Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lessons for All Saints Sunday, November 2

Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm … Continue reading

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Sermon – Reformation Sunday, October 26 – Play Doh

Preaching on the same lessons many times can be challenging, so you look for new connections and different ways to present the Good News.  For this sermon, it is Play Doh.  Everyone knows about Play Doh.  As long as you … Continue reading

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Lessons for Reformation Sunday, October 26

Jeremiah 31:31-34 31The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when … Continue reading

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Sermon – October 19 – By Seminarian Tom Mitchell

In the Gospel Lesson from the 22nd chapter of Matthew, the Herodian and the Pharisee join together to challenge Jesus.  They ask him, should we pay taxes?  This is a dilemma we face every April 15th!  Jesus realized this question … Continue reading

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Sermon – October 12 – Note to Self

Sermon – October 12 – Note to Self Where do Preachers come up with their ideas for sermons?  Of course there is knowledge, research and also quiet prayer and contemplation with God.  But almost always, it starts with the questions … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, October 19

Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him — and the gates shall not be … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, October 12

Isaiah 25:1-9 O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. 2For you have made the city a heap, the fortified … Continue reading

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Sermon – October 5 – Eccentric Love

There is a lot of violence in the Gospel Lesson from the 21st Chapter of Matthew, leaving us to wonder, where is the Good News? The vineyard owner did all this stuff:  planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, … Continue reading

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