Sermons from July 2019

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…