Sermons by Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown Bartimaeus Sermon

Bartimaeus

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 also watch this service by searching for “Friendswood Friends Church” and clicking on the video with “July 12” in the title. After the service, if you missed it last week, be sure to check out the full-length version of our 125th Anniversary Video…

Visions of Hope in the Midst of Darkness

The sermon is based on Isaiah 9:2 & 6-7 (CEB) 2 [a] The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 6 A child is born to us, a son is given to us,    and authority will be on his shoulders.    He will be named    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.7 There will be vast authority and endless peace    for David’s throne and for his kingdom,    establishing and sustaining it    with justice and righteousness    now and forever.

Called by God

The sermon is based on Genesis 12:1-4 (CEB) Abram’s family moves to Canaan 12 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s household for the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation and will bless you. I will make your name respected, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you,    those who curse you I will curse;        all the families of the earth            will be blessed because of you.”[a] 4 Abram left…

Parables and The Mustard Seed Kingdom

The sermon is based on Matthew 13:24-35 (CEB) Parable of the weeds 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The servants of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, didn’t you plant good seed in your field? Then how is it that it…

Repentance Is All We Have Left

The sermon is based on scriptures from 2 Samuel 11 & 12 (CEB) David and Bathsheba 11 In the spring,[a] when kings[b] go off to war, David sent Joab, along with his servants and all the Israelites, and they destroyed the Ammonites, attacking the city of Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening, David got up from his couch and was pacing back and forth on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful. 3 David sent…

Pentecost, Love and Understanding

The Sermon is based on Acts 2:1-11 (CEB) Pentecost 2 When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak. 5 There were pious Jews from every…