Sermons & Worship from June 2022

Such As I Have

Scriptures: Isaiah 58:10-11; Psalm 5:1-3; Acts 3:1-10 The account that was read from the Acts of the Apostles this morning is an account of commitment and prayer and compassion. All of those things resulted in the miraculous healing of a man who had never walked for 40 years, not since the day of his birth. It was three o’clock the hour of afternoon prayer at the Temple. Everyone of Jewish heritage was expected to pray three times a day, once…

A Little Flour; A Little Oil

Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:8-16; Proverbs 3:13-14; Luke 7:11-17 When you first hear the story this woman of great trust who provided for a stranger some water and took what she thought to be her last flour and oil to make some bread for him to eat, you may think it is a strange story for Father’s Day. But fear not, the person in this story who will be the central figure this morning is Elijah. Few individuals have made as…

Beginnings

Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-3; Psalm 8; Acts 2:42-47 How do you make decisions? Are you a person who usually intuits how things are going to work out and you make a plan for action? Maybe you are a person who has a difficult time making a decision because you feel that you never have enough information to make a good decision. Maybe you are a person who doesn’t like the responsibility and the accountability for making decisions. A student once told…

The Birth of the Church

Scriptures: Isaiah 52:7; Matthew 28:16-20 It was the Festival of Shavuot, the Festival of First Fruits, an agricultural celebration on the Jewish calendar. It marked the end of the barley harvest and the beginning of the wheat harvest. It was a celebration that was commanded by God. Turn in your pew Bible to page 66 and follow along as I read. “Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to Me. You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened…