Sermon: Embrace

Father, you promise that as the As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so it is with your word that goes forth from your…

Sermon: What story are you telling?

Father, you always speak the truth. Help us to hear the truth of your Word this morning and to live well in light of it. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Genesis. Genesis, chapter 31. Genesis is the first book in the Bible. As…

Sermon: From Whom All Blessings Flow

LORD, open our ears to hear your word, open our hearts to receive your blessing, and open our hands to pour it back out to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I’ve had a song in my head all week. I think it goes like this: Praise John from whom all blessings flow… No, that isn’t…

Sermon: A Tale of Two Sisters

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, open our eyes to see you, our hearts to know you, and our lips to speak your praise. Dig out our ears that might hear your word clearly this morning, and give us the feet we need to walk in it by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I sat on…

Sermon: The Promise of Bethel

LORD, you come to us even when we are not looking for you. We pray that your word would break through our distraction, our resistance, our indifference. Dig out our ears that we might hear your word, and set our hearts to trust your promises spoken to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. If you are…

Sermon: Hero? Villain? Victim?

Father, open our eyes to see you, open our ears to hear your voice, grant us always to put our faith and trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. After last week, there were (rightly) a lot of questions during coffee time about whether it was right for Isaac to deceive Abimelech by saying Rebekah…

Sermon: A Successful Journey

LORD, you proclaim those to be happy who meditate on your law day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water which yield their fruit in its season and their leaves do not wither. May we be firmly planted in your word, drawing deeply from the life-giving water you provide there. May…