sermon: Two Witnesses

Thank you Roger. Thank you children’s choir. Thank you adult choir. Thank you, Elaine. It is truly beautiful to hear so many voices praising God and proclaiming the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior. Thank you so much. For our Scripture lesson this morning, I want to pick up the story right where Roger ended,…

Prayer: Seeing Salvation

A prayer on reading Luke 2:21-38 Fairest Lord Jesus, eternal Son of the Father, you came down from heaven and became incarnate in the womb of Mary. You took on meekness, took on lowliness, took on humility. You subjected yourself wholly to the law – consecrated to the Lord – obedient in life – loving…