Sermons & Worship from February 2022

Inside Out

Scriptures: Exodus 24:9-18 Psalm 93:1-2 Matthew 17:1-8 Have you ever wondered what God looks like? That kind of questioning didn’t just begin recently. It harks back to recorded time. Humans have always had a problem worshiping an invisible God, so through the generations people have created gods that can be seen and touched. They have created gods made of wood and stone and precious metal. It is quite possible that Jesus knew that at least a core group of his…

Let My People Go

Scriptures: Exodus 5:1-14 Psalm 22 (Excerpts from Psalms/Now) Matthew 5:13-16 President Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is action in spite of fear.” The people that we shall look at today were not without fear, but in spite of the danger to their very lives they were faithful to God and to their moral compass. They stepped up to follow God’s bidding, follow what was the right thing to do, follow what was morally…

Go Where I Send Thee

Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 59:9-12,16-17; Acts 16:1-10 The people in the stories of today could not be more different in their background, in their preparation, and in their environment. Jeremiah was a youth who was called by God to become a prophet to the people of Israel. The nation of Israel had strayed so far away from a life that reflected the worship of Yahweh that they now worshiped the idols of Baal, including burning their children as offerings. The…

“Ain’t I a Woman?”

Scriptures: Exodus 3:1-9 Psalm 115:1-2 Galatians 5:1 Slavery has existed for millennia.  It has affected all races, genders, and age groups. The Code of Hammurabi, dating about 1758 BC codified the institution of slavery.  A number of countries in the Middle East adopted parts of that Code. It would have been about 1500 BC when Moses led the Hebrews in their escape from slavery in Egypt. The first slaves to arrive in America was a group of 20 people who…