Sermon: Empty Hands

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Micah. Micah, chapter 6, beginning in verse 1. Micah is in the Old Testament – Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk. Micah 6, beginning in verse 1. Before we hear God’s word this morning, please take a moment to pray with me. Father,…

Prayer: Too Big, Too Small

A prayer on reading Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, o mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Exalted God, you ask too little and too much of us. You show us justice and mercy and…

Sermon: Peace and Disruption

I invite you to turn in your Bibles with me to Micah, chapter 5. Micah 5, beginning in verse 1. Micah is in the Old Testament – Obadiah and Jonah on the left and Nahum and Habakkuk on the right. Micah 5, beginning in verse 1. As we listen to God’s word this morning, I…

Sermon: Micah IV – A New Hope

I don’t say it enough, but it is a joy and privilege to be called by God to share his word with you each week. I thank God for you, that as we seek to hear God’s word and respond in faith, we get to do it together. As Pastor Olga knows, this series through…

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,…