Sermon, March 5, 2017 Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11 Last week, Wednesday to be specific, several of us gathered here in the sanctuary in the evening. We had, as we do every year, saved the Palm branches from last year’s Palm Sunday celebrations. Palm Sunday starts with remembering the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
Sermon, November 13, 2016 The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles This has been a week for me to put into play my most sacred spiritual practices. Starting late Tuesday evening as the voting trends began seeming obvious…, I stole away to be by myself. Several of us had gathered to watch the results. I stopped
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Revelation 21:1-6 Acts 11:1-18 To our Jewish friends, and we all have them, Happy Passover. Passover is an eight day celebration remembering the passing over from slavery in Egypt to freedom, eventually into the Land of Israel. Christianity is an heir of our Jewish ancestors and it is easy for us
Sermon, Palm Sunday 2016 March 20, 2016 Luke 19:28-40 Religious holidays and ideas that have risen to have homogenous meaning, that mean very much the same thing in the common mind in our culture, are among the most difficult to preach. Making a concept have near universal meaning often times is a religious political objective.
Sermon, April 10, 2016 John 21:1-19 Are you seated or standing near someone who has had a mystical experience with the Holy? With God? The answer is, yes, you are. I know many of your stories and I know that many of you know the Essence of Life, the Holy, God by whatever name you