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: Isaac in Gerar

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, our rock and our redeemer. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Genesis 26. Genesis 26. Genesis is the first book in the…

Sermon: Holding on to the Promise

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – you have called us and claimed us are your own. You have done this by grace through your Son, Jesus Christ, not because we have done anything to deserve it. Hold us fast, so that we might hold fast to your word of promise, that word fulfilled most completely…

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…

Sermon: Resurrection and the Life

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you for the work of redemption – for reconciling us to you through the cross of Christ, for the victory and promise of the resurrection, for the new life in Christ we receive through the Spirit – we thank you for all of this. We also thank you…

Sermon: The Vine and the Branches

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, speak your word to us, cleanse us by your word, and draw us to you that we may abide in Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the Gospel of John. John 15:1-17. John is in the New Testament –…

Sermon: Beginning, Middle, End

Father, may your Word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to John, chapter 13. John 13, beginning in verse 31. John is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. John 13:31-14:7.…