Sermons by Cindy Dawson

PhD in Religion Student

What My Students Want Me to Say About Jesus

Thanks for joining us this Sunday for our online worship. Before starting the video, download this PDF file of the song lyrics and responsive readings. If you have a smart TV with access to YouTube, you can watch this service by searching for “Friendswood Friends Church” and clicking on the video with “August 2” in the title.

Return to a New World

Thanks for joining us this Sunday for our online worship. Before starting the video, download this PDF file of the song lyrics and responsive readings. Print it out or bring it up on another device so you can view it while watching the service. Finally, if you have a smart TV with access to YouTube, you can watch the service by searching for “Friendswood Friends Church” and clicking on the video with “June 14” in the title.

Faith is patient. Faith is persistent.

The sermon is based on Haggai 1-2 (CEB) The challenge to rebuild 1 The Lord’s word came through Haggai the prophet in the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month on the first day of the month, to Judah’s governor Zerubbabel, Shealtiel’s son, and to the high priest Joshua, Jehozadak’s son: 2 This is what the Lord of heavenly forces says:    These people say, “The time hasn’t come,        the time to rebuild the Lord’s house.” 3 Then the Lord’s word came through Haggai the prophet: 4         Is it time…

Habakkuk: “The righteous will live by faith”

The sermon is based on Habakkuk 1-2 (CEB) 1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. The prophet complains 2 Lord, how long will I call for help and you not listen?        I cry out to you, “Violence!”            but you don’t deliver us.3 Why do you show me injustice and look at anguish        so that devastation and violence are before me?There is strife, and conflict abounds.4         The Instruction is ineffective.            Justice does not endure            because the wicked surround the righteous.        Justice becomes warped. The Lord responds 5 Look among the nations and watch!        Be astonished…

Micah’s New Vision for Jerusalem

The sermon is based on Micah 3-4 (CEB) Micah justifies the coming destruction 3 But I said:Hear, leaders of Jacob,        rulers of the house of Israel!    Isn’t it your job to know justice?—2         you who hate good and love evil,            who tear the skin off them, and the flesh off their bones,3         who devour the flesh of my people,            tear off their skin,            break their bones in pieces,            and spread them out as if in a pot,                like meat in a kettle.4 Then they will cry out to the Lord,        but he won’t answer…

The Book of the Twelve

The sermon is based on scripture from Hosea 2 & 11 (CEB) Hosea 2 (CEB) Proclamation of wrongdoing 2 [a] Say to your brother, My People, and to your sister, Compassion: 2 Level a charge against your mother; plead with her!    She is not my wife,        and I am not her husband.    Let her remove prostitution from her presence,        and adultery from between her breasts,3     or else I will strip her naked        and expose her as on the day she was born.    I will make her like a desert,        and turn…

What’s Missing?

The Sermon is based on Exodus 14.5-7, 10-14, 21-29 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; he took six hundred chosen chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites…

Partnering with God

The sermon is based on Philippians 2:12-13 Carry out your salvation 12 Therefore, my loved ones, just as you always obey me, not just when I am present but now even more while I am away, carry out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 God is the one who enables you both to want and to actually live out his good purposes.