Sermons & Worship from August 2021

The Fable of the Trees

Judges 9:1-21 The Bible is a book for all ages.  For the tender young ears of our littlest ones there is the story of Noah with his floating zoo or the story of Jonah swallowed by a whale like Pinocchio.  For the graying seniors, there are the psalms of comfort to sustain them, knowing that the Lord, their shepherd will guide them beside the still waters.  And for the pre-teen crowd, there is the book of Judges.  11 years old…

The Oaks of Mamre

Genesis 18:1-15; Isaiah 61:1-3   The story of Abraham and Sarah’s visitation by angels begins with this sentence:  “God appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre.”  God appeared at the oaks of Mamre; not God appeared at the crabapples of Mamre; or God appeared at the buckthorns of Mamre or at the honeysuckles or the weeping willows or the poplars or at the spiny hawthornes of Mamre, but “God appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre.”  When those first listeners of…