The God of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-6May 23, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott I want you to imagine for a minute that you are an artist and someone has hired you to paint a picture of God.  Now, I know the Ten Commandments tell us not to make any images of God but I want you to imagine not only … More The God of Pentecost

Nick at Night

John 3:1-10    May 16, 2021Union University Church   Reverend Laurie DeMott Nicodemus, cloaked in the darkness of his own uncertainty, came to Jesus in the night seeking the light of understanding.   “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the … More Nick at Night

Forgiveness

Matthew 18:23-24May 9, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott Before preaching today’s sermon, I want to make a note on the translation I used.  Most modern translations quote Jesus as saying that you should forgive seventy-seven times,” but as a child I learned seven times seventy times which is based on an alternative manuscript.  I’ve always … More Forgiveness

The Lord’s Supper

May 2, 2021I Corinthians 11:23-26Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott In 2010, an Anglican minister in Toronto ignited a Canada-wide controversy when she gave communion bread to a German Shepherd named Trapper.  The dog’s owner had been harassed by the police earlier in the week for sitting on the church’s steps and when he called … More The Lord’s Supper